Barmera Uniting Church

Barmera Uniting Church welcomes you to join us for worship. Our friendly congregation numbers about 40, mainly people aged 50+ with a small number of young families and primary-age children.

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

Normally there is a shared lunch following the service on the second Sunday of the month.

Centenary Celebrations

Saturday-Sunday 12-13 October 2019


Tuesday-Friday (8-11 Oct) Displays and wedding photos open to the public 10am-4pm in church hall.
Saturday 2-5pm: Displays and refreshments in church hall
Saturday evening 6-8.30pm: Dinner at the Barmera Hotel Oasis Room

Sunday 10am: Service with Rev Sue Ellis (Uniting Church Moderator in SA)
Sunday lunch: 12-1pm Catered lunch in church hall
Sunday 1.30-3pm: Sharing memories in church hall. Finishing with afternoon tea.
Full details here (pdf file)

Please pass on this information to friends and family members who have been part of this church in the past. We would love to welcome back those who have been involved in previous years.

Note: this event celebrates the centenary of the first steps to establish a Congregational church in Barmera. We’ll have another celebration in 2022 to celebrate the opening of the present church building.

Wedding photos

Were you or any of your relatives/friends married in the Barmera Uniting/Congregational Church? We are looking for wedding photos, either originals (which will be returned) or copies (paper or electronic).
These photos will be displayed in the church hall (Tues-Friday 10am-4pm) in the week prior as part of our centenary celebrations.
Contact Ron Harris (Phone (08) 8588 2460 or 0428 821 532 or email

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 2018  more than 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 2019 the service began at 6.30am (Sunday 21 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 Friday 13 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.

Holiday Adventures

Thursday mornings during school holidays, 10am-11.30am, in the church hall for all children aged 0-7 for a program of stories, music, craft activities and food! Children need to be accompanied by an adult carer (who can enjoy a coffee and chat while their children are busy).

Dates for Holiday Adventures in the future are yet to be decided.

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: (08) 8582 3669
Postal: PO Box 860, Berri. SA 5343

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Anne Chase, Secretary of Church Council
(08) 8582 1954

John Chase, Chairperson of Church Council
(08) 8582 1954

Nick Cuteri, Treasurer and Hall Hire contact,

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



Rev Sandy Webb
(08) 8582 2524
0409 699 995