Welcome

WELCOME TO WESLEY CHURCH!

A friendly community
Biblical teaching and preaching
Classical but contemporary worship with a rich musical heritage
Multicultural community


Online Seminar on Asylum Seekers

 

This year a new Justice network has developed across 5 inner-Melbourne Uniting Churches, including Wesley.

 

The idea is to join together to resource our congregations to engage with justice issues together by holding occasional forums for information and possible joint action. The first of these events has been organised by Wesley (notably, Kerry Phillips) and St Michael’s.

 

The focus will be on how our congregations and members might support asylum seekers in our community in practical ways and, for those interested in advocacy, how we might advocate to government for a more humane approach to people seeking asylum in Australia.

 

Please consider joining this Seminar, details below, and poster above.

 

Inner Melbourne UCA Justice Coalition hosts
‘Shining a light on asylum in Australia’
Presenters: Sr Brigid Arthur & Pamela Curr OAM

 

Meeting ID: 932 3504 2878
Password: 362 935.


Worship

Sunday on-site worship services at Wesley remain suspended due to the latest extended lockdown. 

The Order of Service for Sunday 24th October with hyperlinks (in red) to hymns, readings, children’s talk and sermon is available for access here .

The worship leader and preacher this week is our Minister, Rev Alistair Macrae.


Last Sunday’s Sermon, October 17th    
Rev Dr Sandy Yule


QR Code Check in

Due to current COVID-19 guidelines, events in the church require scanning with the QR code at the entry to the church.  


Giving


Wesley Worship Services (currently suspended)

Mornings at 11am
Evening services – 1st (5pm), 3rd (6pm) and 5th (6pm) Sundays of the Month.


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

Church Administration
Tuesdays to Thursdays (Part-time Hours)
churchoffice@wesleychurch.org.au


Some facts about Wesley Church

  • Built in 1858, major restoration works completed in 2020.
  • 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 Vic.Tas, a large community services organisation serving the most vulnerable people in our community. https://www.vt.uniting.org/
  • Offers ‘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