SERVICES

We welcome you to join us at any of the following times for worship:

2022 Advent and Christmas Services

Advent Services – Sharing the Promises of God:

10.00am, Sundays 27th November, 4th December, 11th December, 18th December

Coffee, Cake and Carols:

6.30pm, Sunday 4th December

An informal family gathering with carols and simple supper in the Main Church Hall

Blue Christmas:

7.30pm, Wednesday 14th December

A quiet reflective service for those who are grieving or find Christmas hard.

Christmas Day – The Promise of Christmas:

9.00am, Sunday 25th Dewcember

Regular Services:

Sunday 10.00am at Marion Uniting Church
Family service for all ages including a mix of contemporary and traditional music led by our band. This service is live-streamed and can be accessed via our Facebook page. The video recording will also available under the Resources Tab on this website. (Please allow a few hours after the conclusion of the service for the video to be uploaded.)

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Tuesday Service

Held on the second Tuesday of each month at 11.00am in the Wesleyan Chapel. It is a short service including sharing in Holy Communion.

Both services are followed by morning tea.

Please contact us by phone on 08 82961646, or by email at admin@marionwarradale.ucasa.org.au

  • if you would like to receive our weekly email bulletin which includes worship material and community news;
  • if you would like to have a conversation about what we believe;
  • if you would like some pastoral support through our Minister and Pastoral Care team.

Minister: Rev Diane Bury

Mobile: 0402 258 591; Email: minister@marionwarradale.ucasa.org.au

 

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COVID-19 – Changing of Restrictions.

We encourage people to stay home if you are unwell and when in the church buildings to wear a mask and use hand sanitiser in the interest of keeping each other safe. For more details on how we are caring for each other during the continuing COVID situation, please speak to the minister or a member of church council.

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, VISION & HISTORY

About Us

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.

Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision: A Community of grace and love

we do this by:

Worshipping together –

to experience again, God’s freely given love

to be inspired to change our lives

as we learn from the teaching and example of Jesus.

Building a community of God’s people together –

by welcoming all people

by caring for each other

by strengthening each other in faith.

Serving the community together

as we tell of God’s good news in Jesus,

as we seek to provide practical programs that meet people’s needs,

as we speak out for justice and compassion.

History

Marion-Warradale Uniting Church – a Brief History (1862-2018)

Marion and Warradale used to be on the outskirts of Adelaide. Gradually the city expanded and encompassed the area in its suburbs.

Marion-Warradale Uniting Church has been 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 various fellowship groups and meetings.

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.

1955 saw the Congregation Church establish the Warradale Church on the corner of Lascelles Avenue and Struan Avenue, Warradale. This vibrant and energetic church continued to celebrate God’s presence until, after much prayerful consideration, it was closed with the last service being held on January 21st, 2018.

A large hall was added to the Marion property in 1959. Playgroup “Sugar and Spice”, use this recently renovated hall on Mondays and 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.

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, became one congregation with 2 worshiping sites until the closure of the Warradale site.

Today Marion-Warradale Uniting Church continue to worship and witness to God’s good news in Jesus Christ, seeking to serve the community. We give thanks to God for the heritage we have received through previous generations and look to the future with faith.

MEET THE TEAM

MARION-WARRADALE UNITING CHURCH
CURRENT CHURCH COUNCIL

Rev Diane Bury – Minister

Graham Watts – Chairperson

Andrew Pill – Secretary

Lyn Vawser – Treasurer

Philip McMartin

Wendy Pearce

Susan Plein

Graham Watts Chairperson of Congregation

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