Welcome to Wesley Uniting Church

Worship Is Our First Priority And Our Greatest Joy

At Wesley we place our best efforts into providing worship that is nourishing and uplifting, with music and preaching of the highest calibre. We hope all people will leave our worship services encouraged in their journey of faith, and challenged to serve God each and every day.

Church Services

Sunday 26 May

9am Service - Geoff Dornan / Brad Opdyke OOS
10:45am Service - Geoff Dornan / Ann Sutton OOS

Sunday 2 June

9am Service - Geoff Dornan / Bruce Stevens
10:45am Service - Geoff Dornan / Bruce Stevens (HC)

Sunday 9 June

9am Service - Lorraine Clode / Geoff Dornan (Foyer) (HC)
10:45am Service - Ian Diamond / Geoff Dornan

Sunday 16 June

9am Service - Robert James / Geoff Dornan
10:45am Service - Graeme Brown / Geoff Dornan

Sunday 23 June

10am combined service - Elizabeth Richardson / Bruce Stevens

Sunday 30 June

9am Service - Geoff Dornan
10:45am Service - Geoff Dornan / Bruce Stevens

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Wesley Music Centre is co-located with Wesley Uniting Church and we share a strong interest in music.
Bible Study - On Proverbs (6 session in April and May 2024)

These six studies will be led by Rev Bruce Stevens at 11.00am for an hour. All welcome. 

  • 1 - Wednesday 24 April
  • 2 - Wednesday 1 May
  • 3 - Wednesday 8 May
  • 4 - Wednesday - 15 May
  • 5 - Wednesday 22 May
  • 6 - Wednesday 29 May

* If you are interested in an evening-time Bible Study, please let Geoff know - or contact the church office.

Wesley Uniting Church – Pastoral Care Training Opportunity 14 -16 June 2024

Rev Dr Bruce Stevens, supply minister at Wesley, will provide pastoral care training to Uniting Church people based on his extensive experience as a practicing Clinical Psychologist and Minister of the Word. He has extensive experience offering professional training to psychologists and convened the clinical psychology program at the University of Canberra for five years.

There will be sessions held from 14 – 16 June at the following times:

  • Friday evening (commencing 7.30 pm)
  • Saturday (9am – 5pm)
  • Sunday afternoon (2 – 5pm)

An outline of the topics to be covered includes:

Session 1: Why care? The place of pastoral care in a church. Ethical practices such as confidentiality are foundational to an emotionally safe community.
Session 2: The skill of active listening. Some practical exercises. Listening as an act of courage.
Session 3: Grief with a special focus on the loss of the child. Worden’s four tasks of grief.
Session 4: Surviving trauma. Symptoms of PTSD. The idea of post-traumatic growth.
Session 5: A general classification of mental disorders with a special focus on an awareness of suicide risk.
Session 6: Issues related to chronic pain. The chronic pain trap. The importance of remaining active.
Session 7: Towards a deep story of the self. How we construct identity. How to elicit and encourage spiritual integration around a healthy narrative.

Bruce will provide notes. Sessions will be video recorded for anyone who may not be able to attend the full weekend of training.
Morning/afternoon tea will be provided each day, along with a light lunch on Saturday.  The anticipated cost for this is around $30.

If you are interested in attending please contact Wesley office 02 6295 3680 or email Bruce This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download this brochure here.

Bible Study - On Proverbs (6 session in April and May 2024)

These six studies will be led by Rev Bruce Stevens at 11.00am for an hour. All welcome. 

  • 1 - Wednesday 24 April
  • 2 - Wednesday 1 May
  • 3 - Wednesday 8 May
  • 4 - Wednesday - 15 May
  • 5 - Wednesday 22 May
  • 6 - Wednesday 29 May

* If you are interested in an evening-time Bible Study, please let Geoff know - or contact the church office.

Wesley Uniting Church – Pastoral Care Training Opportunity 14 -16 June 2024

Rev Dr Bruce Stevens, supply minister at Wesley, will provide pastoral care training to Uniting Church people based on his extensive experience as a practicing Clinical Psychologist and Minister of the Word. He has extensive experience offering professional training to psychologists and convened the clinical psychology program at the University of Canberra for five years.

There will be sessions held from 14 – 16 June at the following times:

  • Friday evening (commencing 7.30 pm)
  • Saturday (9am – 5pm)
  • Sunday afternoon (2 – 5pm)

An outline of the topics to be covered includes:

Session 1: Why care? The place of pastoral care in a church. Ethical practices such as confidentiality are foundational to an emotionally safe community.
Session 2: The skill of active listening. Some practical exercises. Listening as an act of courage.
Session 3: Grief with a special focus on the loss of the child. Worden’s four tasks of grief.
Session 4: Surviving trauma. Symptoms of PTSD. The idea of post-traumatic growth.
Session 5: A general classification of mental disorders with a special focus on an awareness of suicide risk.
Session 6: Issues related to chronic pain. The chronic pain trap. The importance of remaining active.
Session 7: Towards a deep story of the self. How we construct identity. How to elicit and encourage spiritual integration around a healthy narrative.

