Balwyn Anglican

Sunday 22 March 2015

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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.


Palm Sunday - 29 March

Maundy Thursday - 2 April
7.30pm     Combined light Middle Eastern meal & Fellowship
@ Balwyn Church of Christ (cnr Whitehorse Rd & Cherry St)

Good Friday - 3 April
10am        Service @ Balwyn Anglican

Easter Day - 5 April - bring a flower to place on the cross
9am          Traditional Easter Day Service
10.30am   Contemporary Easter Day Service
                 & giant Easter Egg Hunt!


Donations towards the Easter flowers are most welcome and can be placed in the bowl in the porch. Thank you, Ina A.


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!

Register: Contact the church office.


For information on groups:
Tuesday @ 9.30am Women’s Group (Contact: Judy W.)
Tuesday @ 2.30pm (Contact: Brian W.)

Interested in hosting or being involved in a new group? Contact: Brian


Tuesday mornings @ 10.00am - 11.30am in Maling Hall.
(Contact: Treena B.)


‘Love & Grace’ Easter Convention  |  3-6 April
    Speakers: Ian Coffey and Murray Capill.
    Concert 4.30pm Sunday.
    Day visitors welcome.

‘Follow That Man’ Convention  |  22-23 May
    Speakers: Al Stewart, Leon Stead and Andrew Scipione.

‘Songs of Praise’  |  24 May @ 2.15pm
    Featuring: The Couriers, Esther & Caleb and Zimrah.

What's on this week at BAC?

Monday 23 Mar

7.00pm   Alpha (week 7)

Tuesday 24 Mar

9:30am     Women's Life Group

10:00am   Barnabubs

2:30pm     Life Group

Wednesday 25 Mar

10:30am   Mid-week Communion Service

7:30pm    Parish Council

Thursday 26 March

11:30am    Seniors Service & Luncheon

2:15pm      Fintona Easter Service

Sunday 29 Mar

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.

Prayer is the exercise of drawing on the grace of God.
— Oswald Chambers


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 Morogoro (Bp Godfrey Sehaba).
  • Ministry to the Defence Force (Bp Ian Lambert, Chaplains & Members of the Defence Forces).
  • Archdeaconry of Port Philip, Bayside and Kingston Nth (Ray McInnes).
  • Parish of St Thomas, Winchelsea w. Holy Trinity, Barrabool and St Paul's, Deans Marsh (Wendy Gravolin).
  • Centenary Service - Holy Trinity Hampton (Abp Philip Freier).
  • St Peter’s King Lake, Christ Church Whittlesea - visit (Bp Philip Huggins).
  • All saints Greensborough - visit (Bp Philip Huggins).
  • Box Hill Parish – 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:

  • Ros D.
  • Jocelyn B.