Romsey

WORSHIP

 

9:00am each Sunday

Holy Communion on the second

Sunday of the month.

SERVICES

 

Our Ministers takes services on

a roster basis during each month.

Other services are taken by 

a guest preacher or

the Lay Worship Team

LOCATION

 

Romsey Uniting Church
25 Pohlman Street
Romsey VIC 3434

What happens on a Code Red or an Extreme Fire Danger day?

With summer now upon us and a potentially severe bushfire season, it is important to be aware of our policy for our meetings and worship. Check the Contact us Page for details.

MEET THE MINISTERs

Pastor Annette Buckley, Rev Peter Cannon and Rev Linda Young are the ministers for The Uniting Church of Lancefield.  Rev. Deacon Wendy Elson also began her placement in 2015 and concluded her ministry with us early 2019 after 3 years. Annette began her placement in August 2016. Peter began his placement in February 2016. Linda began October 2019.

 

This was Wendy's first ministry placement with congregations. Previously, she spent many years in ministry as a school Chaplain. Peter has been a minister of the word for a number of years and a school Chaplain. Annette has been in leadership roles in the Presbytery and a number of Pastoral Care roles. Linda has been a minister in a range of ministry contexts, including ecumenical settings. 

All are welcome to our worship and community life.

Blessing of the Animals

On Sunday 1st October, we celebrated with Lancefield UC our annual Blessing of the Animals service. It is a recognition of the part animals play in our lives and we in theirs. While the focus is on our pets, the service recognizes we are all part of God's creation and are called to be responsible stewards. We depend upon it and can contribute to creation's wellbeing.

RESOURCES

 

Romsey Uniting Church Adult FellowshipThe Romsey UCAF is a small group of ladies. We have 10 meetings during the year beginning February through to November. Held at 1.30 on the second Tuesday in the month. Our Annual General Meeting is held in November.
 

PRESIDENT: Hazel Allen  |  Ph: 54295395
 

SECRETARY: Jeni Clampit  |  Ph: 5429 5480  |  E: jeniferclampit@bigpond.com
 

TREASURER: Carol Toy | 5429 1305

 

Our meetings consist of a short devotional usually taken from the UCAF Network; the business meeting is followed by the activity organized and finish with afternoon tea. At each meeting we have a collection for the Fellowship of the Least Coin. At our February meeting we very successfully cleaned out the kitchen cupboards and lined all the shelves, a great achievement. During the year we have some Guest Speakers.
 

In June we have a Winter Luncheon which is usually very successful. At our July meeting we sort and count stamps for the Uniting Church Sammy Stamp project. Usually in August we have a special DVD and Luncheon at the home of one of our members.

 

Further information can be obtained from Jeni Clampit at the above number.

History of Romsey Uniting Church

 

Presbyterians
The Lancefeld-Romsey Presbyterian Church was established in 1861. 
The Rev WA Lind was inducted and served the Presbyterian Churches in Romsey and Lancefeld for eighteen years. Before this the Presbyterians in Lancefeld, Romsey and Rochford had been cared for by itinerant ministers. Rev Lind also conducted services at Bolinda, Duckholes (North 
Monegeeta), Springfeld, Newham and Rochford.
Foundation Stone of the frst manse was laid on March 12th, 1862 on a two acre land grant on the northern slope of Melbourne Hill (where the daffodil/garlic farm is). 

 

Romsey Congregation
In 1863 the Romsey congregation applied for a grant of land for the 
purpose of building a church and this was granted on May 20th, 1864. The 
church was opened and dedicated in July 1865. The cost was £800. 
The Presbytery of Melbourne compiled a communion roll at first of seventeen names which soon increased to fifty one, most joining by certifcate from Scottish and Irish Churches
Mr Peter Mitchell, whose descendants are part of the present congregation, was Secretary of the Building Committee and he inspired members with energy, faith and courage. The church building was built of local bluestone quarried on his property. 
Peter Mitchell served for fifty years as Secretary/Treasurer.
In 1873 a Bell-Tower with bell was erected on the top of the façade of the church (the bell is no longer in use). 
Major renovations were carried out in 1880 – the old windows were replaced with beautiful stained glass designs.

 

Later events - Romsey
During 1976 the Vestry was added to the Romsey church building and a new Kitchen, Meeting Room and Toilets were built in 1980’s. During 2006, 8 cypress trees were removed from the western boundary of the church property. This opened up the rear of the church property to become a more usable area which is being developed into a social space.