Welcome! We want you to feel right at home.

Sunday Gatherings

*** Dec 2021 Update: Please read our COVID-Safe Requirements

Our weekly service starts at 10 am each Sunday and goes for around an hour. You can join us in person or via Zoom. You can also check out our video recordings of recent services. Our services are informal and down-to-earth, including components such as musical worship, prayer, a reflective video clip, and communion (twice a month). The teaching (sermon) helps us understand what is written in the Bible, why it is relevant and how we can apply it to our daily lives. Afterwards we catch up over morning tea (in person or via Zoom break-out rooms); we also have a church lunch in the church hall on the second Sunday of the month (currently on hold due to COVID).

Location & Transport

We are located on the corner of Cramer St and Gilbert Rd in Preston (Victoria, Australia). The church is easily accessible via public transport. Stop 42 on Tram 11 (West Preston / Victoria Harbour Docklands) takes you right to our door, or we are a 16 minute walk from Preston train station on the South Morang line.

What to expect

We are a relatively small church, so don't expect to be an anonymous face in a big crowd! We'll come and say hi and do our best to make you feel welcome. During the service, the congregation is often invited to participate in some way, such as writing a prayer privately on a piece of paper. These activities are always non-threatening; we won't single you out, expect you to say anything or pray out loud (we might get you up to do a dance though... ah, just kidding!). We take up an offering during the service; many of us give electronically and so don't put anything in the bag. Giving is entirely voluntary and is not expected of newcomers or visitors.

How to connect

The first point of connection is usually our Sunday morning service. The best way to connect initially is to get to know us over morning tea or one of the church lunches (second Sunday of the month). We also have a variety of social gatherings that provide an opportunity to get to know people in a `non-church' environment. For more information about upcoming events, click here. Once you feel at home, we'd love for you to get involved and there are many opportunities for you to use your gifts to serve others (for example, by getting involved in one of our ministries). We also have a number of home groups; these are small groups that meet in someone's home and provide a great way to join with others on their faith journey.

Common Questions

We meet at 10 am every Sunday (one exception being our church camp weekend, which is usually the weekend after Melbourne Cup day in November).
No suit required (phew)! Wear casual clothes and you'll fit right in.
We sing a broad range of modern and traditional songs, both upbeat and contemplative.
We are a diverse community, with people of all ages, from all walks of life and from many different backgrounds. We will endeavour to make you feel welcome and accepted (no matter who you are, where you're from or what you're going through).
We have a parking lot at the church which you can access from Cramer St.
Yes! We have a ramp at the front of the church as well as suitable toilet facilities.
Yes! We don't mind a bit of family hubbub, but if needed, you can take your child into the foyer where there is a full view of the service as well as speakers so you can hear what's going on (depending on your child's persistence of course).
There is no obligation or expectation to give. An offering bag is available at the back of the sanctuary for those who would like to contribute, with any donations used to help keep the church running and enable us to serve our community.
Feel free to get in touch anytime. You can email contact@wpbc.org.au or call 0491 100 531 .