Stonnington Community Uniting Church

Explore Spiritual Understanding and Growth

  •  57-59 Burke Rd., East Malvern (corner Coppin Street)
  • 54 Serrell St., East Malvern

A Community of Faith in the Heart of East Malvern

The Stonnington Community Uniting Church is a safe place for all people. Visitors and members, regardless of race, creed, gender, cultural background, or sexual orientation are welcome. However you would like to be part of our community, there is a place for you here.

Acknowledgement: We gather on the sacred lands of the BoonWurrung and Wurundjeri people, who have been its custodians for thousands of years


stained glass window with candles

Sunday Services

Our Sunday morning services are relaxed and inclusive. We incorporate traditional and contemporary music. We draw on the words of the old and new testaments of the Bible as well other thought-provoking and inspirational writings, artworks and the influence of the natural world.

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Bible Group

Special Interest Groups

A number of Groups meet in the comfortable facilities adjacent to the main church. These include the Afternoon Fellowship, the Common Threads, the Library Book Chatters and the Something for the Spirit Group. The church encourages expressions of the Uniting Church values across a range of applications

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Seating in the round in Stonnington Community Uniting Church

Church Facilities

Behind the conservative facade, the Stonnington Community Uniting Church has highly usable and versatile facilities. The main church can be configured in majestic or intimate layouts. The adjoining hall, meeting rooms and renovated kitchen are truly functional.

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We are part of the Community

And the Community is part of Us


We are a Christian Community committed to following the way of Jesus rather than following religious dogma.

Stonnington Community is:

  • a listening Church
  • a helping Church
  • a learning Church

We come from many walks of life, we have had different and similar experiences, we are singles, we are couples, we are children, we are adults. Some of us like dogs, some of us like cats. We have different faith beliefs. We come together in Christian Fellowship.

East Malvern Uniting Church Exterior
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We are here to stay

Our origins go back over 2000 years

Our East Malvern origins go back to 1886

Our congregation started when Rev John Ewing, the Presbyterian Minister of the Toorak Church began to visit the area, and to hold services in the homes of several of his parishioners. The church has had many ups and downs through the 1890’s Depression, World War 1, the Spanish Flu, the Great Depression of the 1930’s, World War 2 and more.

There have been relocations, building programs, amalgamations, ebbs and flows. Families have thrived, young people have moved to outer Melbourne, friends and strangers have returned. Amazing ministers have guided our community while lay persons have served tirelessly in the evolution of the Church.

We are now emerging from COVID times with constant and renewed committment to a Christian ethic. From 1886 to 2024, we are here and we are here to stay.

Tomorrow could start today

You may have driven past The Stonnington Community Uniting Church 1000 times. Going to work, dropping the children off at school, or on your way to visit your mum. Perhaps you have walked past the church with your dog, on the way to Central Park, the Newsagent or even that nice coffee place near the corner.

Have you ever wondered what happens on the inside. Have you made assumptions based on the red-brick facade? Maybe this Sunday would be a good day to wander in for Sunday Morning Service? Why not? You will be welcomed, no strings!


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Our Services & Groups






Eucharist & Community Lunch

1st Sunday of the Month

Sunday Church Services

Structured but not old fashioned

Coffee & Soul

An informal catch up chat in a local cafe

Afternoon Fellowship

Share an afternoon of information and purpose

Common Threads

Where creativity and Christianity converge

Library and the Book Club

This is for the book-lovers

Something for the Spirit

Making sense of the original Christian message in the 21st Century

Linking Hands, concept of communication and support

Our Team

The Ordained Minister

We are preparing for our new minister. Chris the Rev is our temp.

Church Council

Comprised of Elders and elected Councillors

Office Manager

Jane is our amazing Office Manager

What our Parishioners Say

This is my happy place


Sanctuary and spirituality


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What’s Happening?

Farewell to Rev Greg and Dana Crowe

Farewell to Greg & Dana Crowe from Stonnington Community Uniting Church Re-published with permission from Dick Carter's farewell address at the Celebration of the Crowes' ministry, January 2024 The time has come for us to say “farewell” to Greg and Dana. I, and I...


Explore the FacilitiesAre you looking for a special venue for 20-120 people? Do you need AV or great acoustics? We may be able to help Burke Road Facilities Church The church's interior is beautiful. A high vaulted wooden ceiling, stained glass windows, the pipes of...


A History of  the Stonnington Community Uniting ChurchThe Stonnington Community Uniting Church is a union of many Churches. The most recent union, in 2015, being that of Ewing Memorial Church and the Serrell Street Uniting Church. Bringing together the churches, has...