What’s on in April/May 2023

Mini Retreat

Sat 29th April 11am – 3pm

SA Chapter of the World Christian

Community for Meditation (WCCM)

is holding a mini retreat at Semaphore UC.

Meditation by Bev Freeman

Mindful movement & meditation by Rev Frances

All ages and mobilities welcome.

BYO lunch. Donation appreciated.

RSVP Frances 0407 687 311.

Click below link for retreat flyer

2023 April – Christian meditation Back to Basics flyer

Click below link for Calendar of Events for World Community for Christian Meditation SA
2023 Christian Meditation Calendar of Events


Mystic Forest

Thursday 12 & 27 April

Thursday 11 & 25 May

6 – 7pm


Lunch with Us

Thursdays at 11.30am


First Sunday Lunch

2 April 12 noon

6 May 12 noon

Semaphore RSL


Chair Yoga

Please contact practitioner re: start time.


Stretch & Balance


11, 18 & 25 May

9.15am – 10.15am


Beach Yoga

Currently on hiatus.


Laughter Yoga

Fortnightly on Fridays at 10am

(from April 21st)


Kirtan Yoga

Saturday nights

6 – 7pm

Semaphore Uniting Church

All welcome.


Spiritual Hour

Thursdays 2.30pm – 3.30pm.


Ecumenical Prayers

First Friday of month


Clock tower on the hill


Craft Day with the CWA

First Wednesday of the Month

10.30am to 1.30pm

A relaxed social day to do either a set craft or your own project. Some of ladies come for the company and a chat.

BYO lunch with tea and coffee supplied. We ask for a small donation at the door.

For more information: Robyn Flack mob: 0447 071 908.



Lunch with Us

Semaphore Uniting Church runs a community lunch
where we offer fellowship and homemade treats.

Every Thursday, 11.30am – 1pm

Gold coin donation.

Op Shop

The Semaphore Uniting Church Op Shop can be found just behind Semaphore Uniting Church. The op shop is run by volunteers and all money raised is used to help the local Semaphore community. Items for sale include books, clothes, shoes, glassware, toys, furniture, jewellery, household goods, and many other options – all sold at bargain prices. Many items are 50c, $1 or $2.

The op shop welcomes all quality donations with the exception of electrical items. There is an outside collection point for electrical items for disposal.

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00am-3.00pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays.
The op shop does not operate on days of extreme heat.


Vera on 0420 963 769.

Bicycle Group

Our bicycle group, Semaphore Wheels in Motion, meets fortnightly at the shed behind Semaphore Uniting Church on Tuesday from 9.30-10.30am. This group is well-suited to less serious riders and is focused on building community by forming connections within the diverse culture of Semaphore.

Bikes and helmets are available for people who want to come along and ride, but who do not have their own equipment. There are also adult tricycles available for if you have balance concerns.

All are welcome to join this free group.

For enquiries, please call the office on 0476 998 164

Office hours are Thursday and Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Or you can email our minister, Rev. Frances Bartlett:

NB: Rev. Frances works part-time so you may not hear back immediately. She will endeavour to respond to you as soon as she is able.


Yoga Classes

We hold yoga classes at Semaphore Uniting Church.

Mondays 11am – Chair yoga

Tuesdays 6.30pm – 7.30pm – Yoga

Thursdays (during term time) 9.15am – 10.15am – Stretch and Balance

Thursdays 6.30pm – 7.30pm – Yoga

This basic class is a good introduction to yoga, and is well suited to beginners, the elderly and more advanced students. Yoga is an excellent way to assist with health, fitness and relaxation. These are run by wider community people and there is a fee for these classes.



Tuesdays 6pm – 7pm

Thursdays 2.30pm – 3.30pm – Spiritual Hour

Spiritual Hour is a time where people are invited to bring along a spiritual writing to share with the group (up to 1 page). We then have 15 minutes of silent meditation in the Christian tradition or your tradition of preference.

Sound Meditation

Thursdays 6pm – 7pm fortnightly

Fridays 7pm – 8pm

Meditation takes place in the sanctuary and entry is through the side door off the parking lot or the front door of the church may be open. There is no charge for these sessions and we explore many types and styles of meditation from the Christian, Buddhist, Sikh and other traditions using contemplative, sound and guided forms. The aim is to become aware of true self and to allow the individual to live fully in the moment. Allowing the individual to let go of many of our cultures preconceived notions and expectations of the self and giving both techniques and confidence to move more fully towards one’s true self.


We endeavour to create a welcoming environment for young people in our church. While we don’t currently have a dedicated children and youth program, if you would like to start something, please contact Rev. Frances to discuss possibilities.