Welcome...

Join us every Sunday for our weekly 9:30am service.

We are a community of faith seeking to live out the radical good news of Jesus. We open up our land, buildings and resources in the heart of town with the hope of creating a 'meeting place' for people of diverse cultural backgrounds.

The John Flynn Memorial Uniting Church was built for the people of the outback and was inspired by the life works of the Reverend John Flynn.

Follow this link for our other regular activities and groups.

Congregation

Welcome...

Join us every Sunday for our weekly 9:30am service.

We are a community of faith seeking to live out the radical good news of Jesus. We open up our land, buildings and resources in the heart of town with the hope of creating a 'meeting place' for people of diverse cultural backgrounds.

The John Flynn Memorial Uniting Church was built for the people of the outback and was inspired by the life works of the Reverend John Flynn.

Follow this link for our other regular activities and groups.

Adelaide House

Adelaide House

Adelaide House was designed by John Flynn in 1920 and built by the Australian Inland Mission in 1926. One of the earliest buildings in town, this ‘bush nursing hostel’ offered health services and hospitality to those living in the tiny town of Stuart.

Museum features outback nurses stories, Flynn’s story, Pedal Radio invention and passive outback architectural design.

Anangu Connections

Anangu Connections

The relationship between Christian people in the APY lands and the Uniting Church in Alice Springs goes back more than 80 years. It is founded in the history of the church’s involvement with the Ernabella Mission at Pukatja in the Musgrave ranges of South Australia.

Throughout the Northern Synod, urban congregations have entered into partnership relationships with indigenous congregations in their area. Anangu and other First Nations people attend our services on Sunday morning. Components of our service are in both English and Pitjantjatjara.

Meeting Place

Anangu Connections

The Meeting Place: that is what we hope and dream to be. Our land and buildings are located on the Todd Mall in Alice Springs, and many people pass through or stop by on our lawns each day. It is our vision to help people connect: visitors and locals, across cultures and ages; to be the beating heart of our town. In collaboration with volunteers from across the community we run a drop-in centre, an Op Shop, and the Adelaide House tourist centre. In all of these activities we want to welcome people in a safe and inclusive manner, and play our part in helping revitalise the centre of this wonderful town and region.

Upcoming Events

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The Meeting Place and the future development of Alice Springs

Nov 7, 2017

To make a contribution to building community requires participating in our wider society. And that participation has to be direct: hands on, turning up and […]

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Taizé in the Desert

Nov 7, 2017

We are very excited to offer ‘Taizé in the Desert’, a regular time of prayers for justice and peace in the Taizé tradition. Tuesdays, weekly […]

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Easter Service 9:30am

Apr 16, 2017

Happy Easter. Service 9:30am. All welcome!

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Silence is Deafening over Digital Shortwave Radio

Feb 15, 2017

The glaring omission in public discussions following shortwave broadcast termination in Central Australia is a viable alternative, like Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM). DRM is a [&hel

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Steve Bevis wrote this latest paper for NCLS Research on Indigenous and non-indigenous relations in Australian churches. Have a read, reflect, and then act to help close the gap in our day-to-day fellowship and life together. ... See MoreSee Less

Gap between aspiration and action in indigenous justice and engagement in churches. NCLS Media Release out today. Results from the 2016 NCLS indicate sympathy among the churchgoing population towards the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as widespread support for self-determination and government measures to improve life outcomes. There was also significant support for churches to be more proactive in promoting reconciliation. ncls.org.au/news/media-release-indigenous-relations

This afternoon at 3pm we farewell the inimitable Grace Darling. Though short of stature she was a towering, mischievous, fun and faithful presence in our lives. She will be missed greatly, but we will send her off with joy. No sombre funeral for her - and at her insistent say so!
Our love and condolences to all family and friends.
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So many of those attending the wide open space festival this weekend are dressed by our Op Shop. Our fabulous volunteers Kerry and Sondra created such a festive and fun space and there was much laughing it almost felt like the partying had already started. ... See MoreSee Less

Join us this afternoon, Tuesday April 17 at 4pm, for a memorial service for the late Mrs K Armstrong; our beloved sister and elder in the faith, forever cherished by her Anangu family and friends across the country. ... See MoreSee Less

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“Young people don’t feel safe and welcome in Alice Springs ... They have a sense that they are held in suspicion, and many of them do end up in juvenile detention.” eternity.news/s/7wdyv

Facts & Figures

  • 2,500 Uniting Church congregations across Australia each week
  • 777 Congregation 2016
  • 3120 Sundays since Church opened
  • 1 Number of persons it takes to bring god into your life.