Painting with light

On Thursday 18 June the Museum of Brisbane will launch an Exhibition for the work of William Bustard entitled “Painting with Light”. William Bustard designed the Good Shepherd stained glass window which spans the front of the Stanthorpe Uniting Church building. William Bustard was primarily a painter but his designs for windows are featured in many buildings in Queensland.

The Rogerson family provided the memorial window in memory of Susan Elizabeth Busby Rogerson (12 May 1944 – 12 October 1960). There is also a plaque for Colin Rogerson 2 March 1899 – 4 April 1968.

The beauty of stained glass work is best appreciated when light streams through the glass. Our lives are also more beautiful when the light of Christ shines through us.

Grace and Peace,

Target & Uniting Care Giving Box

With the holiday season just around the corner, an overwhelming number of families in Australia will be feeling anxiety over the lack of resources to buy Christmas gifts for their children.

That’s why we have teamed up with Target Australia in an effort to spread Christmas cheer to families that won’t be able to buy gifts for their children. You can help out by visiting our local Target Country store and place an unwrapped gift/s inside the giving box or take a bauble gift tag to make a donation at the register.

What a great way to be involved and help someone less fortunate at the happiest time of the year!

More detail at

Our history albums.

‘History’ Albums have been created for your use and enjoyment. Please feel free to take them home to peruse at leisure and then return them to the church foyer for others to borrow.

Everyone is welcome to add any material they wish to, now or in the future. A very warm thank you to all those who have contributed to date.


Spring garden maintenance

The Stanthorpe gardens badly need weeding and pruning.

If anyone has time could you please assist us to get the gardens in order.

New Life begins at Easter

Click here to watch the short video.

Au revoir Dudley & Joyce

Au revoir to Dudley and Joyce.

We hope you have many relaxing days ahead and we look forward to your return.

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You shall go out with joy and be led forth in peace…

In a couple of weeks we will welcome Rev. Linda Hamill and her husband Mal who are moving here from Roma.

Read more…

Care Circles

You are invited to join with the Church family in a new approach to caring for each other at our Church. Through Care Circles we plan to share the care and compassion of Jesus Christ among our church family throughout the three Churches in our Parish.

For more information speak to one of the Church Council members or download the information on Care Circles. Completed forms can be put in with your offering, handed to Dudley or Kris, or left in the box at the entry to the Stanthorpe Church.

Benediction at Dalveen – furniture available

Following the closure of the Dalveen Church, some excess furniture is available for sale. It is available for viewing on the stage in the Stanthorpe hall. Please contact us or one of the Property Committee members for more details.

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On 23 June 2012 the Dalveen Uniting Church building hosted it’s final service. After 57 years as a place of worship, the building is now no longer set aside as a place of Christian worship within the Uniting Church in Australia.

The worshippers present on Saturday took part in a thanksgiving for the past times of fellowship including Sunday services, weddings, baptisms, confirmations and funerals along with other celebrations that took place at the church.

 Benediction at Dalveen

Tasmanian Bush Fire Appeal

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Tasmanian Bush Fire Appeal can do so by placing their donation in an appropriately marked envelope and placing it in the offering on 27 January 2013. Or alternatively you can donate online at

Operation Santa

Help someone in need!

UnitingCare and Target have joined forces again for the 21st year of Operation Santa – The UnitingCare Christmas Appeal. This appeal runs from 8 November to 23 December.

This year the Operation Santa team is reminding people throughout Australia that ‘a little gift makes a big difference.’ The simple gesture of donating a gift, no matter how small, will go a long way towards making Christmas brighter for someone in need.

Help us replace the children in the picture with gifts this Christmas. Not all children are as lucky as these children and many won’t receive anything this Christmas. Help us to brighten the lives of many on Christmas morning.

How to make a donation:

Simply place an unwrapped gift under the red Operation Santa Christmas tree located in any Target or Target Country store around Australia. Alternatively, purchase a gift card at any store register.

People are encouraged to DONATE EARLY so that UnitingCare representatives can ensure the gifts and gift cards are distributed in time for Christmas.

If you would like anymore information please ask any Target staff member or Jean Pyle at Granite News who is organising this appeal on behalf of the Uniting Church.