Cherry Gardens Uniting Church is only 15 minutes drive from Blackwood via Main Road or Acklands Hill Road and 5 to 10 minutes from Aberfoyle Hub and Flagstaff Hill via Main Road or Oakridge Road. See the maps under the contact page on this site. Note that the speed limit on Cherry Gardens Road has changed!
A friendly family group welcomes you to join us for worship and to stay for morning tea.
Cherry Gardens is the oldest former Wesleyan Methodist chapel still used for worship within the Uniting Church. We celebrated our 170th anniversary during March 2019. View two videos that show the interior and exterior including the gravestones – http://youtu.be/mOpJYAK12So and http://youtu.be/noppnCfvT4E
Country weddings, baptisms, and funerals are also celebrated here. A variety of groups use the Church for retreats. Contact the Secretary for information on seating numbers during Covid restrictions.
Cherry Gardens Uniting Church is open for worship each Sunday
Cherry Gardens Church
To our dear friends of Cherry Gardens Church:
There has been some relaxation of Covid 19 restrictions, so the Leadership Team has prepared the required documentation and put in place additional cleaning and hygiene measures to allow reopening using the 2 square metre distancing requirement from Government. We limit the number of people on any Sunday who use the lectern and microphone. Morning tea is conducted using Covid safe practices. We very happy seeing our friends again in live worship. We are able to use the church and also the room next door where we have sound and projection on a large screen so that people in this room can be part of the service too.
This link is to the 2021 first quarter roster that our Secretary, Dianne Dyson has prepared for us. We are grateful that so many people are prepared to support us at Cherry Church: Cherry Roster 1st quarter 2021
On days of fire danger
On days where the fire danger announced by the Country Fire Service (CFS) is Extreme or Catastrophic, there will not be a church service. Worship leaders will advise preachers and musicians. As there are only two ways out of the Cherry Gardens area, Leadership felt this was the best way to manage the risk.
Offering. The church still needs to meet its obligations re insurance, regular commitments etc. If are unable to attend worship, we encourage you to set aside your weekly offering. A cheque can be posted to P.O. Box 430 Blackwood, or direct debit is available: BSB 105 078 Account 055278340. The Account title is Cherry Gardens Uniting Church Savings Account. Please reference as OFFERING. Our Treasurer, Ruth, doesn’t need to know who has transferred money unless you require notification of receipt.
Please contact us if you have any concerns at all.
Blessings, Peace and Hope to you all and ‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.’ Romans 15:13
The Leadership Team
(Rob, Jane, John, Steph, Ruth, Dianne and Darryl)
Our church and meeting room are air-conditioned! Lovely and cool this summer.
Our location is in a peaceful setting and provides the right atmosphere for retreats. Several church and other organisations regularly use the facilities, particularly the meeting room which is air-conditioned and carpeted. There is a good kitchen with a refrigerator and a stove for reheating food. With an abundance of natural light, there also is a good-sized deck outside with lovely rural views. There is a large video screen and a high definition projector that can operate from cable or WIFI. Please contact the secretary for more information. Be aware though that during Covid restrictions, this room is limited to 20 people.
Thanks to the Cherry Gardens Garden Club and dedicated volunteers from our congregation, we have a developing garden with beautiful heritage roses and a growing selection of suitable plantings.
See our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CherryGardensUnitingChurch
Use the Events link on the menu bar to see a number of interesting events coming over the next few months
Cherry Church is part of the Uniting Church; use this link to see the structure of the Uniting Church within South Australia: https://sa.uca.org.au/pres-synod-meetings/introduction-to-governance-in-the-uniting-church/sagovstructure