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Wesley and St Aidan’s Uniting Church

Canberra Central Parish

in Forrest and Narabundah

Our Adult Activity Groups

  • Thursday Friendship Group (TFG)

The TFG meets weekly during school terms in the Vercoe Room at 10am for a varied program of speakers and activities followed by lunch. The initial half-hour of exercises led by a YMCA instructor has been increasingly popular. The TFG is all-member participation in both tasks and entertainments. We hope that this year we can welcome many new members who have graduated to the rank of 'retired'. Contact the office for details. Contact Lyn Bowman or the Church Office.

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  • Wesley Social Club

Wesley Social Club is on the 2nd Sunday of each month at Eastlake Football Club from 12.30pm onwards.  No need to book, just come along and sign in

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  • Home Fellowship Groups (HFG)

Study groups meet in homes around Canberra most weeks. All are welcome. Suburbs with groups are currently Chapman, Weston, Farrer and Forrest. Check with the parish office for contacts, dates and a suitable location.

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The Wesley Choir is a group of enthusiastic and experienced choral singers. The Choir sings on Sundays at the 10.30am service from February to Christmas. It also performs on special ecumenical and civic occasions. Choir practice is in the Church on Wednesdays from 7:45 – 9.15pm, with a warm up at 9.50am on Sundays. Contact Catherine Lukin through the parish office or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • Wesley Uniting Church Tennis Club

The Wesley Uniting Church Tennis Club (also called Wesley Tennis Club) is a happy, supportive, open, and inclusive tennis-playing community, welcoming people regardless of age, tennis skill, and fitness level, outside interests or church involvement. There is wide variation across all these, but we all enjoy our tennis.  Wesley Tennis Club has a long tradition of tennis in Canberra, having operated since the 1940s.

Located in the heart of Canberra’s inner south, the club is close to offices, hotels and apartments in the parliamentary precinct and the social hubs of Manuka and Kingston. It is ideally located for nearby residents, office workers or hotel guests. 

The tennis club meets practically every Saturday afternoon on the two courts behind Wesley church. From the beginning of the calendar year until the end of daylight savings, tennis starts at 4pm while the rest of the year starting time is 2pm. A number of members also play in spring, summer and autumn on Wednesday evenings. All welcome. Please come along on Saturday afternoon or Wednesday evening ready for a game. Contact Rob through the parish office.  


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  • Tuesday Tennis Ladies

Tuesday Tennis Ladies   For decades a friendly group of any age and standard has played on the Wesley courts on Tuesday mornings. The emphasis is on exercise, friendship and fellowship. All welcome. Contact Anne through the parish office.

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  • Coffee Craft and Chat (CCC)

This group has been quietly operating on Tuesday afternoons for many years and offers friendship and support for its members, who principally comprise women over a certain age! CCC meets in members homes from 2pm to about 4pm every Tuesday from February to November except on the last Tuesday of each month when they meet in the Church Foyer. The location for the coming week is always listed in the church notices. Chat is compulsory, Coffee can be substituted for tea and Craft is completely optional. If you would like to come along, just turn up to the venue listed on the back page of the notices or contact the convener, Kerri through the parish office for the next location.

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  • Forrest Men's Shed

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This is a group who meet every Tuesday. Read more here. View our latest program here.

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  • Monday Mahjong Group

Meets very Monday at 1:30pm in the Main Foyer. Contact Bunny through the parish office.

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  • Wesley Seniors Badminton Group

Meets at 9:30am every Tuesday in the Lancaster Hall. Contact the parish office for more details.

  • Walking on Wednesdays (WOW)

Walking on Wednesday Morning Tea   Walkers are now meeting at the Wesley front car park at 8.30am and have morning tea in the church foyer afterwards.


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  • Wesley Fencing at Lancaster Hall

Meets at 7pm every Wednesday in the Lancaster Hall. Contact Dr Anna Robinson on 0409 773 747 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Our Children and Youth Activity Groups

  • Sunday Youth

These are groups for School Years 7 to 12 students, and takes place during both our 9.00am (Sunday Youth) and 10:30am (Upper Room) worship service at Wesley. It is an opportunity for young people to explore the Christian faith in a supportive environment, and to share questions within a setting where there is no pressure to conform. Any questions? Please contact through the parish office.  

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  • Sunday Club and Children's Church

Sunday Club is our “Sunday School”, and operates during both the 9am and 10.30am services at Wesley. There is learning, craft, singing and fun for Primary School age children. For more information contact the parish office.  

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  • Saturday Youth Group (Currently in Recess)

Saturday Youth Group meets fortnightly on a Saturday evening, during school term, in Lancaster Hall/Youth Room at Wesley from 5-8pm. This is aimed at High School students and it is a place to meet others for fun and friendship. Different adults supply dinner and there is a $5 cost to help cover costs of nibbles/drinks etc with a $10 cap across both Youth Group/KUCA.   For more information contact the parish office.

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  • Saturday KUCA (Currently in Recess)

KUCA (Kids In the Uniting Church in Australia) meets fortnightly on a Saturday night, during school term, in the Wesley Hall from 5.30pm-7.30pm. This is for years 2-6 in primary school and has an activity based program and there is a $5 cost to help cover costs of nibbles/drinks etc with a $10 cap across both KUCA/Youth Group.  For more information contact the parish office.  

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  • Friday Whippersnappers Playgroup

  Whippersnappers is a playgroup for toddlers aged 0-4 and their carers.This group meets every Friday morning of the school term from 10am-Midday. It is a diverse group of nationalities who come to chat, allow the children to play and enjoy a safe environment. For more information contact the parish office.  View our latest program here


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