The Bellbrae congregation meets in the Bellbrae Church on the lower corner of School Road and Anglesea Road. The small village of Bellbrae nestles around the iconic surfing spot, Bells Beach. Our church, sometimes called ‘The Church among the Pines’, is set in a pretty valley location on Spring Creek.
Our services are at 11 Sunday mornings. Please join us! We are a small and very friendly congregation. There is opportunity for a quality cup of coffee or tea after the service and most members stay for a chat.
We enjoy singing in our services and have a group of musicians who lead us. These include a pianist, a cornet player, and a violinist but they are a multi-talented group who often play other instruments including guitar, ukulele and flute.
Our minister, leads our service on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. We have communion the first Sunday.
On the 4th Sunday, we have a visiting preacher, sometimes a lay minister or one of the very eminent retired ministers in our region. These selected leaders bring a range of wisdom and experience which we have found to enlighten and engage our members.
On the 2nd and 5th Sunday, our worship committee arranges and often leads our service. We believe in lively and friendly discussions within the congregation across a wide range of topical issues.
We welcome visitors and often have the pleasure of attendance by those holidaying at the Bellbrae Country Club and other resorts in the area.
A Bright Star is Shining on these Talented and Fun Musicians at the
Surf Coast Parish Christmas Pagent and Carol Sing Along
Lunching at Bellbrae
As a part of their community program, Kalkee Uniting AgeWell have
again visited Bellbrae Uniting Church. The community participants and
Kalkee staff come in their minibus bringing their lunch and all supplies.
They enjoy a picnic-type environment at Bellbrae.
Martin and Bev Hooper have been the contact and facilitators for
these Wednesday visits which have been occurring sporadically for a
number of years. They open the church and facilities, set up a table or
two, depending on numbers, and the chairs.
Lately Martin has fallen into giving a small talk to the group on each
visit. The first was on the history of Churches in old Jan Juc / now
Bellbrae. Subsequent talks have covered some of Bellbrae’s pioneers, the
Bellbrae Cemetery and the Jan Juc Creek. These ten minute talks seem
to have become popular and well received and Martin has been asked if he
would continue to do this and whether a monthly or bimonthly visit might
The photographs are from the recent visit on Wednesday, 8 November
2017 (taken with permission). They show the Kalkee minibus and the
group after their picnic lunch.
This outing is one of the services that Uniting AgeWell – Kalkee offers
to enable older people to experience a sense of well-being, remain active
and independent, and live in their own community.