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 and 2pm

St Augustine’s – SUNDAY 4pm

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
sessions with combined morning tea at 10am.

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
in the Playhouse

St Silas – WEDNESDAY 10am
upstairs in the Guild Hall

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

Kids Space is an after school kids program for children in Prep – Grade 6. Children are invited to be involved in a variety of awesome games, fun craft, songs, bible teaching and a delicious afternoon tea.

Cost is $5 per week per child.

St Silas – FRIDAY 4:30pm-6pm
Kids Space
runs in the Guild hall

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 Silas North Balwyn (Corner Maud Street and Osburn Avenue) and
St Hilary’s Kew (12 John Street)

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

Dates for 2017:
For both St Hilary’s and St Silas: Feb 19, Mar 19, May 21, June 18, Aug 13, Sept 10, Oct 22, Nov 19

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

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 and is the Assistant Director of...

Rachel Lynar