Our vision is to see children’s lives transformed through Jesus Christ to the glory of God. The young people of St Hilary’s are a valued part of our church community. We want to equip parents with the resources to be Godly individuals who can teach the truth of Jesus in the home.

Find out more about our different activities using the links below, or for further information about any of our children’s ministries please contact Amanda Lincke.

Sunday Club caters for children from 18 months to around Year 8, it is a way for children to learn about God and Jesus in a fun way with songs, activities, craft and engaging with the Bible.

St Hilary’s – SUNDAY 9am and 6pm

St Silas – SUNDAY 10am

Mainly Music is a fun music group for parents or primary care givers to enjoy with their young child. We have a 30 minute music session and also share morning tea together. Throughout the morning, children develop gross and fine motor skills, language, imagination, mathematical and pre-reading skills as well as socialise with others.
Children are introduced to music, creativity and more, plus families given a chance to think about the God-part of life. Amazing to think that all this can be achieved in a loving, shared family environment.
Each mainly music is associated with and is run by volunteers from St Hilary’s Network.

Mainly Music fees are $5 per week per family.

St Hilary’s – TUESDAY 10am and FRIDAY 10am
Mainly Music
in the Church followed by morning tea and play in the playhouse from 10.30am

St Silas – TUESDAY 10am
Mainly Music
session followed by morning tea at 10:30am.

St Augustine’s – THURSDAY 10am
Mainly Music
session followed by morning tea and play time from 10.30am

Playgroup is an excellent opportunity for the adults to develop friendships and local networks, learn and support each other, while navigating life with small children.

Children are encouraged to participate in activities including craft, music, and group story time and also have plenty of time for free play. We share Bible stories and Christian songs at times, with a special focus on Easter and Christmas celebrations.

Playgroup fees are $50 per term per family.

St Hilary’s – MONDAY 10am
Playgroup
in the Playhouse

St Silas – MONDAY 10am
Playgroup
upstairs in the Guild Hall

St Augustine’s – WEDNESDAY 10am
Playgroup
in the Church Hall

Family Fun Night’s are a great way of getting your family and friends together. Spending time together can also be good for your health—it’s been shown that an enjoyable family evening can boost your immune system for days. Family memories and traditions can be created and these memories can last a lifetime. Our family fun nights consist of games, food and stories for all the family.

When do we meet?  5:00pm-7:00pm (once a term)

Dates for 2018: 

Saturday March 3rd             St Silas North Balwyn (Corner Maud Street and Osburn Avenue)

Saturday June 23rd             St Hilary’s Kew (12 John Street)

Saturday September 8th     St Augustine’s (36 Bundoran Pde, Mont Albert North)

Saturday December 1st       St Hilary’s Kew (12 John Street)

Messy church is an interactive, fun filled afternoon church for kids and adults of all ages. We play games, do crafty things, build stuff, learn about God, the world and ourselves. Then we have dinner together. Lots of mess and lots of fun? Everyone is welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult.

When do we meet?  4:00pm-6:00pm (usually once a month)

Where do we meet?
St Augustine’s (36 Bundoran Pde, Mont Albert North)

St Silas North Balwyn (Corner Maud Street and Osburn Avenue)

St Hilary’s Kew (12 John Street)

What does it cost?  Messy Church is free but a donation towards dinner is welcome

Dates for 2018: (all 3 sites)
Mar 18, May 20, June 17, Aug 12, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18

This year, during the Easter School Holidays and the September School Holidays, St Hilary’s Network, invites Kids from Preschool to Year 6 from around our wider community to do craft, play games, sing songs, watch drama, hear stories, cook, and do experiments.

Easter Holiday Program: St Silas, North Balwyn

Wednesday April 11th: preschool concert: 10am-12noon

Thursday April 12th and Friday April 13th: Primary School Holiday Program: 9am-3pm

Richard Bruce

Richard is the Generations Director, Kew 6pm Minister, Facilities Manager and the Director of Support Services, having joined the staff team in March 2016.  Richard is married to Danielle and...

Amanda Lincke

Amanda is married to Karl and has two daughters, Bella and Charlotte. Amanda joined us at the start of 2015 and oversees all of our Children & Families Ministry. You’ll...

Natalie Rosner

Natalie is married to Brian and has 3 adult step-children and a son Toby. Natalie oversees the Children and Families Ministry at St Silas. You’ll find Natalie in the office...

Rachel Lynar