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      

We are back!   

Regular services have resumed – 10.00am on Thursday at St. Mark’s, 8.30am on Sunday at St. John’s, Flinders and 10.30am on Sunday at St. Mark’s, Balnarring.


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 have now resumed. Everyone who attends need to register  by using the QR code. If you don’t have a QR enabled phone, please provide your details to our welcomer team who will enter them into the DHHS website while you wait.  

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.

 St John’s Op Shop (Flinders):      

Open on Thursdays and Saturdays – 10.30 am to 2.00 pm

 Op Shop telephone number:  5989 1159 


At St Mark’s Balnarring at 8.30am each Thursday.




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  – 25 July 2021 to 1 August 2021

Sunday, 25 July 2021

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

These services have been cancelled due to Covid lockdown. There will be a zoom service at 9.30am on Sunday 25 July.

For zoom invite, please telephone Christine Barren on 5989 8620


Monday, 26 July 2021

Tuesday, 27 July 2021


Wednesday, 28 July 2021

 10.00am – Music Circle Playgroup @ St John’s Flinders


Thursday, 29 July 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, 30 July 2021

8.30 am – Gentle Exercise @ St John’s Flinders  

Saturday, 31 July 2021


Sunday, 1 August 2021
Tenth 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.