THE CHURCH ON THE HILL AND THE CHURCH ON THE PLAIN
High Street Road Uniting Church
482 High Street Road, Mount Waverley 3149
Office: 9887 8239
St John’s Uniting Church
37-43 Virginia Street, Mount Waverley 3149
Office: 9888 2295
Latest update on COVID-19 Restrictions:
Sunday 1st August – 9:45 am face-to-face service to be held at Virginia Street Worship Centre.
COVID-19 restrictions have eased, but density limits of 1:4m2 will still apply to our worship services and face-to-face gatherings. Masks are mandatory and must be worn both in indoors and out in all areas of the church. These restrictions will remain in place until at least midnight Tuesday 10th August. Hand sanitiser must be used and QR Code check-in is mandatory. Please continue to use your own phone to check-in using the QR codes displayed at the entrance to each church. If you are unable to do this, please ask for assistance. COVID-19 Check-in Kiosks have been set up on Android tablets and iPads to assist with the check-in process. Look out for them at both Worship Centres.
Full details of our services, together with COVID Safe requirements can be found here.
Our Virtual Service is continuing and is available by clicking here.
High Street Road and St John’s Uniting Churches began worshipping together every Sunday at alternating churches in February 2020. Since Easter last year, our worship continued to be together but virtual, due to Coronavirus restrictions. Our committees are working as one, and our outreach to the community and those in need has been strengthened by our collaboration. The Church on the Hill and the Church on the Plain are now one Church in Community!
This officially commenced on 1 January 2021, with our service of inauguration held on 7 February 2021. We are overjoyed that this has come to be and give heartfelt thanks to God! In a time when everyone has been social distancing and in lockdown, we have reversed the trend and have become one! Details of our worship times and locations can be found here.
Our combined Cluster Service, celebrating the Uniting Church Anniversary, was held as planned on Sunday 20th June at St Luke’s Uniting Church in Mount Waverley. The sevice was jointly conducted by Rev James Douglas from St Luke’s, Rev Julie Ross and Rev Semisi Tauali’i from St John’s and High Street Road Uniting Church, with Rev Anneke Operwal, Presbytery Minister Pastoral Care, delivering the sermon. We were also blessed to have the choir of rhe Melbourne Fijian Uniting Curch and others from St Mark’s take part in the sevice.
Attendance at the church was limited in accordance with current Covd-19 restrictions, but around 44 connections were made via Zoom, some of whom were couples and families. It was wonderful to see so many church family members taking advantage of current technology to be involved in the service. Thanks to Rev James and all those involved in making this possible. The service was recorded and we plan to provide a link to that recording as soon as it becomes available.
Details of our informal Sunday evening worship and discussion can be found here.
On the 7th of February 2021 an inauguration service was held at St John’s Uniting Church Mount Waverley and was available for live streaming at that time. For those who missed this service, please follow the link below to view the video online.
Online worship will continue indefinitely. This can be accessed at any time by anyone through the following link:
Follow the link below to an online celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations