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Link to Brighton Uniting Church Live online videos

Brighton Congregation offers a number of worship styles that provide different worship experience

Holy Communion

Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month

Reflective worship

Brighton offers quiet, prayerful, meditational worship that relates to seasons and occasions. Remembering Services are held prior to Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day and Christmas, with other services as notified or requested.

Wednesday Night Worship

This is a place to refresh, relax and recharge in an intentional and informal setting. We offer a Christian perspective on life in a non-traditional service, open to everyone. Each week we explore renewal and refreshment through music, creativity and prayer. We meet in the Brighton Uniting Church. The service is held on Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Malcolm 0423 740 154.

No need to register just come along.

Parking is available in the Woolworths car park next door.


You can check our events calendar for dates and specific activities that are coming-up.



Brighton Uniting Church will celebrate the 160th Anniversary of the opening of the church building at 443 Brighton Road, Brighton, on May 5th, 2024.

We honour and pay tribute to the people who had the vision and confidence to build a substantial church building when Brighton was a farming community with primitive roads.  The opening services of the new Wesleyan Methodist Chapel were held on Sunday, May 1st, 1864.  The Wesleyan Methodists had been meeting as a worshipping community in Brighton since 1847, originally under an upturned boat.

From 1878, Brighton was part of the Glenelg Circuit, and was supportive in the establishment of several churches, including Marion, and in 1982, the Hallett Cove Uniting Church.

Over the years there have been modifications and additions, including large halls in 1883, 1918 and 1959.  There has great community use of these halls to the present day.

The stained-glass windows are a beautiful witness to the devotion that has been poured into the church’s life by individuals and families.  In 2014, on the 150th Anniversary, a Thanksgiving stained-glass window was dedicated.

The wooden cross on the front of the building, facing Brighton Road, was added in 1997.  It is constructed from timbers from the old Brighton Jetty, and has a time capsule embedded in the back.

We celebrate the past, but look forward to the future.  Society has experienced great changes, but we continue the witness of God’s love, and the vision of our founding pioneer families in Brighton.

The celebration on Sunday, May 5th, will include a 10am Worship Service, with guest preacher, Rev Peter Morel, Moderator, followed by lunch.  At 1:30pm Peter Kelsall will give a recital on the Memorial Organ, installed in 1951 and dedicated to those who served in World War II.

Brighton has extensive records and archives.  These will be available for inspection on the Sunday, and also from Monday, 6th to Wednesday, 8th, from 10am to 3pm, as part of South Australia’s History Festival.

We hope to see people who are interested in Brighton UC’s story.  All are welcome to join in the activities and celebration.

The Uniting Church SA seeks to be an innovative, growing church proclaiming Jesus Christ, empowered by the Spirit to transform God’s world. Read More.

The Uniting Church is a young church – formed on 22 June 1977, when the Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches united to become one. The Basis of Union is the document which affirms our Christian faith and is the guide to what is central to the life of the Uniting Church in Australia. Read the Basis of Union here.


Rev Malcolm Rawlings

Minister of the Word
0423 740 154

From the minister….

Greetings and welcome to Brighton Uniting Church,

We trust that your visit is encouraging and that you will meet Jesus in our presence. Our church boasts a long history in the Brighton community and is looking forward to the future with much anticipation.

Community is a key word in our parish. Most of our congregation live locally and enjoy all the fruits of beachside living. We are passionate about people and many who venture in to visit, find a spiritual home of belonging.

As a more mature spiritual congregation, we are open to discussing life, death and all the in between. We believe in and actively promote pastoral care. We visit, chat and care for each other. It is an every member ministry.

If you would like to know more or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to make contact.


Minister of the Word

Rev Malcolm Rawlings

Council Members

Darryl Carr

Heather Backhouse

Robert Backhouse

Rajkumar L Raju

Rajkumar L Raju

Ken Freeston

Sue Pearce