Welcome to Wesley Church

‘A house of prayer for all peoples’ (Isaiah 56:7)

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

Works on site

Redevelopment works have commenced on the Lonsdale Street site. Hoardings have been erected for safety reasons; and archaeological works are continuing. Access to the car park will not be available after this Sunday, Feb 26. Wilson car parking, almost next door, can be booked on-line for a daily rate of $6.50 (normal fee is $9) on the following website:


Sunday, February 26th Note change of time: Morning worship 10.30am

The morning service this week will be at 10.30am(not 11am) and will be a combined worship service with the Gospel Hall Chinese congregation. The guest preacher will be Rev Dr Apwee Ting, National Director of Cross-cultural Ministry for the Uniting Church.  Following worship all are invited to join in a fellowship lunch in Nicholas Hall, adjacent to the Church.

The evening service (‘Threshold’)  at 7pm will be of a more reflective and contemplative style, including holy communion.

Free English conversation classes

These classes take place each Friday in term time- in NIcholas Hall, adjacent to the Church in 148 Lonsdale Street.

10.30 am – 12 noon and 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm.
Classes resume on Friday, February 10, 2017.
New participants are welcome when classes resume!

Food Justice Truck

…Come along, shop for great fruit and veggies, bread and condiments and support asylum seekers.

Every Wednesday, 11.30-2pm, this social enterprise initiative of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre is parked at the front of Wesley Church selling fresh fruit and veggies at normal prices for the general community and at heavily subsidised prices for asylum seekers. We commend it to your support! For more information see: www.asrc.org.au/foodjustice/

Justice Food Truck Wesley Church Melbourne

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

Postal Address:
Wesley Church Melbourne,
Locked Bag 8, A’Beckett Street PO,
Melbourne, VIC 8006

Weekly Services

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

Office Administration Hours

Tuesday & Wednesday             9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday                                     9.30 am – 4.00 pm

Some facts about Wesley Church

  • Built in 1858
  • 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 Wesley Mission Victoria, a large community services organisation serving the most vulnerable people in our community www.wesley.org.au 
  • 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.

Read more about Wesley Church on Wikipedia.


A MacraeRev. Alistair Macrae
Email: minister@wesleychurch.org.au




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
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