Who We Are

The Uniting Church SA seeks to be an innovative, growing church proclaiming Jesus Christ, empowered by the Spirit to transform God's world.

We are...

  • A Christian community – following the example of Jesus Christ.
  • An Australian church – standing alongside Indigenous Australians and supporting rural and remote communities.
  • A caring church – dedicated to social justice and providing community services through UnitingCare.
  • A diverse church – with a wide range of worship styles and theology in our South Australian congregations.
  • A place of hope and support – providing a safe place to explore life's many big questions.

We are the third largest denomination in Australia with ten percent of South Australians affiliated with the Uniting Church (ABS).

We were formed on 22 June 1977 - with the coming together of the Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches.


Basis of Union

The Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of South Australia is made up of a series of inter-related councils - local congregations, non-geographical and geographical presbyteries, the Synod and the National Assembly. Each council recognises its responsibilities in relation to other councils.

The Basis of Union is the foundational document which affirms our Christian faith and is the guide to what is central to the life of the Uniting Church in Australia.

Basis of Union