Bruce will provide notes. Sessions will be video recorded for anyone who may not be able to attend the full weekend of training.
Morning/afternoon tea will be provided each day, along with a light lunch on Saturday.  The anticipated cost for this is around $30.

If you are interested in attending please contact Wesley office 02 6295 3680 or email Bruce This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download this brochure here.

Bible Study - On Proverbs (6 session in April and May 2024)

These six studies will be led by Rev Bruce Stevens at 11.00am for an hour. All welcome. 

  • 1 - Wednesday 24 April
  • 2 - Wednesday 1 May
  • 3 - Wednesday 8 May
  • 4 - Wednesday - 15 May
  • 5 - Wednesday 22 May
  • 6 - Wednesday 29 May

* If you are interested in an evening-time Bible Study, please let Geoff know - or contact the church office.

Wesley Uniting Church – Pastoral Care Training Opportunity 14 -16 June 2024

Rev Dr Bruce Stevens, supply minister at Wesley, will provide pastoral care training to Uniting Church people based on his extensive experience as a practicing Clinical Psychologist and Minister of the Word. He has extensive experience offering professional training to psychologists and convened the clinical psychology program at the University of Canberra for five years.

There will be sessions held from 14 – 16 June at the following times:

  • Friday evening (commencing 7.30 pm)
  • Saturday (9am – 5pm)
  • Sunday afternoon (2 – 5pm)

An outline of the topics to be covered includes:

Session 1: Why care? The place of pastoral care in a church. Ethical practices such as confidentiality are foundational to an emotionally safe community.
Session 2: The skill of active listening. Some practical exercises. Listening as an act of courage.
Session 3: Grief with a special focus on the loss of the child. Worden’s four tasks of grief.
Session 4: Surviving trauma. Symptoms of PTSD. The idea of post-traumatic growth.
Session 5: A general classification of mental disorders with a special focus on an awareness of suicide risk.
Session 6: Issues related to chronic pain. The chronic pain trap. The importance of remaining active.
Session 7: Towards a deep story of the self. How we construct identity. How to elicit and encourage spiritual integration around a healthy narrative.

Bruce will provide notes. Sessions will be video recorded for anyone who may not be able to attend the full weekend of training.
Morning/afternoon tea will be provided each day, along with a light lunch on Saturday.  The anticipated cost for this is around $30.

If you are interested in attending please contact Wesley office 02 6295 3680 or email Bruce This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download this brochure here.

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Social Justice

The Service and Social Justice Mission Team was formed to bring together and coordinate the disparate interests and resources of our congregations, providing a forum for exchanging ideas, and a central facility for accessing resources.

Our Mission: The Uniting Church seeks to bring God’s vision of a reconciled world into the present, to reflect God’s love for everyone, work for justice and peace and follow the example and teachings of Jesus Christ. Jesus taught what it means to love your neighbour and your enemy, called on his disciples to heal the sick and give to the poor, and challenged the systems and structures of oppression in his society. In all of this, we are called to act with integrity, ensuring that our words and our deeds are aligned.

Wesley Wayfarers

Wesley Wayfarers meet on the second Sunday afternoon of each month to consider various matters of Christian faith from a progressive perspective. Progressive theology is an approach that seeks to understand the real, underlying meaning of scripture as distinct from what might appear to be its meaning from a simple literal reading of it.

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Join us

You may be new to Canberra, or searching for a spiritual home; you may be seeking answers to some of your life-questions, or simply looking for companions. Whatever brings you to Wesley you are welcome. God has a purpose for you and invites you to share your life and your gifts with the rest of God's people.

Please feel free to attend worship and share in the life of our community whether you are a member or not. We would like to give you a name badge to help us get to know you, and we''d like your address to send you information about our programs, but that's entirely your choice.

If you'd like to become a member at Wesley just speak to a Minister or write a note to the office. Baptism and Confirmation are celebrations of membership if you are new to the Church. If you have been a member at another Church you may wish to transfer your membership.

Safe Place Statement

The Uniting Church in Australia believes that all people are made in the image of God, and as such we accept every individual regardless of race, age, creed or gender.

As a Christian Community we believe that God reaches out to us in love and acceptance and that our relationships with each other should express love and respect and not be abused.

As a community of faith we are committed to providing a place in society where human beings can explore what it means to be made in the image of God.

As an expression of this commitment, the Uniting Church in Australia recognises its responsibility to providing worshiping and pastoral communities that are free from abuse and that provide safe environments for all people to explore and express their faith in the Gospel.

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Addresses

Wesley Uniting Church
Street: 20 National Circuit, Forrest, ACT 2603
Postal: PO Box 3217, Manuka, ACT 2603

Church Office Hours:
Mon - Fri, 10:00am to 1:00pm
phone: (02) 6295 3680
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Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live, learn and work, and pay our respects to the First Nations Peoples and their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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