SERVICES

Please join us at any of the following times for worship:

Sunday 9.00am at Warradale Uniting Church
A traditional service in a friendly community followed by morning tea.

Sunday 10.30am at Marion Uniting Church
Family service for all ages with a band and PowerPoint presentation. Come early at 9.45am to share a cup of tea or coffee.

Holy Communion Service
A Holy Communion Service is help on the second Tuesday of each month at 9.00am in the heritage listed Wesley chapel at the Marion property. It is a short contemplative worship experience, including sharing in Holy Communion.

WE ARE THE UNITING CHURCH

The Uniting Church SA seeks to be an innovative, growing church proclaiming Jesus Christ, empowered by the Spirit to transform God’s world. Read More.

The Uniting Church is a young church – formed on 22 June 1977, when the Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches united to become one. The Basis of Union is the document which affirms our Christian faith and is the guide to what is central to the life of the Uniting Church in Australia.
Read the Basis of Union here.

ABOUT US, HISTORY & CORE VALUES

About Us

Marion and Warradale used to be on the outskirts of Adelaide. At that time the area was fruitful as vineyards and almond groves. Gradually the city expanded and encompassed the area in its suburbs.

Now, Warradale has maintained the small community atmosphere, where all people are welcome and embraced at worship and other activities.

Changes came to Marion also in the period 40-50 years ago, and a very large, vibrant Sunday School and Youth Group developed. As time marched on, children grew up and left home, and the numbers consolidated to a smaller group. Now Marion is a community that is searching for ways to build relationships with people and groups in the local area. We want to make a difference in the lives of others.

The Marion-Warradale Uniting Church community aims to share God’s love in living and meaningful relationships with others. We trust that by listening to their stories, people will come to know through us that God cares for and welcomes everyone.

History

Marion-Warradale Uniting Church – a Brief History (1862-2015)

Marion-Warradale Uniting Church has 2 worshiping communities, created over the years from several churches in the local area. The community at Marion Uniting Church enjoys updated buildings set in a beautiful garden. Our forebears built the Marion Methodist Chapel and the foundation stone was laid on the 15th July 1862. Church services are held weekly in the main church, and in the Chapel once a month. The restored Chapel is picturesque and is a favourite venue for weddings. The church property was originally surrounded by market gardens, vineyards and almond groves but is now in a suburban setting with Resthaven, Marion across Township Road. The hall adjacent to the Chapel is currently used for morning teas before church, various fellowship groups and meetings.

1955 saw the Congregation Church establish the Warradale Church on the corner of Lascelles Avenue and Struan Avenue, Warradale. This vibrant and energetic church has continued to celebrate God’s presence for many years.

A large hall was added to the Marion property in 1959. Two playgroups, Sugar and Spice and Mainly Music use this recently renovated hall on Mondays and Thursdays. The community of Marion Uniting Church fosters great hospitality with church luncheons, soup days and afternoon teas for concerts. This hall is also regularly hired out to community groups. In 1965 the “new” church was built at Marion to provide a more appropriate space for worship and Sunday School activities.

The Sturt Methodist Church on Marion Road was acquired by the Highway’s Department such that in 1972 its members joined the Marion community to make a positive contribution to the life and mission of the Marion Methodist Church.

In 1977 the Methodist, Congregational and Presbyterians Churches came together to form the Uniting Church in Australia. The Parish of Marion, Oaklands, Wesley Warradale (now The Corner UC) and Warradale was formed from this union. Over the years the congregations in this Parish have found their own purposes in the community. Marion and Warradale, sharing the same mission goals, have become one congregation with 2 worshipping sites. We occasionally enjoy combined worship services at either site, and enjoy each other’s company at Sunday luncheons.

Core Values

Our Core Values shape our mission and ministry. Everything we do is measured against these Core Values to make sure we keep on the track God has set for us. These Values include:

Sharing the love of God with all people

Being a community of grace and love

Life-shaping and life-changing inspirational worship

MEET THE TEAM

MARION-WARRADALE UNITING CHURCH
CURRENT CHURCH COUNCIL

Susan Plein – Chairperson – Young People

Rev David Buxton – Minister –  Worship, Pastoral Care, other

Joy Barnes – Secretary –  Congregation

Lyn Vawser – Treasurer – Pre-school Families

Philip McMartin –  Venue Hire

Andrew Pill – Property Management

Graham Watts Chairperson of Congregation – Pastoral Care, Congregation

Phil Rodda – Congregation

While councillors have at least one key area of responsibility all are engaged in all matters of the Mission Action Plan and the Mission Action Budget.