About Us

The Alice Springs Uniting Church is part of the Uniting Church in Australia. The Uniting Church is a community of people across Australia called by God, shaped by Jesus and empowered by the Spirit to live with love and grace in the world. To find out more go to the Assembly Website – Uniting Church Australia

The Uniting Church was formed in 1977 when three denomination came together. The Basis of Union is the document that set the platform for how these churches came together. It states the central affirmations of the Christian faith and is a guide to what is central in the life of the Uniting Church. You can read the basis of Union here Basis of Union – Uniting Church Australia

The Uniting Church is in a covenant relationship with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress. The Preamble to the Constitution tells some of the story of this relationship. Revised preamble to the Constitution (Twelfth Assembly) | UCA Assembly (recollect.net.au)


Worship Service: Sundays 9:30am incl kid’s church program


Other Activities:

  • Small Groups (Bible studies, community dinners)
  • Op Shop
  • Prison ministry
  • Hostel visits
  • Educational intensives and ‘Spirit Journey’ desert retreats.


A Building for All…

The Alice Springs Uniting Church worships in the John Flynn Memorial Building. Flynn dreamed of a cathedral within Central Australia where people of all faiths could worship. After his death, his friends across Australia built one in his memory. It was opened by the Prime Minister in 1956, and its design was a result of a national architectural competition incorporating passive cooling, local and national symbolism in its design.

Take a self-guided tour, walking the sign of the Cross built into the Church’s design, and learn about the many aspects of Flynn’s achievements in his life. Reflect for a moment on his life, and your own, in this peaceful sanctuary.

John Flynn Memorial Church is a part of The Flynn Trail, a self-guided heritage tour in Alice Springs and surrounds.