Dear Adare Church Family.
We are indeed in uncharted waters at the moment and we are facing changes in our society that are difficult to face and deal with.
As of Lunchtime Monday 23rd March, our Church Building is closed by Government order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This is something that we not only must comply with but as a loving community we should do to protect the vulnerable and to love our neighbours as Jesus commands us.
What does this mean for us though? It means that while our church building is closed the Adare Church is still open as a community of believers to love one another and our community. We should look out for each other, contact each other by phone or email and I will continue my role as your minister to support you and encourage you in your faith journey. Over the next period of time that will likely be at least six months I will post through our website reflections, prayers, studies and other material that will be helpful for us in this time. Let us use this time to grow closer to God who sustains us in all that we go through. Let us grow closer to our neighbours as we look over the fence to see if they are alright. Let us grow closer to our families as we talk more and listen.
It is possible that in the next six months many of us may feel isolated or lonely. If this weighs heavily upon you our pastoral carers and myself will be available for a chat by phone or email.
Over the next six months we are not a church disbanded but we are a church dispersed into our community let us pray that God will show us how to love each other more deeply, respond to need and to support those that we can as God’s people in this difficult time.  Rev Ern

Dear Adare Church family,
I wish to reassure you that our Church Council is working prayerfully with our minister to minimise the impact of our changing circumstances and threats to our health, well being and church. Please follow Ern’s excellent advice in keeping in touch with each other and in caring for our neighbour. Keep your pastoral care group active even in separation as we learn new ways to do God’s will. Contact our minister or Council members if you have concerns that need to be addressed as we move forward in God’s name.    Peter Manuel - Church Council Chairperson.


We are people of all ages who come together for worship and fellowship.

We are Christ centred and through our groups and activities strive to deepen our commitment to Christ, develop respectful relationships and community commitment.

Please take your time to peruse our website. If you feel encouraged please join us on Sundays at 9:30 am.

You would be most welcome.

Contact the Church Office Ph 8552 8377 during office hours to access help.




6 The Drive, McCracken SA 5211
Office Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Fridays 9.30am-12.30pm
Phone 8552 8377

The office is unattended until the COVID-19 advice indicates it is safe to resume normal activities.



Family Services are normally held weekly at 9.30am each Sunday unless indicated otherwise in the church newsletter. Kidz Church (Sunday School) is available from part way  through the service. Contact Barb Gepp phone 8552 8486.

Regular services are held at Kiama Nursing Home and Ross Robertson Memorial Care Centre on Sundays and alternate Thursdays. These too are temporarily suspended

Minister: Rev Ernest Sorensen

Mobile - 0400 507 065

Email -

Ernest is unavailable on Friday as it’s his day off. At other times Ernest can be contacted on his mobile.

If in immediate need and Ernest is unavailable, please contact

Pastoral Families Coordinator: Brenda Manuel - 0414373678

Rev Ernest Sorensen

The Reverend Ernest Sorensen is a ministry agent of more than 20 years experience who has been in placement with various congregations as a minister and as a Presbytery and Synod Mission Planner. He was Ordained as Minister of the Word and Sacrament in 2008. Prior to this he was commissioned as an Accredited Youth Worker. He commenced his placement at Adare Uniting Church in July 2019.


All Footloose activities are currently suspended until the COVID-19 advice indicates it is safe to resume.

This is a program for pre-school children held each Friday during the school terms from 10.00 – 11.30 in the church hall. It has a focus on music and play. Parents are welcome and morning tea is available to them – all at no cost. Contact Bernice Humphrys (Ph 0439383584) or Ruth Williamson (Ph 0412477803) for further information. Click here for Photographs of Footloose in Action.