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      

Due to current Covid restrictions, we are not holding any services.  We do have a zoom service at 9.30am every Sunday.  If you wish to be included in this service, please forward your email address to stjohnsflinders@bigpond.com and we will include you on our service zoom list.


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 as yet to resume due to Covid restrictions.  Should you wish to attend our zoom services on Sundays at 9.30am, please forward your email address to stjohnsflinders@bigpond.com.   


Both St Mark’s and St John’s op shops are closed due to Covid restrictions.

St Mark’s Op Shop (Balnarring):  

 Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 am to 12 pm. Except during Covid lockdown.

 St John’s Op Shop (Flinders):      

Open on Thursdays and Saturdays – 10.30 am to 2.00 pm. Except during Covid lockdown.

 Op Shop telephone number:  5989 1159 


At St Mark’s Balnarring at 8.30am each Thursday. (Not during Covid lockdown.)




Recitals, we hope will resume in October 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  – 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.