Bay Life Uniting Church

Our Vision

thriving, vibrant, Jesus-centred worshipping community where people are passionately and actively engaged in caring for each other and their community.

Our Mission

ay Life Uniting Church exists to promote life to the full in the Geographe Bay region by sharing the love of Jesus in word and deed.  We do that as a congregation primarily on Sundays and through our community involvement during the week.

Our Team

Rev. Stephen van Schalkwyk


Linda Stephenson

Parish Administrator
Op Shop Manager

Erica Maisey

Cafe Manager

Linda Roney

Pastoral Care Coordinator

Our Church Council

Rob Hartwich


Yvonne Robinson


Carole Lambert


John Allen-Williams


Ray Toia


Gabita Dykstra


e are part of the Uniting Church in Australia and as such seek to be generous in spirit, broadminded, devoted to Jesus Christ, and wholly surrendered to God.  We strive for personal holiness by inviting people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ, and we pursue social holiness in the public sphere by addressing key issues of our time so that our world will look more like the Kingdom of God.  We share a common heritage with other Christians, holding to the historic essentials of the Christian faith (Apostles and Nicene Creeds.)  We have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but we also recognize that the world is not always black and white.  We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion.  We are people of the Book, whose faith is firmly rooted in and built upon the scriptures.  We hold the Bible to be divinely inspired and are committed to live by its words and we recognize the Bible was written by people who heard God in the light of their own cultural and historical circumstances.  As such, we make use of scholarship and study the scriptures carefully.  When we encounter theological differences, we bear in mind John Wesley's approach, "in essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity."