Welcome

WELCOME TO WESLEY CHURCH!

A friendly welcome
Biblical teaching and preaching
Classical but contemporary worship with a rich musical ‘menu’
Multicultural community


Our beautiful old church is reaching the end of a major restoration as the whole site undergoes redevelopment and renewal.

Re-Opening Service: Sunday December 15th, 2pm

Join us to bless this restored centre of worship, witness and service. Our choir will lead our praise and the Moderator, Rev Denise Liersch will preach.

ALL WELCOME!

Please note, our normal services at 11am and 6pm will not take place on this day.


 

Worship this week:   December 8th Second Sunday in Advent

11am      Morning Worship                                           Alistair Macrae

6pm      Evening Worship (Holy Communion)    Alistair Macrae

Last Sunday’s Sermon

Dec 1 Advent 1  Matthew 24: 36-44     ‘God the Thief?’         Alistair Macrae


 


Address
148 Lonsdale Street,
Melbourne, VICTORIA 3000
(between Russell St and Exhibition St)

Weekly Worship Services

9.15 am    Gospel Hall Cantonese/Mandarin Service
11.00 am  Morning Worship
6.00 pm   Evening Worship

Church Administration Hours
Tuesday              9.30 am – 2.30pm
Wednesday      9.30 am – 1.30 pm
Thursday            9.30 am – 4.00 pm


Some facts about Wesley Church

  • Built in 1858, currently undergoing major restoration works
  • Originally a Wesleyan Church, it became a Methodist Church in the union of 1902, and then part of the Uniting Church in Australia in the union with the Congregational and Presbyterian Churches in 1977.
  • Located in the Central Business District of Melbourne, Australia
  • In 1893, in response to community needs, started what is now Uniting Wesley, a large community services organisation serving the most vulnerable people in our community. https://www.vt.uniting.org/
  • Offering ‘mainstream’ biblical teaching and classical reformed worship
  • A cross-cultural congregation, including people of various Asian and Pacific cultures
  • Wesley Church building is also the home of the Gospel Hall, a Uniting Church congregation with church services in Cantonese, with Mandarin and English translation.

    Uniting Church in Australia

    Wesley Uniting Church is a congregation of the Yarra Yarra Presbytery and the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania.

    Mission Statement

    Wesley Church seeks to serve Christ with the following mission priorities for the coming five years:

    • to provide services of worship, building on our present style, and with a special focus on the ministry of music
    • to continue to welcome, care for and nurture all who share in our worship and congregational life
    • to grow as a cross-cultural and inclusive community, especially welcoming and supporting visitors and international students, while developing our partnership with the Gospel Hall congregation
    • to be a vital centre available to the Uniting Church and ecumenical partners