Barmera Uniting Church

Barmera Uniting Church welcomes you to join us for worship. Our friendly congregation numbers about 30, mainly people aged 50+ (but we're always glad to have younger people join with us!).

Services are followed by morning tea in the church hall and visitors are very welcome to enjoy that opportunity to meet the locals.

Centenary Celebrations

Our centenary was celebrated on the weekend Saturday-Sunday 12-13 October 2019. Numerous people who have moved away from Barmera over the years returned to reconnect with friends and share the celebration of 100 years of worship, ministry and service within our community.
The wedding photo competition attracted 83 photos of couples married in the Barmera Congregational/Uniting Church. The photos were displayed without names, just numbers, and folk were invited to identify as many as they could. The winner was Betty Braund and runner-up was Gaynor Kregar.

Easter Dawn service at Lake BonneyEaster dawn service at Lake Bonney

On Easter Day we join with other local congregations for a dawn service on the shore of Lake Bonney. In 2021  about 100 people shared in the dawn service at the amphitheatre near the football club.

Visitors staying at the nearby Barmera Caravan Park (or anywhere else in the Riverland) are very welcome to join us.

The service is followed by a simple free breakfast (bread, fish and juice) on the lake front. In 2021 the service began at 6.30am (Sunday 4 April)

See our Facebook page for more of what’s happening at Barmera Uniting Church.

Our Focus

We’re keen to support, be involved with, and reach out to our local community with the good news about Jesus.  Some of the ways we are doing that include:

Christmas Cafe

The church welcomes the community to the church hall for a cuppa and bbq tea on the day of the Barmera Christmas pageant. It’s an ideal spot to meet with friends while waiting for the fireworks (Barmera has fabulous fireworks!) at the town oval opposite the church.Guest enjoy a meal and a chat at the Christmas Cafe

This year the church hall will be open for bbq tea from 5pm – 9.30pm on the second Friday in December. This is the day of the Barmera Christmas Pageant (Vintage cars 6.15pm, Pageant 6.30pm). Fireworks on the town oval at 9pm.

So call in for a coffee, or bbq meal, or just come to listen to Christmas carols played by Riverland Brass.

Secret Men’s Business

A variety of activities designed for men young and old, whether involved with a church or not. These are scheduled every few months, often on Sunday afternoons. Previous activities have included river cruises, a visit to the Murray cod farm in Renmark, yabbying, 10-pin bowling and a visit to a working model of the Humphrey Pump. They’re a great way to meet new friends and share a relaxed time with old friends.

The guys visited Wayne Piltz’s emu farm near Moorook. About 20 blokes enjoyed the tour, finding emu eggs, and learning all about the business of farming emus. Recently they toured  the Twenty Third Street Distillery in Renmark to check out what happens there (and to sample some of the product).

For more details of future activities phone Ron on 85882460.


Service Times

Barmera: Sunday, 10am
Nookamka Tce, Barmera 5345

Berri: Sunday, 10am 
Denny St, Berri,

Berri children in church

Contact us

Berri Church

Denny Street, Berri
Phone: 0492 306 950
Postal: PO Box 860, Berri. SA 5343

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Lilian Cameron, Secretary of Church Council
0427 619 785

John Chase, Chairperson of Church Council
0419 848 672

John Kanyi, Treasurer
(08) 8588 1370

Facility and Hall Hire

Barmera Church

80 Nookamka Terrace, Barmera
Postal: PO Box 413, Barmera. SA 5345

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Jenny Keane, Chairperson of Church Council
0419 213 018

Jill Harris, Treasurer and Hall Hire
(08) 8588 2460



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