What to Expect

Our Sunday Worship Gathering begins at 9.30am with barista coffee in the newer church hall.

The service itself begins at 10.00am and is a contemporary worship experience, held in the historic church building, with a heart to see all generations connected through worship and authentic community. The teaching aims to be biblically based, engaging and relevant to the everyday challenges of life. You can expect the service to go for about 70 minutes.

Young Families
We have an area near the back of the worship space, where families with young children are welcome to play.

United Kids
During the school terms, we run an interactive and engaging program for children between 5-12 years. They explore faith with bible stories, games, and exploring in our community garden. After all of that, they can run around on our playground and outdoor play space.

Watch Online
Our Sunday services are streamed live on Facebook and Youtube. To see our past services visit our Youtube Channel


Basis of Union
Gawler Uniting Church is a congregation of the Uniting Church in Australia.


What We Believe
Gawler Uniting Church holds to an orthodox understanding of faith. We believe the bible is the true and accurate word of God, we believe that Jesus who came as a human, died for our sins and on the third day rose again. We believe that through his life, death and resurrection we can have new life. We believe that the Holy Spirit speaks and guides us today.

We believe that God calls all to have a personal relationship with him and that we are equipped to serve the world. We understand that the church and all the members of the church have a God-given role to play in the community.

We believe that worship is important and that God speaks to us through our worship experiences. We value real relationships with each other and while this is hard in larger gatherings we place a strong emphasis on Life Groups.

As a church we believe that we are to invite and welcome people into our church community. That we are to connect those who come and nurture all in faith. We believe that we are to equip and disciple our members and then for them to be sent and to serve the wider world.


Gawler Uniting Church has a rich history spanning more than 170 years. Having been established long before the Union of the Uniting Church in Australia in 1977, it carries tradition from across the Methodist, Congregational and Presbyterian churches throughout the Gawler District. The church is situated on Tod Street, which was built in 1869 as Gawler (Tod St) Methodist Church. Yet the current worshipping community has members and a heritage of worship, witness and service from Gawler West, Willaston, Gawler River and Virginia Methodist Churches.



We exist to see Gawler transformed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ


We believe God has called us to live out faith through five core values:

Authentic Community

Radical Generosity

Relational Evangelism

Fervent Prayer

Welcoming Hospitality


Lead Pastor
Rev Joshua and Eloise Scherer began ministry at Gawler Uniting in August 2017. Rev Josh has a passion to see our community transformed with the gospel. He was ordained in 2017, after completing studies through Uniting College for Leadership and Theology. As a former Police Officer, he brings a keen perspective about the way the gospel has the power to speak into the real places of everyday life. Josh and Eloise were married in 2008 and have two daughters, Mackenzie and Phoebe. Josh also continues as a volunteer chaplain at Elizabeth Police Station.

Visitation Pastor
Rev Geoff Graetz

Church Council Eldership
Gawler Uniting Church is governed by a board of Elders called the Church Council. Each of them are elected from within our congregation, and affirmed for their leadership, wisdom and discernment.

Taylor McClymont – Chairperson

Mark Menadue – Secretary

Chris Haskard

Anne Davenport

Angus Green

Glenys Bryant

Rev Joshua Scherer