Journeying with God as we love and serve the community

Lent Sunday 1

Laura led our Lenten reflection this morning. Each week, there will be less light, and less colour, signifying the journey to Good Friday.

Mudgee Ministry Team

Our new ministry team was commissioned yesterday morning. They will use their gifts to strengthen our mission.

A Poet in the Parish

Jorie Ryan launched her latest book after our morning service. Beautiful words and thoughts to bring faith alive.

Congratulations Jorie!

Jorie sharing her new book with us after our morning service yesterday.


Contacting us.

The Grapevine for Term 1, 2018

is now available on the website in the information tab.

Call Rev Greg Smith


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Send an email to  or rylstone@mudgeerylstoneuniting .org 

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Come to the church in Mudgee any day of the week  when the doors are open.

Join us for worship any Sunday morning! We worship at 9.30 am in both Rylstone and Mudgee. Everyone is welcome for the service or morning tea afterwards. 

Mudgee Uniting Community Garden

It's thriving!

Come join us, to garden, chat, relax, enjoy nature.    


9 am - 11 am

Kids in the Garden ~ Mondays


Garden & Graze ~  Sundays twice a month

11am - 1 pm

Find us on
 Facebook page Mudgee Uniting Community Garden

---------------------------------------------------------------------------Easter Services 


Maundy Thursday  7pm

Good Friday 9am

Dawn, Easter Day 6am

(on Flirtation Hill)

Easter Day  9.30 am 


Good Friday  10 am 

Easter Day  9.30 am 

Community Celebrations

What's Happening? %uFEFF

The year starts in earnest as school goes back, activities start again, and everything is go!


Saturday 17 March:
Girls' Breakfast 
Artisan on Lewis, Mudgee 
8.30 am
Wednesday March 21:
Bloke's Night Out 
Roth's Wine Bar
If you would like to share in fellowship, conversation and food join us at either of these meals. Everyone is welcome!

Lenten Studies
Learn more about this spiritual season. Explore your questions and the Biblical texts that accompany Lent.

Mudgee Uniting Church
Tuesdays at 7 pm 
Rylstone Uniting Church
Thursdays at 3 pm

All welcome 

About our Community

Worship, learning, fellowship, pastoral care and mission at Mudgee Uniting Church and Rylstone Uniting Church are led by our current supply minister, Rev. Greg Smith, and members of our Ministry Teams. Everyone's God-given gifts are important as we serve one another and the community.

      What is Lent?

         from Rev. Greg Smith

Each year when we start talking about Lent and Easter,the same question is asked by both church and non-church people: 

What is Lent?  Is it an official Christian holiday?   Is it biblical?     

What does it mean to observe Lent, and are Christians %u2018required%u2019 to do so?

So here are some answers to those questions:

Lent is the span of time in the church calendar that starts with Ash Wednesday and ends with Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday commemorates the beginning of Jesus%u2019 40-day fasting and temptation in the desert, and Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus%u2019 resurrection from the grave after his crucifixion.

Lent, then, is generally observed as a time for Christians to reflect, repent, and pray as a way of preparing their hearts for Easter. It is commonly observed by many Christian denominations%u2014Catholic, Anglican, Uniting, and others%u2014although not every Christian church or denomination does so. Because Lent is not officially instituted in Scripture, observing it isn%u2019t in any way a %u2018requirement%u2019 of Christianity. However, Christians from many different theological persuasions choose to observe it as a way of focusing their thoughts on Jesus Christ during the Easter season.


Words of Wisdom

“ A creative nation finds compassionate solutions.”


“If there is no laughter, Jesus has gone somewhere else. If there is no joy and freedom, it is not a church. If there is no celebration, there is no real worship. ”

Steve Brown

“Love will cost you dearly. And it will break your heart. But in the end, it will save the world.”

Sarah Thebarge

“ A compassionate nation starts with me. Be the first to make a change, ”