About Us

Sharing His Love. Serving Others.

We’re passionate about worship (of many styles!), witness, and bringing the love of God to the world. We seek to create a strong church with good pastoral care, teaching, and fellowship, which is also always open and welcoming of newcomers.

We recognise we are a work in process and constantly seek to grow closer to God and each other in our practice, trusting in God’s promises of forgiveness and renewal. We believe our hope lies in the Gospel of Christ and his salvation which is a gift of the Triune God who exists eternally as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We look to engage the good news of Jesus with pressing social issues of our time, believing our call to be salt and light in the world draws us into public engagement of our faith. We are a resurrection people, a hopeful people, a pilgrim people. And we would love to meet you and encourage you on your journey.

Visitors are always welcome

If you are planning a visit, and would like to let us know, please call or email us by using the link below -

or just pop in!

You may choose to join us for worship, a small group, or visit one of our Community services such as the Uniting Pantry, Community Space, Shower, Laundry or Community Meals.

We are located over two sites at Bowral, on the corner of Bendooley Street and Boolwey Street, Bowral, NSW. And at Mittagong, corner of Albert Street and Alice Street, Mittagong NSW.  

Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms

Life’s big events are a time for reflection and coming together of family and friends. Give us a call or email us if you are looking for our help with a Wedding, Baptism or Funeral and our Minister, Michael Earl will assist you.

Meet our Team

We have a community of Elders at Bowral Mittagong Uniting, three paid staff, two full time volunteers and a wonderful band of faithful pilgrims sharing the load. Below are some of the faces you will meet at Bowral Mittagong Uniting.

Michael Earl

Rev Michael Earl is the ordained Minister of the Word at Bowral-Mittagong Uniting Church. He oversees all of the church's work from its worship services to its community engagement, sharing the love of God in word and deed, and encouraging the church's witness to be as vital and active as possible. Michael is a passionate believer in the power of the Gospel to transform lives and the life of the church to provide a place of welcome, grace, and hospitality for all. 

He leads the ministry team which comprises of workers in the areas of seniors, families and children, community development, and worship/discipleship. In addition to preaching and leading worship, he leads home groups, oversees the church's pastoral care network, and visits with people across the region. Michael encourages the church to have strong links into the community and partnering relationships with schools, businesses, and other community organisations.

Michael is also the chairperson of the Pastoral Relations Committee of the Illawarra Presbytery, the regional council of the Uniting Church, and participates in other wider church processes.

Lucy Earl

Pastor Lucy Earl is the mission development worker. She is passionate about community connections and sharing the love of God through her everyday interactions. Lucy coordinates our community engagement ministries and is active in many other ways across the life of the church.

Tammy Handley

Since 2018 Tammy Handley has been serving BMUC as the Family Ministry Worker. 

Tammy is a southern highlands local with a passion for children and young people in the church. Each week you will find her co-ordinating playgroup, the kids club for primary aged students and twice term teen group, the kids church in our 9am service, as well as serving on the team for our Uniting Families 4 Faith & Fun Family service and teaching scripture at local schools. 

Sharon Hoogland

Sharon is the secretary for the BMUC Church Council & Congregation.  She has served in many roles at Bowral including Sunday School teacher, Elder, Chairperson and Fairs Convenor.

Ann Clipsham

Pastor Ann Clipsham is the Elders convenor. She leads the pastoral care team, and along with Rev Michael assists in providing pastoral care of the congregation through Eldership, and through worship and discipleship. Ann has a passion for music, is passionate in her faith, and the sharing of God’s love in word and deed.  

Kathy Searle

Kathy is the Chairperson of the Congregation and Church Council. Her role is to preside at meetings in a manner which assists the council to discern the will of God as far as possible, and meets the needs and purposes of the council and its members.

Jon Hoogland

Jon is the treasurer for the BMUC Church Council & Congregation.  He also serves on the Finance & Property Committee.

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Bowral Mittagong Uniting Church

A church for all People. A ministry in the Word and deed.

Gathering and serving  on the land for whom the Gundungurra

people are the traditional custodians.

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