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  • What We Do +

    This has always been a busy church with a wide range of groups within the congregation. Over the years there has always been (and continues to be) a strong emphasis on serving the local community, not just of Wollongong but of the entire Illawarra.

    It was this emphasis that led Wesley Church in 1969 to sponsor and support the establishment of LifeLine in the Illawarra and to provide housing for the LifeLine telephone counselling service. There is a still a strong link between the congregation and LifeLine South Coast.

    Similarly, in the early 1980s, it was the congregation’s emphasis on serving the local community that led (under the guidance of the minister at the time, the Revd Clyde Dominish) to establish Wesley Community Care – still a major activity of this church. About the same time, again under the leadership of the Revd Clyde Dominish, Wollongong Wesley was a prime mover in the establishment of the Farmborough Grove Retirement Village and Nursing Home at Unanderra – now part of the Uniting network of aged care facilities throughut the Illawarra and beyond.

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  • Always Christian +

       

    Underscoring all of this, we are always conscious of our specific role as a congregation of the Christian Church. Great care is taken to maintain a high standard of worship with prayers, readings, singing and preaching designed to lead people into a closer and more meaningful relationship with God and with God’s Son, Jesus Christ.

    In addition to Sunday worship, there is a weekly midweek service of Holy Communion, a weekly Bible Study group and countless people who offer prayer and praise to God throughout their lives.

  • What's in the name? +

    Way back in 1902, the denomination known then as the Wesleyan Church joined with three other denominations (the Primitive Methodists, the Bible Christians and the United Methodist Free Churches) to form The Methodist Church of Australasia.

    Seventy-five years later in 1977, the Methodist Church of Australasia joined with two other denominations (the Presbyterian Church of Australia and the Congregational Union of Australia, though not all congregations of either) to form The Uniting Church in Australia.

    Our church property was known initially as the Crown Street Wesleyan Chapel, then as the Crown Street Methodist Church. In 1959 we formally adopted the title of Wesley Church, Wollongong.

    Then, when the Crown Street Mall was created in 1987, it became known as The Church on the Mall (officially the Wollongong Mission of the Uniting Church in Australia) and is still known as The Church on the Mall to most people, though earlier names (particularly Wesley Church) are still used by many people.

  • Privacy Policy +

    Our Privacy Policy was last updated by the Church Council of Wollongong Uniting church Mission on 4th October, 2016. You can read the policy in full by clicking on the button to the right. To contact the Privacy Officer, write to the mailing address shown at the foot of each page of this web site.

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Meet Our Staff

 

Minister – the Revd Geoffrey Flynn

Email: revwgonguca@bigpond.com

 

Office Administrator – Rachael McGarry

Email: wgonguca@bigpond.net.au

 

Community Care Coordinator - Karen Zaini

Email: wgonguca@bigpond.net.au 

  • The Revd Geoffrey Flynn

    Minister of Wesley Church

    Joined Wesley Wollongong in 2014

  • Rachael McGarry

    Office Administrator

    Joined Wesley Wollongong in 2015

  • Karen Zaini

    Community Care Coordinator

    Joined Wesley Community Centre in 2007