Closure of Doncaster East Worship Site – Thanksgiving Celebrations

Final Weekend Celebrations at Andersons Creek Road
17-18 March

After three changes of address and five name changes — George Street Congregational Church, Deep Creek Parish Mission, Wesley Deep Creek Uniting Church, Doncaster East Uniting Church, we continue the journey as Manningham Uniting Church towards the ‘Promised Land’ — our new Worship and Community Centre at Templestowe.

All members of Manningham Uniting Church are urged to join in the celebrations on the weekend of Saturday 17 March and Sunday 18 March to mark the closure of the Andersons Creek Road site!

Several events will be held to which all are welcome..
Date: Saturday 17 March
Time : 12 noon
Place : 152 Andersons Creek Road, Doncaster East
Professional Caterers will require numbers for the Luncheon so it is essential to reply!
RSVP: Kay Robert 9775 4224
Ruth Hodges 9722 2000

Final Worship Service of Thanksgiving
led by Rev Lucas Taylor will be held next morning, Sunday 18 March at 10.00am

Band Jam Session
led by present band members Nathan Creek, Phil Charlton, Bindy Cranwell and Lucas Taylor
Date: Sunday 18 March
Time: 4.00pm followed by pizza dinner at 6.00pm
Place: 152 Andersons Creek Road
Dinner Provided. No need to RSVP
This event is especially for members of the former Evening Service and former band members.


Why is Uniting Church on Anderson Creek Road Closing?

A celebration church service will soon be held at the Uniting Church property at 152 Andersons Creek Road, which is closing. Formerly known as Deep Creek and Doncaster East (and other names), this church joined with other Uniting Churches in Doncaster, Templestowe and Box Hill North in 2012 to form Manningham Uniting Church. Current and former members of this and other local churches are invited to a service at 10am on Sunday 18th March. .

The church opened on this site in 1989, seeking to be a church at mission in the community. This mission is continuing through the amalgamation with other local churches, and a new Worship and Community Centre is planned in Templestowe, which will be an asset for church members and for the local community. This building will be funded by the sale of sites where churches have previously met, including the Andersons Creek Road site.

For some time the 10am traditional church services have alternated between Andersons Creek Road and 20 Westfield Drive Doncaster. The Modern Traditional Service, as it is known, will meet every Sunday at 10am in the Westfield Drive church for the foreseeable future. All are warmly encouraged to attend the final service at Andersons Creek Road and ongoing services at Westfield Drive, along with other Manningham Uniting Church services.

In addition to the service at 10am on Sunday 18th March, there will other events as part of the farewell to a place, which holds many memories, and an embrace of the future. A lunch will be held at midday on Saturday 17th March, and there will be a Band Jam Session with musicians who have been part of the church at 4pm on Sunday 18th March followed by a dinner at 6pm.

Please contact Manningham Uniting Church on 9846 2012 to RSVP, or visit the website for more information.



The Lenten study program for MUC will run for four Monday nights, commencing on 26th February. Each session will be at Westfield Drive and will commence at 7.30p.m. This program, “Countering Pharaoh’s Production-Consumption Society Today”, would both excite and challenge Christians of all ages and different theological understandings and is very relevant to MUC’s present and future ministry and mission. Sign-up forms will be available at each church site on Sunday or email The studies include commentary by Walter Brueggemann on DVD, written material for individual reflection and questions for small group discussion. Cost $5 for the series.