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Ecumenical Events in and near the
Illawarra Region


Email admin@5icm.org.au to advertise ecumenical events on this page and in the Illawarra Prayer Network newsletter. Only events in the Illawarra (Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama local government areas) are advertised in the newsletter. There is no charge for this service. The inclusion of events in this list does not imply 5icm members agree with all the views expressed at these events.


Upcoming Events (scroll down for Regular Events):
Tuesday 29th January
School Term 1 starts.

Thursday 6th February
CMS Illawarra Meeting
Craig and Samantha McCorkindale have been working in Cambodia where Craig teaches in a Bible School. Craig will speak on "The Trial and Error Term", about thing they have learnt in their first term. BYO Lunch and mug, tea and coffee provided.
Venue and time: 12:30-2:00p.m., St Mark's Anglican Church, West Wollongong
Contact: Bev Defty 4243 6247


Friday 14th February
Friday Long Lunch with Brad and Eden Jersak
Details: 12pm-2:30pm Central Church, 4 Fitzwilliam St, Port Kembla
Cost: $60 (places are limited)
Bookings: http://centralchurch.org.au/WhatsOn/

Friday Night Wine and Cheese - An Evening with Eden Jersak
Details: 7:30 pm - 9:00pm Central Church, 4 Fitzwilliam St, Port Kembla
Cost: $10 Tickets available at door or online at http://centralchurch.org.au/WhatsOn/

Saturday 15th February
Saturday with Brad Jersak
Details: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. C3 Thirroul, 1/345 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Cnr Railway Pde, Thirroul
Cost: $40 (includes morning tea, but lunch is not provided, BYO or use local cafes) Childminding available at $10 per child.
Bookings: http://centralchurch.org.au/WhatsOn/

Friday 28th February
Prayer Breakfast Launch
Speaker: Ps. Rick Prosser
Details: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at The Woolshed. RSVP

Friday 6th March
World Day of Prayer
Theme: Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk; Service prepared by Zimbabwe.
Illawarra Services:

10:00 a.m. Keiraview Uniting Church, 34 Fisher St, West Wollongong

Thursday 9th April
School Term 1 ends.

Friday, 10 April 2020

Good Friday

Saturday, 11 April 2020
Easter Saturday

Sunday, 12 April 2020
Easter Sunday

Monday, 13 April 2020
Easter Monday

Sunday, 19 April
Othodox Easter

Saturday, 25 April 2020
ANZAC Day

Monday 27th April
School Term 2 starts

Thursday 7th May
CMS Illawarra Meeting
Hear from missionaries about their work. BYO Lunch and mug, tea and coffee provided.
Venue and time: 12:30-2:00p.m., St Mark's Anglican Church, West Wollongong
Contact: Bev Defty

Friday 29th May
Illawarra Prayer Breakfast

Monday, 8 June 2020

Queen's Birthday

Friday 3th July
School Term 2 ends

Monday 20th July
School Term 3 starts

Monday, 3 August 2020
Bank Holiday

Thursday 6th August
CMS Illawarra Meeting
Hear from missionaries about their work. BYO Lunch and mug, tea and coffee provided.
Venue and time: 12:30-2:00p.m., St Mark's Anglican Church, West Wollongong
Contact: Bev Defty

Friday 25th September
School Term 3 ends

Monday, 5 October 2020
Labour Day Holiday

Monday 12th October
School Term 4 starts

Thursday 5th November
CMS Illawarra Meeting
Hear from missionaries about their work. BYO Lunch and mug, tea and coffee provided.
Venue and time: 12:30-2:00p.m., St Mark's Anglican Church, West Wollongong
Contact: Bev Defty

Friday 18th December
School Term 4 ends

Friday, 25 December 2020
Christmas Day

Saturday, 26 December 2020
Boxing Day

Monday, 28 December 2020
Public Holiday

Friday, 1st January 2021
New Year's Day

Thursday, 7th January 2021
Orthodox Christmas Day

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Regular Events:

Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings
English Conversation Classes
ESL classes with a choice of two time slots, Monday 7-9pm or Wednesday 1-am-noon. Dowload flyer.
Venue: Kiama Anglican Church Point Centre, 2 Terralong St, Kiama.

1st and 3rd Monday of each month
Nar Anon Support Group
12-step program for the support of family members of drug addicts.
Details: 10:00 am - 11:30 am Port Kembla Baptist Church, 81 Illawarra St.
Contact: Lynda Dean 0432 201 897

Tuesdays during school terms starting 4th February 2020.
Wollongong Gospel Choir Rehearsals

7:00 pm at Wollongong Senior Citizens Centre, 192 Gipps Road, Gwynneville. Due to renovations of the WSC Centre, rehearsals will temporarily be at Cafe Essay at the Salvation Army, 11 Burelli St, Wollongong.
Contact: John Sandercock 0499 444 151

Tuesdays (during school terms)
The Good Shepherd Welcome Centre
For men, women and children. If you are doing it tough or feeling lonely and would like somebody to talk to, come and chat over a free cuppa and a free light meal of Soup and Sandwiches. Or just come and relax for a while, read the paper or browse through a magazine, or just chill out!
Venue and time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Scouts Hall, Kiama Harbour


2nd Tuesday of month
Nar Anon Support Group
12-step program for the support of family members of drug addicts.
Details: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Albion Park Community Centre, Russell St.
Contact: Lynda Dean 0432 201 897

Wednesdays (during school terms)
Christian Meditation Group
Venue: 4:00-5:00 p.m. Fellowship Centre, Kiama Uniting Church, Manning St.
Contact: Michele Broad 0400 324 708. All welcome.

Wednesdays (
during school terms)
Eden Playtime
A group for parents/carers and kids 0-5 years to play, eat, sing and dance, make and try new things.
Venue: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Keiraview Uniting Church, 34 Fisher St West Wollongong.
Cost: Gold coin donation.
Contact: Jenny, 0401 245 669, almondjra@gmail.com

Wednesdays
Soul Recovery 12-Step Support Group
Ps Jonathan Hyratt, associate minister of Corrimal Community Church, runs this group for people who struggle with addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex & love, over-eating, co-dependency, etc.
Details: 7pm at Central Church, 4 Fitzwilliam St, Port Kembla.
Contact: Jono on 0412 174 181 or email life_recovery@hotmail.com

Thursdays
Inspire Church Food Care
The food care program is to help people who are struggling financially by providing grocery items at reduced prices.
Details: 9:30a.m.-2:30p.m. 35 Kurrawa Cres, Koonawarra.
Download flyer

Thursdays (
during school terms)
Good Shepherd Welcome Centre
Morning tea followed by mahjong, jigsaws, scrabble and other games.
Venue and time: 10:00 a.m. Scouts Hall, Kiama Harbour


First Thursday of Feb, May, August and November
CMS Illawarra Meetings
Hear from missionaries about their work. BYO Lunch and mug, tea and coffee provided.
Venue and time: 12:30-2:00p.m., St Mark's Anglican Church, West Wollongong
Contact: Bev Defty

First Friday of each month.
Healing Prayer and Mass
All welcome. Mass will be celebrated for Catholics by Fr George Condookala. Healing prayer by Fr George and Derek Thompson of the Illawarra Prayer Network
Details: 9:30 a.m. Patients Lounge, Level 3, near the lifts, Wollongong Private Hospital.
Contact: Fr George 0475 815 506

Saturdays
Healing Prayer and Mass

All welcome. A Catholic Mass celebrated by Fr George Condookala.
Venue: 9:30 a.m. ground floor Chapel, Wollongong Public Hospital.
Contact: Fr George 0475 815 506