About

As followers of Jesus, we strive to create a healthy, inclusive, peaceful and just society in which all belong and find their sense of purpose.

Seeking to follow Jesus

Our Values

We are a fellowship of reconciliation, living God’s love and acting for the common good to build a just and compassionate community.

We are engaging with 21st-century theological and ethical questions. We provide a focal point in the Sutherland Shire for progressive theological reflection, social inclusion and practices of justice and peacemaking.

We strive to serve and journey alongside our community and the wider world by following the model of Jesus in loving, serving, encouraging and empowering others.

Keeping faith, doing justice

Our People

We are of different ages and backgrounds but share a common desire to impact the world with God’s love.

Our congregation members have different life experiences and views on theology and politics, but because we all share a desire to follow Jesus, we allow people the space to be themselves. We encourage inclusiveness and equity and we appreciate the ministry of one another and respect each other even when different views are held.

Find the community groups that meet in our halls:

A pilgrim people on our way

Our Leadership Team

Sue McKinnon, Church Council Chair

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Sue’s very ecumenical journey has brought her back around to the Uniting Church where she started.

She is committed to creating an inclusive, peaceful and just society by following the the model of radical love embodied in Jesus.

Being part of a community of faith in her local area is an important part of her life, and she is passionate about supporting people to grow as they work alongside one another for the common good.

Rev Paul Bartlett, Minister

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The Rev Paul Bartlett, is our Minister who serves the church and community on a part time basis.

A meteorologist by training, Paul has served the Uniting Church in a variety of ways over the past 38 years: Twenty five years in parish ministry and then a total of thirteen years working for Frontier Services, the inland work of the Uniting Church and most recently with UnitingWorld, the international church partnerships agency of the Uniting Church. In addition Paul has served for twenty years as a NSW Police Chaplain.

Married with three children and five grandchildren, he has been a keen NRL Dragons supporter since his move, with work, to NSW in the mid 1970’s.

He is passionate about the church being a welcoming, compassionate and visible presence in its local community and a safe place for all who gather for worship.

Michael Bleasdale, Community Engagement Officer

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Michael comes to Engadine Uniting Church after working for more than 35 years in the community sector, principally advocating for the rights of older people and people with disability. He has headed up national peak organisations, such as Home Modifications Australia and People with Disability Australia, and served on the boards of management of the Older Persons Advocacy Network and the Australian Council of Social Service. He started his working life in Australia with UnitingCare where he ran a disability support service for fifteen years, and since that time has also worked at the Paddington Uniting Church. Michael also works part-time as the Executive Officer of Rights & Inclusion Australia.

Our History

From 1953 to today

The Methodist Church was established as part of the flourishing community that grew rapidly in the post-war period, and in 1977 became part of the Uniting Church in Australia. Does your family have an association with our church? Take a peek into our stories and pictures.

Our church

More information

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

We are happy to conduct baptisms, weddings and funerals. You are welcome to make inquiries with the Rev Paul Bartlett on 0439 458 204.

Our Community Newsletter

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Other Matters

For all other administrative, property and hall hire matters, please send us an email.