VENUE HIRE

Weddings

At Balhannah Uniting Church, we have been blessed with all the facilities necessary for a modern wedding service. Whilst the street facade has a traditional stone and brick appearance, the interior of our chapel is more modern with auditorium-style seating for up to 120 people and a full array of audio-visual equipment. Our toilets have disabled access and our kitchen facilities are adequate for providing light refreshments.

Members of our church are available to assist in wedding services. Our minister is a Registered Religious Celebrant and has performed many weddings in a vast variety of locations and settings. Our ladies fellowship are able to provide light meals for $5 per person upon request. We can also provide an audio visual technician or assist with a musician/piano at an extra cost (see prices below).

Those who hire our church facilities are welcome to use their own accredited celebrant.

All events on church grounds must be alcohol free.

For bookings, please contact Kathy Bassell on 8388 4941 or 0419 833 039.

Baptisms

We believe that baptism is a sign that we belong to God and to the church. In accordance with the rich heritage and doctrines of the Uniting Church (and the Uniting Church’s founding denominations), we do not perform private baptisms unless in emergency circumstances; all baptisms are performed during our weekly service of worship.

For more information contact Rev Geoff Hurst

Funerals

Our facilities for funerals include auditorium-style seating for up to 120 people in our chapel, and a full array of audio-visual equipment. Our toilets have disabled access and our kitchen facilities are adequate for providing light refreshments.

Balhannah Uniting Church also has a beautiful little cemetery at the site of our original church at “Bonney Flat”. To find out more about the cemetery, please contact Curator Michael Hughes on 8388 4450.

For general enquiries, please contact us

Costs

Building and Facilities – $200

Audio Visual Technician – $100

Musician/Piano – $100

Minister – $300

MISSIONS

Local & Overseas Mission Projects

Our church community supports local and overseas missional projects.

Hungry No More

This program began at Mount Barker Uniting Church in February 2000, and has provided a safe, supportive and welcoming place for between 30 to 50 people every week, sharing a time of worship and a meal. The program is assisted by a number of Adelaide Hills churches who provide volunteers to serve a meal each Sunday evening. Members of our congregation serve this ministry four times per year. These volunteers give their talents, time and love through Hungry No More to serve God and some of the most vulnerable people within our community.

Mwandi OVC Project

The Mwandi United Church of Zambia Orphans & Vulnerable Children Project exists to provide educational, nutritional and social support to those orphans and vulnerable children who are selected by the community to be part of the Project. The project is community-oriented and aims to utilise volunteers from the whole of Mwandi Village. Our congregation offers financial and prayer support for this important missional project.

Australia HOPE International

Australia HOPE International is an organisation dedicated to providing schools and promoting child sponsorships in the Congo. We were visited by some of the children supported through the organisation and felt called to offer support after hearing their compelling stories. As a church community, we have pledged our ongoing financial support of this organisation by sponsoring a HOPE School Classroom.

Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child Boxes

Operation Christmas Child is a unique project of Samaritan’s Purse bringing God’s hope and joy to children in desperate situations. Through the power of a simple gift, you open up a whole new life for children caught in the midst of war, famine, natural disaster and extreme poverty – and show them that they have not been forgotten. We have embraced this missional ministry for many years and are always looking to increase the impact we can have through this project.

Whose life will your shoe box change this year? Christmas Boxes will be available in September – it’s time to start thinking about what you might include in yours! Watch this space for more information on this year’s campaign!

For more information, please visit the Samaritan’s Purse website: www.samaritanspurse.org.au