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      


PILGRIM 

A new group is beginning in Balnarring. It is part of the “Pilgrim” course—coming from England.
Andrew and Alison Bunting will be leading this group on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm from the 13th November, for six weeks. 

The booklet being used can be ordered through the office. The course is called “The Eucharist” and helps us to understand the things we already see, observe, and know about our central worship service.

For further information, please ring Andrew on 0407 257 010 or Alison on 0419 257 018.


Sundays @ 9

Come and join us at the varied activities over the rest of 2019.  The programme is at St. Mark’s Anglican Church hall at 9.00am.  “Godly Play” is a wonderful way to learn more of the Christian story.  There are craft activities to follow, a great breakfast to share and things for both children and parents to take home to continue exploring the story.

 Sunday 15 December—The Journey to Bethlehem

As we wait for Christmas we hear the story of Mary and Joseph.  I wonder if they really had any idea of what was ahead.

 Enquiries—Contact Christine on

sunningfields62@gmail.com


CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Sunday 22nd December @ 8.00 pm

A Service of Lessons and carols with supper @ St. John’s Flinders

Tuesday 24th December @ 5.00 pm

Children’s Journey with the Angels @ St. Mark’s Balnarring

Tuesday 24th December @ 11.30 pm

Midnight Mass @ St. John’s Flinders

Wednesday 25th December @ 8.30 am

Christmas Eucharist @ St. John’s Flinders

Wednesday 25th December @ 10.30 am

Christmas Eucharist @ St. Mark’s Balnarring

Children are very welcome at all services


FOOD FOR ALL CHRISTMAS APPEAL

Food for All Inc. is seeking assistance for hamper food and children’s toys (new but unwrapped) up to Sunday 24th November.

Please leave items in the box in St. John’s Church hall on Wednesday and Friday mornings (when the Office is open), on Sundays from 8.30 am to 10.00 am.

Money donations are welcome. Amounts over $2.00 are tax deductable and may be posted to Food for All at Post Office Box 440, Rosebud, 3939 or handed in at St. John’s Flinders in an envelope at above times.

Normal food collection will continue throughout this period. 

Any queries? Please give me a call on 0419 563 447.
 Thanks for your support, Judith Mitchell


ANZAC WEEKEND RECITAL
Sunday, 26 April 2020 @ 3.00 pm @ St John’s Flinders

FOR THE FALLEN

A performance of the French choral masterpiece

FAURE REQUIEM

Presented by the Australian Chamber Choir with harp, organ and instrumental ensemble
Director: Douglas Lawrence OAM

Tickets are available from AusChoir.com

The recital is kindly supported by the Bendigo Bank

This week

Week of Sunday, 1 December 2019 – Sunday, 8 December 2019



Sunday, 1 December 2019
First Sunday of Advent

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

 


Monday, 2 December 2019

8.30 am – Morning Prayer @ St Mark’s Balnarring
12.00 noon – Piece-makers @ St Mark’s Balnarring
7.30 pm – Bible Study @ Tim and Lee
7.30 pm – Liturgy Committee Meeting @ St Mark’s Balnarring


Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Francis Xavier, priest and missionary (d.1552)

8.30 am – Morning Prayer @ St Mark’s Balnarring
10.00 am – Music Circle Playgroup @ St Mark’s Balnarring
12.30 pm – Blue Door Bible Study @ St Mark’s Balnarring


Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Nicholas Ferrar, deacon, man of prayer (d.1637)

9.00 am – Morning Prayers @ St John’s Flinders
10.00 am – Music Circle Playgroup @ St John’s Flinders
7.30 pm – Pilgrim Bible Study @ St Mark’s Balnarring


Thursday, 5 December 2019

8.30 am – Morning Prayer @ St Mark’s Balnarring
10.00 am  – Eucharist   @ St. Mark’s Balnarring
11.00 am – Fellowship Cuppa @ Red Hill Bakery
11.30 am – Friendship and Food @ St Mark’s Balnarring


Friday, 6 December 2019
Nicholas of Myra, bishop and philanthropist (d.c.342)
Vicar’s Day of Rest

8.30 am – Gentle Exercise @ St John’s Flinders


Saturday, 7 December 2019
Ambrose of Milan, bishop and teacher (d.397)

10.00 am – Cursillo @ venue to be advised  


Sunday, 8 December 2019
Second Sunday of Advent

8.30 am – Eucharist @ St. John’s Flinders
10.00 am – St. John’s Fete meeting @ St. John’s Flinders
10.30 am – Eucharist @ St. Mark’s Balnarring
12.00 noon – Jennifer meeting with Bishop Brad Billings

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

SUNDAYS@9 recommences 

For more information please click the green Children button

All welcome. Please contact Christine Barren for more information.


Liturgy Committee – Monday, 2 December  (St Mark’s)
Parish Council – January 2020 (St John’s)
Gentle Exercise – every Friday in St John’s Hall
The Blue Door Bible Study –  Tuesdays @ 12.30 pm
Friendship and Food – next lunch will be on Thursday, 4  December
Doing Justice – next on Sunday, 15 December
GodspaceWednesday, 25 September


St John’s Flinders FETE – 18 January 2020