WEDDINGS & BAPTISMS

Weddings

Recently this 140 year old heritage building has been fully restored to its previous glory. It is a setting that is gracious and full of character for your wedding. Here you can have a ceremony as formal or as intimate as you wish.

The church will be prepared for your wedding with pew decorations and floral displays in colours to match those of the bridal party. These arrangements can be tailored to suit your needs.

Music for your ceremony can be played on our historic organ in traditional or modern styles, depending on your choice. If you wish to have your favourite songs on CD or live music played during the service this can be easily arranged.

The church has a chair lift, which provides wheelchair and disabled access.

Your photographer will find the church an easy and accommodating environment in which to work.

Confetti or flower petals can be thrown outside the church at the foot of the steps. Please ask your guests not to throw them inside the church or on the top steps.

There is a large hall under the church with a kitchen. It is possible to arrange for light refreshments before or after the wedding.

We know that it is your special day and you want to tailor it so that everything is just right for you. As part of our service we will work with you to prepare a wedding as traditional or modern as you choose.

Our service to you is more than just the ceremony. We want to help you create a marriage that will bring satisfaction and rewards for years to come.

As a part of our wedding program we provide personalised and confidential pre-marriage sessions, designed to help you to develop the skills and resources to grow a strong and healthy life together. The cost of these is included in our fee; we ask you to set aside two or three evenings to meet with the celebrant.

For more information, please contact the Church Office.

Baptisms

The Uniting Church offers baptism both to those who wish to affirm their faith and Gods love, and to families wishing to have their children baptised.

Baptism links us to the church community, and for those who prefer, a thanksgiving (or blessing) of a child is also offered as an option.

For more information, please contact the Church Office.

THE COTTAGE KITCHEN

The Cottage Kitchen aims:

  • to welcome all
  • to actively find and work with local people
  • to make real friendships and grow together
  • to be a place where people can stop
  • and talk about daily things or more important things
  • to be a safe place where people are not left behind in a rush

People Promoting Mental Health (PPMH)

The group plans various projects; prepares and shares a healthy lunch together. Donation $2.
When: at the Cottage Kitchen every Friday 11:30am – 3.00 pm, excluding public holidays.

Food with Friends

Food with Friends is a low cost healthy meal and social time.
People are welcome to come and learn food preparation, shopping and volunteer skills from 3.00pm onwards. Evening meal starts at 5.30pm.
There are opportunities for people to be volunteers and support each other at this community meal. Cost of meal: people are invited to donate $2.50 to help with food costs.
When: Food with Friends happens at The Cottage Kitchen once a fortnight on Thursdays.
For more information, please phone 8341 0433 or 8240 0200 or come and visit.

Walking for Life

Aims to provide safe, fun and sociable walking sessions. We meet at The Cottage Kitchen on Mondays and Fridays at 9.15am to walk for an hour (not on public holidays and some variation in timetable during school holidays). Volunteers trained and encouraged to support fellow walkers to walk and socialise safely. Walking will be cancelled if the forecasted temperature is 36 degrees or over. Supported by the Heart Foundation Walking.

Acknowledgments

The Cottage Kitchen acknowledges ongoing support and links with:
Port Adelaide Uniting Church
The QEH and Health Service (Division of Mental Health)
Friends, volunteers and the local community, including local community organisations.

Volunteers with The Cottage Kitchen

We welcome and value greatly the support of volunteers support, choices and training to make volunteer involvement safe, enjoyable and worthwhile chance to be in a friendly team in a safe and supportive environment opportunity to welcome people, make friends, shop, cook, clean and learn about food hygiene and safety, and to do many other things to help make a friendly community.

VENUE HIRE

Port Adelaide Uniting Church has a Hall available to hire.

We have an updated kitchen with 2 ovens, polished timber floors and we will soon have available a completely updated disabled toilet.

You may like to hire the hall for:
Wedding afternoon teas
Community Groups
Casual Meetings

Access is off Charlotten Street, which runs off Commercial Road

For more details and availability, please contact the Church Office.