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      


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

Flinders Group – Wednesday at 10.00am at Mark’s hall.

You must register your attendance on 5989 8620.


We’re back!

Sunday 7th February – “The Story of Creation”
As this is our first day back, we thought we would start with breakfast so we can catch up on all the news!

MUFFINS are on the menu – perhaps if you have a family favourite recipe you might bring some to share. We’ll have some ready to go!


Worship services have now resumed. Everyone who attends need to register either by using the QR code or recording their name and contact number.  Please note that mask must now be worn during all services.

If  you have visited any of the Covid 19 hot spots (see DHHS website) we request that for the safety of the congregation, please do not attend any services. Thank you.


Both St Mark’s and St John’s op shops are open with strict Covid practices. Donations are welcome.

St Mark’s Op Shop (Balnarring):  

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

Sales will be available inside the Op Shop and in the Sheds. We will be operating under some Covid  restrictions.

 St John’s Op Shop (Flinders):      

Open on Thursdays and Saturdays – 10.30 am to 2.00 pm

 Op Shop telephone number:  5989 1159 


Held each week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 8.30 am at St. Mark’s, Balnarring and on Wednesdays @ 9.00 am at St John’s, Flinders.

All welcome.


Following the present and slowly evolving restrictions due to the Covid 19 pandemic, St. Paul’s Cathedral is streamlining its services.  Should you wish to take advantage of this access to worship, simply go to www.cathedral.org.au then to the yellow box WATCH  OUR LIVESTREAM SERVICES



Recitals are resumed in a limited capacity.


Seating is currently limited to only sixty under the Covid safety regulations.  Patrons may wish to BYO cushion as the pew cushions have been temporarily removed to allow appropriate sanitisation for Covid compliance.



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


See full programme under Recitals.

This week

Week of Sunday  – 7 February 2021 to 14 February 2021

Sunday, 7 February 2021
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

8.30 am – Eucharist @ St John’s Flinders
9.00am – Sunday@9 @ St Mark’s Balnarring
10.30 am – Eucharist @ St Mark’s Balnarring  

Monday, 8 February 2021

8.30 am – Morning Prayer @ St Mark’s Balnarring
10.00am – Warden’s meeting @ St Mark’s Balnarring
7.30 pm – Parish Renewal Team Meeting @ St Mark’s Balnarring 

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

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

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

9.00am – Morning prayer @ St John’s office, Flinders
10.00am – Flinders Music Circle Playgroup – St Mark’s Balnarring (will be held at Balnarring until after Labour Day long weekend)



Thursday, 11 February 2021

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

Friday, 12 February 2021

7.30pm Vicar at Synod 

Saturday,  13 February 2021

Vicar’s day of rest

Sunday, 14 February 2021
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

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




Upcoming Events

Liturgy Committee – Monday 1 March @ 7.30 pm @ St John’s Flinders  
Parish Council – Monday 15 February @ 7.30pm @ St Mark’s Balnarring
St John’s Bible Studyvia Zoom on Monday 15 February at 4.30pm. Please ring Tim on 5989 0462 to register
The Blue Door Bible Study –  12.30 pm on Tuesdays @ St Mark’s Balnarring
Friendship and Food – TBA
Doing Justice – TBA
Godspace – TBA


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.

Visual Verse of the Day (NIV)
from Bible Gateway