Balwyn Anglican

2nd Sunday in December

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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.


Wednesday 31st December 2014 - Sunday 4th January 2015
9.30am - 9.00pm

Belgrave Heights Convention Centre
with John Risbridger & Peter Adam
Free camping available
Day visitors welcome
Register online


Monday 12th - Thursday 15th January 2015

Crossway Centre, East Burwood
with Dr. Rick Watts & Dr. John Azumah
Youth Camp @ CYC Phillip Island (10th - 15th January 2015)
Register online


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


In recess until the New Year. Tuesday mornings in Maling Hall. Contact: Treena B.

What's on this week at BAC?

Tuesday 16th Dec


2:30pm    Life Group

Wednesday 17th Dec

10:30am  Mid-week Communion Service

11:30am   Pastoral Care Group

7:30pm   Parish Council

Sunday 21st Dec

9:00am   Traditional Communion Service

10:30am  Contemporary Service

6:00pm   Carols 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)

Diocese of Kitgum (Bp Benjamin Ojwang).

The Diocese of Bathurst (Bp Ian Palmer Clergy & People).

Social Responsibilities Committee (Gordon Preece, Chair).

St Stephen's Greythorn (Rodney Morris).

St Augustine’s Moreland – visit (Bp Philip Huggins).

St Michael and All Angels Beaumaris – visit (Bp Paul White).

Church of the Ascension Springvale – carol service (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:

Ros D., Jocelyn B., Marcel P.