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. The church can seat 100 people if additional seats are in place.
Cherry Gardens Community Church Service
Sunday 15 March 2020 at 9.30 AM
We invite the whole community to join with us in a Community Service to be held on Sunday 15 March at 9.30 am. For over 170 years Cherry Gardens Church has been an integral part of the local community – a centre of fellowship, worship and pastoral care. Situated on Hicks Hill Road, it was for many residents the centre of their lives. Today, located off the main road, many may not realise that it exists. But the Cherry Church is very much alive and active. You may never have attended a local church service at Cherry, but you are most welcome to come along. Our services are 1 hour in length and are followed by a shared, delicious morning tea. It will be wonderful to see you at this special service in your community. The speaker will be Daphne Weatherill , lead by Stephanie Dube and music by John Penberthy.
Our church and meeting room are now 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. 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.
The church service plan for the 1st quarter of 2020: Cherry Roster Jan, Feb, Mar 2020 (1)
See our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CherryGardensUnitingChurch
Use the Coming 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