Shrove Tuesday – 13th February at 6:30pm

As has been our practice for many years, we plan to celebrate Pancake Night at the church in the traditional way.

If you wish to participate, plan to come to the church for pancakes, as a dessert to your normal meal, at 6:30pm on Tuesday 13th February.

The hall will be open from 6pm for those who would like to enjoy a picnic of for example fish ‘n chips.

All proceeds go towards UNITING and will be helping Australians living in crisis including those experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, addictions and financial hardship..

Every year people come together for Pancake Day to flip for a good cause. The reality is that 1 in 7 Australians are living in poverty with 1 in 6 children affected, that’s 2.9 million Australians too many.

We are very grateful for the donation of ingredients from Woolworths store in Balcombe Road, Mentone along with those of members of the church community.

>>  Download the flyer with all of the details of Pancake Night at BUC_2018
Beaumaris Uniting Church Pancake Flippers 2017

Beaumaris Uniting Church Pancake Flippers 2017

But why pancakes?

Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday is the last day to eat all the flour, eggs and dairy products in your kitchen before the start of Lent which is a time of abstinence and reflection in the 40 days before Easter. The European custom of making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday was one way to use up these ‘luxury’ items. Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Tuesday is also known as Fat Tuesday!

Who is Uniting – and what do they do?

Uniting Vic.Tas, known as Uniting, is the community services organisation of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania. We’ve been supporting Australians for over 100 years.

We’re about building capacity and confidence in children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people newly arrived in Australia. We work with people at risk of or experiencing financial crisis, homelessness, mental illness and problems with alcohol and other drugs, by empowering them with the support they need to succeed.

Pancake Day 2018


Saturday 24th December 2017

Once again the Beaumaris Uniting Church hosted the 41st Community Carols held behind the Beaumaris Community Centre on Christmas Eve.
This fabulous event is fortunate to have the backing of the Mordialloc Light Opera Company (MLOC) and the Southern Area Band.

Roger Wilson, O.A.M., hosted this event for his 40th consecutive time, a mean feat by anyone’s standards.

We had solo performances from Katrina and Lucinda Pezzimenti.

Large numbers of families from near and far joined in the singing of carols, whilst picnicing on the lawns.
A visit by the man in red and white is always a hit for the children (of all ages).

We are grateful for the sponsorship of the Bayside City Council and the Beaumaris Bendigo Bank, without whom this event would not be possible. Thanks also to Hocking Stuart for donating the signs around the area.

The video of the duet by Katrina and Lucinda Pezzimenti can be viewed below:



>> Download the photographs of the Beaumaris Community Carols 2017


Beaumaris Community Carols


“Born A King”

A Special Choral Service was held on Sunday 17th December when the St Martin’s Singers together with an augmented choir of family, friends and other members of the church presented the cantata “Born A King”

Born A King is a brilliant unfolding of the Christmas story in both song and word, written by John W. Peterson.
The Cantata begins with a number of prophetic passages and proceeds through the main events of that glorious night. We had solo performances for Soprano by Katrina Pezzimenti and Shirley Tillett, Tenor: Geoff Hinde and Baritone: Graham Webster, together with scripture narration by John Barklamb, Shirley McKenzie, Sylvia Parry and Graeme Keys. We appreciate the wonderful piano accompaniment by Tanya Chaves.