The Uniting Church Western Australia is an Australian church for the 21st century. We’re part of the Uniting Church, one of the first churches to be created in Australia and the third largest Christian denomination in Australia. In Western Australia, the Presbytery and Synod of Western Australia serve an area of two million square kilometres. We have over 100 congregations, seven schools as well as caring agencies such as Good Samaritan Industries, Juniper and UnitingCare West.
The Uniting Church came into being on 22 June 1977, after three denominations—the Congregational Union in Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia—joined together. Ecumenism remains a vital aspect in all of the Church’s life and work – in local congregations, national commitments to work together with other churches, and relationships and partnerships with churches of various denominations in Asia and the Pacific. Visit the ‘Our History’ page to learn more about the Uniting Church.
The administration of the Uniting Church Western Australia happens through the Uniting Church Centre in Perth. Our staff are responsible for overall support and resourcing of the church — especially in community services, mission planning, theological educational services, media and administration. Our elected head is the Moderator and our General Secretary is appointed as the Secretary and executive officer of the Synod.
Gracious and loving God, the Psalmist reminds us that “You are our refuge and strength , an ever present help in trouble”.
Lord God, we feel deeply that our world is in trouble with the spread of the coronavirus.
There is a heightened sense of fear and anxiety about the future.
We ask that we may calmly and lovingly trust in You and care for all who are affected by this pandemic. Please bless the work of health professionals, government officials, aged care providers, school and community leaders.
Grant them strength and wisdom. We pray for all who feel stressed and worried, that they might find peace and reassurance. Free us from panic and selfish stockpiling.
We pray for all those who mourn the loss of loved ones to the virus, that they will find comfort and support.
May all our congregations and faith communities be places of empathy, compassion and calm, in all we face.
Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
West Australian faith-based and community groups and organisations, including the Uniting Church WA, recently signed a joint RenewWA statement, calling on the State Government for reliable jobs, renewable energy, and a safe future for all.
Moderator of the Uniting Church Western Australia, Rev Steve Francis spoke at the #RenewWA Joint Call for Climate Action at Cottesloe beach.
“It’s time for our Government to move quicker and more certainly to reduce emissions, to reduce our carbon footprint, to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel, and to develop a much more aggressive plan towards a total use of sustainable energy.”