St Andrew’s Bendigo

St Andrew’s Bendigo


St Andrew’s Axedale


Hall Bookings


St Andrew’s Ministries

St Andrew’s Bendigo


  • Monday Morning Tea (MMT)
    May 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Meeting Room


  • Men's Fellowship
    May 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Merl's Room


  • Uniting Threads
    May 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Small Hall


  • Meditation Group
    May 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am


  • Messy Church
    May 25, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    St Andrew's Hall


  • Worship Service
    May 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
    St Andrew's Bendigo


UCA 40th Anniversary Celebration

St Andrew’s Messy Church Facebook Page

St Andrew’s Uniting Church Facebook Page

Welcome to St Andrew’s Uniting Church Bendigo-Axedale

A message from our minister Rev Di Esbensen …

We celebrated Easter or Resurrection Sunday on April 1st and we are not fools. We
have also begun reflecting on what this promise of new life might mean for each of
us and all of us here in the church. We are doing this in the context of a
contemporary community of faith, committed to explore the life and ministry of Jesus
through the text and context of the Gospel of Mark, alongside our deepening
commitment to live ‘the way’ in direct connection with our wider contemporary

One of the first things the resurrection story in the Gospel of Mark tells us to do is to
go back to the beginning, to Galilee, to the model and inspiration for Jesus’ own
ministry and life in community. When we go back to the beginning we find Jesus
building a strong, engaged and transforming relationship with God. We find Jesus
immersed in his own context, well informed about the social, political, economic,
religious and other pressures that are being imposed – often unjustly – on the most
vulnerable, the alien, the awkward, the rebel – and he challenges the structures that
are unjust, and befriends those who most need his advocacy, support and
transforming inspiration.

The Gospel of Mark is going to challenge and seek to change us – individually, and
as vibrant and transformative communities of faith here in Bendigo, Axedale and
beyond – as we explore it with more depth and intention this year. Might this radical,
punchy and deep Gospel challenge and shape us, as we seek to be courageous,
compassionate, justice seeking and loving people of ‘the way,’ in our time and place.


Date Forest Street St Andrews Axedale
20th May Rev Di Esbensen Rev Ken Rookes  Rev Di Esbensen
27th May Rob Dalgleish Rev Di Esbensen
3rd June Cluster Communion Service at St Andrew’s
led by Rev Di Esbensen
 Rev Di Esbensen (HC)
10th June Cluster Service at Forest Street led by
Rev Di Esbensen