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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You can contact Sue and the rest of the church council on admin@engadine.unitingchurch.org.au

Sue’s very ecumenical journey has brought her back around to the Uniting Church where she started in childhood. 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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You can contact Paul at minister@engadine.unitingchurch.org.au

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.

Sarina Foulstone, Community Engagement Officer

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You can contact Sarina at sarina@engadineuniting.church

After attending an affordable housing forum hosted by Engadine Uniting, Sarina decided to join the church community. She says what she saw were Christians putting into practice the teachings of Jesus around social justice and she wanted to be a part of that.

Sarina has a long history of working in the not-for-profit sector and experiences joy by helping people discover the power in their own stories and how they can create change to make the world a better, fairer place for everyone.

Leanne, Church Council

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You can contact Leanne and the rest of the church council on admin@engadine.unitingchurch.org.au

Leanne brings expertise in finance, risk and compliance, staff management and reporting, and combines those with an appreciation of sharing spirituality, mature and reflective governance practices, and a deep understanding of the values and expression of the Uniting Church. Her broad experience and intelligent thoughtfulness keep us focused on what is really important.

Kathy, Church Council Treasurer

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You can contact Kathy and the rest of the church council on admin@engadine.unitingchurch.org.au

Kathy brings her skills in bookkeeping and budgeting to the role of treasurer, and is a constant and determined advocate in our efforts to do better to make Engadine Uniting a more inclusive and affirming place for everyone especially people who identify on the LGBTIQA+ spectrum and people living with disability in a world filled with societal and environmental barriers that prevent people from being more independent. Kathy brings wisdom to bear on governance decisions, balancing pragmatism and ideals in a very effective way.

Loraine, Church Council

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You can contact Loraine and the rest of the church council on admin@engadine.unitingchurch.org.au

Loraine has a long professional research and teaching background in engineering, mechanics, mathematics, physics and much more. An inspired organiser and gifted encourager, Loraine Makes Things Happen. Her eye for detail in process and procedure has made her invaluable in stepping up our efforts to become fully compliant with all Safe Church requirements, and her thorough grasp of what a vital community looks and feels like, and how we bring that into being, has seen our community grow and thrive in previously unimaginable ways.

Irene, Church Council Property

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You can contact Irene and the rest of the church council on admin@engadine.unitingchurch.org.au

Irene handles the repairs and maintenance of our property, the core of which was built in the 1950s and then extensively renovated in the late 60s. There’s always something that needs attention, and Irene is adept at working out where we can fix things ourselves and where we need professional help. A member of the congregation for many years, Irene also plays the piano and is a splendid singer.

Judy, Church Council and Pastoral Care

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You can contact Judy and the rest of the church council on admin@engadine.unitingchurch.org.au

Judy brings a deep kindness and love to everything she does at Engadine Uniting, where she has worshipped for most of her life. Her care and concern for all congregation members and their families extends way beyond Sunday services, and her memory for what’s important to individuals is amazing. A constant “pray-er”, Judy is also a constant worker who, along with husband Alan, form a solid backbone of our congregation.

Jo, Admin Assistant

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You can contact Jo at office@engadineuniting.church

Jo is our ever-cheerful, ever-resourceful adminstrative and office assistant. She handles hall hire, juggles keys, mends windows, prints and posts, shops for us, repairs everything, deals with floods and mice and bee hives, comes up with solutions for a myriad of unique problems, and still maintains a gracious and positive cheer mixed with a genuine care and concern for everyone she helps. Thank you Jo!

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

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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.

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Other Matters

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