Balwyn Anglican

5th Sunday in November

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WELCOME to Balwyn Anglican today, especially if you are visiting for the first time. Please stay for Morning Tea after the service. Children are welcome at Balwyn Anglican, there is a children’s program in the 10.30am Service & toys are available in the Family Room near the front of the church.


We would love to see you at our Christmas celebrations. Invite your family, friends, and neighbours - all welcome!

Sunday, 21 December @ 6pm
Carols at Balwyn Anglican

Christmas Eve @ 5pm
Children's Service & Christmas Celebration

Christmas Eve @ 11pm
Midnight Carols & Holy Communion

Christmas Day @ 9am
Christmas Celebration & Holy Communion


We're offering great courses in 2015 to assist in exploring your faith, strengthening your relationships, and understanding your purpose. There is even an opportunity to achieve a Certificate level qualification! Check it out now!


The Alpha Course
Mondays 9 February - 29 March 2015
7pm - 9:30pm

Register: Contact the church office.


For information on groups:
Tuesday morning Women’s Group
     9.30am - Contact: Judy W.
Tuesday afternoon group
     2.30pm - Contact: Brian W.
Interested in hosting or being involved in a new group? Contact: Brian


Tuesday mornings in Maling Hall. Contact: Treena B.


We would love some extra hands on deck for rosters.
Even if it’s one duty once a month you would be a great help! Whether you bring a welcoming smile or you simply enjoy caffeinating people, we could use all gifts to serve both our 9am and 10.30am congregations. Have a chat with God, then contact Karina or Brian if you think this could be you!

What's on this week at BAC?

Monday 1st Dec

7:30pm   Just Walk Across the Room Course (Week 4)

Tuesday 2nd Dec

9:30am   Women's Life Group

10:00am  Barnabubs

1:30pm    Balwyn Primary Prep-2 Christmas Service

2:30pm    Life Group

Wednesday 3rd Dec

10:30am  Mid-week Communion Service

11:30am   Faversham House Service

Thursday 4th Dec

10:00am  Mother's Union

2:15pm     Fintona Christmas Service

Sunday 7th Dec

9:00am   Traditional Communion Service

10:30am  Contemporary Service

Requests for Urgent Prayer

Please call prayer chain
co-ordinator: Margaret A.

Prayer Diary

Please let the church office know of anything relating to the Parish and its ministries or activities that need to be included.

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
— James 5:16


Balwyn Anglican Church:

For deep & growing relationships as God’s people here in Balwyn.

For growth in Life Groups.

For ministry plans & opportunities, traditional & contemporary services, children and families’ ministries & other outreach activities.

Wider Church:

For our link missionaries Ken & Ally Thompson in Cambodia, & for the Little family as they minister in Papua New Guinea; (Please contact Karina to receive prayer updates via email)

The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain (Bp Carlos López-Lozano).

The Diocese of Melbourne (Abp Philip Freier, Regional Bps Barbara Darling, Philip Huggins, Paul White, Clergy & People).

Shelford Girls' Grammar (Polly Flanagan, Principal, Cinti Joule, Chaplain).

Christ Church Essendon (John Mathes).

Christ Church Myrniong – visit (Bp Philip Huggins).

All Saints' Newtown – visit (Bp Philip Huggins).

St James the Great St Kilda East - visit (Bp Paul White).

Australia and World:

For wisdom and compassion in social issues affecting our
national life: asylum seekers, marriage, freedom of speech, community violence. 

For those who suffer and grieve. 

For the global church: integrity, godliness & upholding of biblical truth & the gospel.

For those in Egypt and Syria, for a peaceful resolution to the political unrest and for protection for the church facing persecution. 

Sick or Special Needs:

Raymond L., Ros D., Jocelyn B., Marcel P.