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      

Reverend Jennifer Furphy will be on annual leave for the month of August.

All pastoral matters should be directed to Reverend Andrew Bunting on 0478 084 992.



All Welcome

The rehearsal of Byrdsong the next Evensong (on 25th August) will be at St John’s on 10th August at 4pm.

Come and sing with this welcoming group if you have an interest in singing.

There’s plenty of encouragement and help, and even fun.


“Conversations about God”

“There is a very serious conversation going on in our culture, in Western culture, at the end of the twentieth century, about God. And the church is not part of it…… One of the chief venues for conversations about God is the movie theatre with its adjacent cafes.”   Robert K. Johnston – “The Reel Story”

  Godspace is planning to host a series of film evenings over coming months.  They will be held in the hall at St Mark’s on a Sunday afternoon/evening, starting with the movie at 4pm followed by a simple light meal and time for conversation.

Our first film will be the wonderful Peter Weir movie “Picnic at Hanging Rock”. This will be shown on SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER at 4.00 p.m.


Would you like to be part of a junior school band that meets at various times both at St Mark’s Balnarring and St John’s Flinders.  We play for some family services and also sometimes in family concerts. For more details, click on ‘Children’ button.

Enquiries  –  Christine – 0412 090 639/  sunningfields62@gmail.com



Please contact John on 5989 1159 if you prefer to book an alternative way


The RECITAL SERIES 2019 has expanded to four recitals, with three at St John’s Flinders and one at St Mark’s Balnarring.  A $160 subscription will save you $25 and this year the system has been streamlined to make it more user friendly:

  • There will be no subscriber tickets.  Your name will simply be listed at the door.
  • If you are unable to attend a recital, your nominated guest will be admitted in your name.

There will be two performances of Handel’s MESSIAH in October

You are encouraged to subscribe, as this provides us with a solid core of bookings throughout the series.   Please encourage friends to join you in subscribing and therefore help build up our support base.  Subscription is easy – just click on the RECITALS button and select your options. 

We are so appreciative of the support of Bendigo Bank this year.  Its Balnarring Community Bank branch in the past ten years has given over one million dollars to local community development, an amazing generosity.

Please contact John Barren on 5989 8620 with any enquiries about RECITAL SERIES 2019.

This week

Week of Sunday, 11 August 2019 – Sunday, 18 August 2019

Sunday, 11 August 2019
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

8.30 am – Eucharist @ St John’s Flinders
10.30 am – Eucharist @ St Mark’s Balnarring
5.00 pm – Doing Justice @ St Mark’s Balnarring

Monday, 12 August 2019

8.30 am – Morning Prayer @ St Mark’s Balnarring
12.00 pm – Op Shop Meeting St Mark’s Balnarring

Tuesday, 13 August  2019

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, 14 August 2019

8.30 am – Morning Prayers @ St John’s Flinders
10.00 am – Music Circle Playgroup @ St John’s Flinder

Thursday, 15 August 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

Friday, 16 August 2019

8.30 am – Gentle Exercise @ St John’s Flinders

Saturday, 17 August 2019

10.00 am – Cursillo @ Red Hill Bakery

Sunday, 18 August 2019
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

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



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 September (St John’s)

Parish Council – Monday, 20 August (St Mark’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, 5 September

Doing Justice – next on Sunday, 11 August

GodspaceWednesday, 28 August