We are a community of Christians worshiping in two historic churches in the coastal villages of Flinders and Balnarring, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. If you are visiting our region, please join us in our services and share a cuppa with us afterwards.

Our Vision
To be courageous, embrace change and live God’s word in today’s world.

Our Mission
We are a welcoming and inclusive community showing Christ’s love to all

St John’s Flinders Service         |           St Mark’s Balnarring Service Times                                

Sundays @ 8.30 am                       |           Sundays  @ 10.30 am | Thursdays @ 10.00 am      

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CHURCH SERVICES – All services will be held in the Church.

The following services are for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people – Sunday 8.30am St. John’s; Sunday 10.30am St. Mark’s; Thursday 10.00am St. Mark’s.

Masks are required to be worn.






Balnarring Group – Tuesdays at 10.00am at St. Mark’s hall Balnarring.
Flinders Group – Wednesday at 10.00am at St John’s hall Flinders.

Limited places are available. You must register your attendance on 5989 8620 or email sunningfields62@gmail.com.

We are planning to run additional groups if we have enough interest. So even if we cannot accommodate you at this moment, please contact us and register your interest.


We’re back!

Contact Christine for more details.


Worship services are Sunday 8.30am St. John’s and  10.30am St. Mark’s

Thursday 10am at St. Mark’s   


St Mark’s Op Shop (Balnarring):  0413 058 906

 Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 am to 12 pm. 

 St John’s Op Shop (Flinders):      5989 1169

Open on Thursdays and Saturdays – 10.30 am to 2.00 pm. 



No morning prayer at St Mark’s Balnarring at this time.





Sunday 24 April at 3pm – Australian Chamber Choir – Vivaldi Gloria

Saturday 7 May at 2pm – Inventi Ensemble – Dvorak and the New World

Saturday 28 May at 2.30pm – Flinders Quartet – A Life’s Work

Sunday 24 July at 2pm – Peninsula Chamber Musicians – Beethoven Septet & Nielsen

Saturday 6 August at 2pm – Inventi Ensemble – Sibelius and the Curious Land of Karelia

Sunday 4 September at 2pm – Peninsula Chamber Musicians – Mendelssohn Octet

Sunday 23 October at 3pm – Genesis Baroque & Sara Macliver – The Italian Tour

Saturday 12 November at 2.30pm – Flinders Quartet – Beethoven and the Vignettes

Date to be advised – Inventi Ensemble – recital for the dedication of David Wright’s Sea Windows (depending on completion of the three windows, most likely after August) The Recitals in 2022 are being generously supported by Bendigo Bank Community Bank Balnarring and District.


To John Barren, Recitals Coordinator for St John’s Flinders on 5989 8620

This week

Week of Sunday  – 8 August to 15 August 2021

Sunday, 8 August 2021

 8.30am – Eucharist @ St John’s Flinders
10.30 am – Eucharist @ St Mark’s Balnarring  

These services have been cancelled due to Covid restrictions.

If you would like to participate in a Zoom service at 9.30am, please telephone Christine Barren on 5989 8620 and she will email you a link.



Monday, 9 August 2021

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

 10.00am – Music Circle Playgroup @ St Mark’s Balnarring  CANCELLED due to Covid restrictions

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

 10.00am – Music Circle Playgroup @ St John’s Flinders  CANCELLED due to Covid restrictions


Thursday, 12 August 2021

8.30 am – Morning Prayer @ St Mark’s Balnarring
10.00 am – Eucharist @ St Mark’s Balnarring               All CANCELLED due to Covid restrictions
11.00 am – Fellowship Cuppa @ Red Hill Bakery

Friday, 13 August 2021

8.30 am – Gentle Exercise @ St John’s Flinders  

Saturday, 14 August 2021


Sunday, 15 August 2021
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

8.30 am – Eucharist @ St John’s Flinders
10.30 am – Eucharist @ St Mark’s Balnarring




Upcoming Events

Liturgy Committee – Monday 5 August @ 7.30 pm @ St Mark’s Balnarring  
Parish Council – Monday 19 July @ 7.30pm @ St John’s Flinders
St John’s Bible Study – Monday 5 August @ 7.30pm Please ring Tim on 5989 0462 to register
The Blue Door Bible Study –  In recess
Friendship and Food – In recess
Doing Justice – Sunday 18 July @ 5.00pm @ St Mark’s Balnarring
Godspace – TBA

Visual Verse of the Day (NIV)
from Bible Gateway

Read John 3:18 on Bible Gateway.


The world now is too dangerous and too beautiful
for anything but love.
May your eyes be so blessed you see God in everyone.
Your ears, so you hear the cry of the poor.
May your hands be so blessed
that everything you touch is a sacrament.
Your lips, so you speak nothing but the truth with love.
May your feet be so blessed you run to those who need you.
And may your heart be so opened, so set on fire,
that your love, your love, changes everything.
And may the blessing of the God who created you, loves you,
and sustains you, be with you now and always.


The black rock prayer book.