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Worship Services

We are a welcoming and inclusive community that celebrates the gifts of human diversity, including people of all ages, racial backgrounds, married, divorced, single and diverse gender identities. 

Adamstown Uniting Church offers a variety of worship services throughout the month to suit different ages and interests.

Morning Services

  • 8.45am every Sunday – A traditional but relaxed service mixing music and innovation held in the Church Auditorium.
  • 10am every Sunday – Gather-in All-Age Celebration – an all-age worship celebration that enjoys the gifts of human diversity, creativity and justice-making. In building community we welcome the full participation of families and diverse individuals, offering a playful place to grow, to deepen our lives and to work for justice in the world. Music led by musician-in-residence Heather Price and band.

Evening Services

  • 6pm First SundayFEAST – A table of food, story & nourishment!
    Shared food and stories around a communion table, held in the church foyer. Members of the community and special guests will share an aspect of their life journey. This is a family friendly and inclusive space where everyone is welcome to the table.

Special Events

  • Expresso  – Exploring music, art, faith and community, with guest performers, held in the Dungeon under the Church.
  • Taize-style Services

If you’d like to know more about about any of these services please contact the office. You can watch videos and listen to audio from some of our services below.

Heather Price appointed ‘Musician in Residence’

Heather Price appointed ‘Musician in Residence’

Heather Price has been appointed ‘Musician in Residence’ at Adamstown Uniting Church, and leads worship each week for a progressive congregation of all ages. Heather hopes to compose new music for this congregation with a focus on fresh and inclusive language, relevant theology and song topics, and melodies that allow people to participate easily. Continue Reading

Gather-In All Age Celebration

Gather-In All Age Celebration

Join us from 10am every Sunday in the main auditorium for our All Age Celebration – A lively contemporary mix of messy activities and thoughtful engagement. Music led by Heather Price and band. Continue Reading

Heather Price appointed ‘Musician in Residence’

Heather Price appointed ‘Musician in Residence’

Heather Price has been appointed ‘Musician in Residence’ at Adamstown Uniting Church, and leads worship each week for a progressive congregation of all ages. Heather hopes to compose new music for this congregation with a focus on fresh and inclusive language, relevant theology and song topics, and melodies that allow people to participate easily. Continue Reading

Gather-In All Age Celebration

Gather-In All Age Celebration

Join us from 10am every Sunday in the main auditorium for our All Age Celebration – A lively contemporary mix of messy activities and thoughtful engagement. Music led by Heather Price and band. Continue Reading

Church Life

Adamstown Uniting Church runs many programs and activities that people can connect with beyond Sunday services. Justice and the arts is at the heart of many of these activities, and the church is a hub for creative events in the community. Blessed with many musically-gifted members of the congregation, concerts are held throughout the year. Check out Expresso and Adamstown Arts for upcoming events, and the Altar/d Art Series page for current art installations in the church.

As well as large events we offer smaller group gatherings and opportunities for reflection.

Study and Reflection

Study groups including a book club are held on a regular basis.

Spiritual Direction

The Church offers an active ministry in spiritual direction, which is designed to enable individuals to deepen their relationship with God and to support the integration of grace in their lives. Sessions are usually offered over a one hour duration in a private setting with an average cost of $50 or by negotiation.

The four people available for spiritual direction can be contacted below.

  • Rev Nerida Drake
    Certificate in Spiritual Direction (SCRD)
    Email Nerida 
  • Rev Malcolm Drake
    Certificate in Spiritual Direction (SCRD)
    Email Malcolm
  • Gloria Carter
    Emmanuel Certificate in Spiritual Direction
    Email Gloria
  • Jenny Moylan
    Emmanuel Certificate in Spiritual Direction
    Email Jenny

Adamstown Church is supporting the development of a four year training program – Emmanuel Spiritual Direction Formation, starting in 2019, to train appropriate people for the ministry of Spiritual Direction. This program will be of interest to people who feel called to accompany others on a spiritual journey to a deeper relationship with God, especially those involved in pastoral ministry including Priests, Religious, Ministers, Pastors, Chaplains and Lay people whose ministry is in visitation. Learn more about the training program.

Workshops

Health and well being, creativity and personal development events and workshops are offered on an ongoing basis. Check out Adamstown Arts for any upcoming workshops.

Community Activities

The Church supports a variety of groups exploring health, well being and creative development such as Heartmoves, Move to Vitality, meditation and gentle exercise.

Information about hiring one of our spaces for your next community event is available on our contact page.

Ministry Team

Rev Dr Rod Pattenden

Rev Dr Rod Pattenden has been minister at Adamstown since June 2012 and brings a strong background working in the arts and community development.

Rod is interested in the links between faith and creativity and the call to live a full life. He maintains an approach to life and faith that values curiosity, wonder and gratefulness.

His leadership has deepened the Church’s involvement in the arts in a way that celebrates life and engages in justice making. He has a playful sense of humour and a hopeful passion for life.

Watch the ‘Putting the Arts in Adamstown Arts’ video by John Cliff below, to hear more about Rod’s involvement with the Arts.

Taize Service – Hearts of Hope

Taize Service – Hearts of Hope

Sunday 13 October 2019 3pm – 4.30pm Workshop in the Church 4.30pm Tea & Coffee 5pm Service in the spirit of Taize in the Church Trish Watts will lead a workshop to learn the songs of Taize followed by afternoon tea. Experience the harmony and healing of song and silence in community. Workshop donation $15/10 Continue Reading

Listening with the Heart Workshop

Listening with the Heart Workshop

Saturday 19th October 2pm – 5pm “How often have we really been heard in our lives? To be wholly listened to is one of the greatest of affirmations we can receive. It is rare; it is to be recognised, remembered, reminded that we have value, a right to be alive – not for what we… Continue Reading

Emmanuel Spiritual Direction Formation 2019

Emmanuel Spiritual Direction Formation 2019

Adamstown Church is supporting the development of a four year training program, starting in 2019, to train appropriate people for the ministry of Spiritual Direction. This program will be of interest to people who feel called to accompany others on a spiritual journey to a deeper relationship with God, Continue Reading

Taize Service – Hearts of Hope

Taize Service – Hearts of Hope

Sunday 13 October 2019
3pm – 4.30pm Workshop in the Church
4.30pm Tea & Coffee
5pm Service in the spirit of Taize in the Church

Trish Watts will lead a workshop to learn the songs of Taize followed by afternoon tea. Experience the harmony and healing of song and silence in community. Workshop donation $15/10

Listening with the Heart Workshop

Listening with the Heart Workshop

Saturday 19th October 2pm – 5pm

“How often have we really been heard in our lives? To be wholly listened to is one of the greatest of affirmations we can receive. It is rare; it is to be recognised, remembered, reminded that we have value, a right to be alive – not for what we do, for what we have done or are going to do, but for who we are, Continue Reading

Emmanuel Spiritual Direction Formation 2019

Emmanuel Spiritual Direction Formation 2019

Adamstown Church is supporting the development of a four year training program, starting in 2019, to train appropriate people for the ministry of Spiritual Direction. This program will be of interest to people who feel called to accompany others on a spiritual journey to a deeper relationship with God, Continue Reading

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