Passing of Rev Dr Colin Ford & Rob Boss

February 3, 2021

My wife and I are long-term members of the John Flynn Church in Alice Springs.

We were saddened recently to hear of the loss of two men who have contributed so much to the Church in the Northern Territory over many years. We refer to Rev Dr Colin Ford and Rev Dr Rob Bos. As we have not seen a recent minute from Darwin, we wondered if the Synod was aware of their passing.

Colin Ford was the second minister of the

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#ChangeTheHeart 2021

January 27, 2021

On the 25 January, the Northern Synod Office hosted a space to come together to #ChangeTheHeart.

We joined together with churches and others around the nation pray and lament with indigenous brothers and sisters.

You can rewatch the service on here:

Spread place to worship – Church services at Gunyangara (Ski Beach)

January 25, 2021

Words by Soane Wainiqolo

Bula Talatala & Faifekau

In our church council meeting 15/12/20 our Minister Rev Kupu suggested that in 2021 that we start church services at Gunyangara (Ski Beach) to include nearby communities Galupa and Birritjimi (Wallaby Beach) once every second Sunday of the month. Members of the 3 communities had to travel 27km one way to attend the church services at Yirrkala. A letter for permission to conduct the church services at Gunyangara was given to the Chairperson

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Black Lives Matter Webinar – 24th January 2021 – Register Now!

January 21, 2021

On the 24th of January, you are invited to join the Black Lives Matter Webinar hosted by Uniting Church Chaplaincy – CSU Port Macquarie & Social Justice – PPNA.

The 24th also marks the Day of Mourning – UCA Day of Mourning 2021:


Announcement of Moderator-Elect

December 22, 2020



21 December 2020


Dear members of the Northern Synod,


Moderator Elect Announcement – Rev Tony Goodluck


I wish to inform you that at the Special Synod meeting on 28th November 2020, Rev Tony Goodluck was elected Moderator for three years starting from October 2021 until October 2024. Tony is currently the Dean of Uniting Church NRCC Students at Nungalinya College.

A video interview with Tony was shown at the Special Synod meeting and this can be found on our YouTube channel here. The interview

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 22, 2020

From all Synod Staff Members, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

“May Christmas always bring you what you wish for! Enjoy every incredible moment of this festive season and may this happiness last forever!”   

Christmas/New Years Eve Service Times

December 15, 2020

Alice Springs Uniting Church

Christmas Eve Carols Thursday 24 Dec – 7pm, on the lawns between the church and Adelaide House

Christmas Day Friday 25 Dec – 9am



Christmas and New Year, including Christmas Day at 9 am



Christmas Day Friday 25 Dec – 9am

Thursday 31 Dec Watch Night service – 11 pm


Darwin Memorial

Wed 16th – 7pm Blue Christmas service

Sunday 20th – 6pm Multicultural Meal and Combined Uniting Churches Carols Celebration at 7pm

Christmas Eve Thurs 24th – 7pm

Christmas Day Fri 25th – 9.30am


Jabiru Faith Community

Friday 18 Dec – 7pm

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Pastoral Letter from the President

December 11, 2020

The Uniting Church in Australia President, Dr Deidre Palmer, has offered a pastoral letter. 

201210 Pastoral Letter from Dr Deidre Palmer as we come to the end of 2020 

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