We extend to you a special welcome to The Merthyr Road Uniting Church. We offer a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, filthy rich, comfortable, or dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new- borns, skinny as a rake or could afford to lose a few kilos. You’re welcome if you are sad or celebrating, feeling confused and overwhelmed, high on life or just need to sit a while.

We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti or can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re ‘just browsing’, just woke up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Pope or the Moderator of the Uniting Church, or haven’t been to church since little Jack’s baptism.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60, but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like ‘organised religion’. We’ve been there too!

If you blew all your money on the horses, you’re welcome here. We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, ‘work too hard’ don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is visiting and wanted to go to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid, or got lost on Brunswick Street and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts, the sad and sorrowful, the overwhelmed and YOU!


Centre for Practical Spirituality – New Farm
January 16 2018

The Centre for Practical Spirituality was founded by the Merthyr Road Uniting Church and has a range of friends and partnerships in the community. The Centre sponsors activities in mindfulness and meditation and runs corporate wellbeing–spirituality training, quiet days, and public forums. Diversity enlivens our exploration of spirituality and the Centre for Practical Spirituality’s membership […]

Celtic Blessings Workshop
Whats On
January 21 2019

Saturday 16th February, 9:30am to 12:30pm, with Greg March There is a tradition that those who pray prayers of blessing for others will be blessed themselves.  This workshop will introduce you to blessings across a range of traditions. Please bring your journal, your favourite blessing and a open mind. The workshop will be a reflective […]

Anxiety & Depression
Community Events, Whats On
January 21 2019

Free Information MorningTuesday 26th February, 2019 10am -12pm Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried.  While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed,or ‘stressor’ is removed. Anxiety is when these anxious feelings don’t go away […]

World Day of Prayer Service
Community Events, Whats On
January 21 2019

Friday 1st March, 10am The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women who welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. Through preparation and participation in the worship service, we can come to know how our sisters of other countries, languages and cultures understand the […]

Intensive Journal® Workshop
Whats On
January 20 2019

22nd – 23rd March What would you like your life to be? The Intensive Journal developed by Ira Progoff combines keeping a journal, with a structured format that enables you to get to know the inner core of your life on an ever-deeper level.  It empowers you to gain a fuller perspective of your life […]

Easter Services
Community Events, Whats On
January 19 2019

Ash Wednesday – 6th March, 5:30pm Good Friday – 19th April, 8:30am Easer Sunday – 21st April, 9:30am Everyone is welcome