News & Events

Farewell Service for Rev Jim Barr

The Members and Leadership of Box Hill Baptist Church warmly invite you to join us as we say thank you and farewell to the Reverend Jim Barr for his years of service at Box Hill and recognise and celebrate Jim’s decades of ministry and contribution throughout his esteemed career.

This Farewell Service will take place on Sunday 7th May 2023, 10am – 11.30am

This will be followed by an informal reception with refreshments which will be held immediately following the service.

If you are unable to attend you are also welcome to participate through our live stream, available here.

We look forward to sharing this special event with you.

Opening Doors Community Leadership Program

With the support of the Suburban Rail Loop Community Grants, we are delighted to be providing the Opening Doors Community Leadership Program for free to our local community – to help those of you in the community with a passion for your local community (and an idea or three!) build meaningful, impactful programs to make a real difference in Box Hill and beyond!

Applications are now open we are seeking passionate community members to take part in the Opening Doors Community Leadership Program for Social Inclusion.

Opening Doors will equip you with the knowledge, skills, resources, and networks you need to make your local community more socially inclusive. And as it develops your personal leadership skills, the program will support you in the development of a local community initiative.

For more information, download the Opening Doors Flyer here. or contact Liesel at or 0435 240 552.

We’re excited to say that applications are now open! Please share far and wide to any community leaders you think would be a good fit.

Applications can be made online at:

Last Breakfast – 30 April

Join us for another Last Breakfast service on Sunday 30 April, as we gather to worship informally and over food – with the focus on interaction and fellowship.

No singing, no formality, no weird rituals 🙂 Just plenty of opportunity to share our journeys with each other.

This month, we will be exploring some of our favourite bible stories and why they mean so much to us!

All welcome, 10am.

Easter Fair – Saturday 1 April

The Box Hill Village Market returns on the 1st of April for a festive, Easter themed market! Come and meet some local creators, makers and crafty people who would love to share their passions (and their wares!) with you!

Plus we’ll have giveaways, kids activities, music, and food stalls for everyone to enjoy!

Takes place from 10am to 2pm at 3-5 Ellingworth Parade.

The Last Breakfast – Sunday Feb 26

The Last Breakfast returns for 2023, with a relaxed, friendly and food-filled way to start a Sunday!

All are welcome to join us at 10am to enjoy some relaxed time together with some simple reflections, readings, and opportunities for prayer in the midst of coffee, toast and whatever else might be on the menu!

Jesus did some of his most important teaching and ministering at the table, surrounded by food, friends, and newcomers – And we’re looking forward to sharing that with you to!

Season of Creation

From the 1st of September until the 9th of October, we are taking part in the global Season of Creation!

Come and join us, in-person or online, as we journey through the many creation stories contained within the Bible (yes, there’s not just one!!) and explore what that means regarding the blessing and responsibility of being a part of God’s creation.

Box Hill Village Market – 1 October 2022

After the huge success of our first Village Market in April this year, we are returning with a Spring Market on Saturday the 1st of October 2022, from 10am-2pm.

We look forward to another festive, community event filled with local creators and makers, lots of food and entertainment, and the joy of bringing together our diverse local community.

If you are a local maker or creator who is interested in having a stall at the event, we encourage you to get in touch ( so we can include you in the fun!

And for everybody else, make sure to save the date!!

Living the Questions (Round 2)

Living the Questions is an open-minded alternative to studies that attempt to give participants all the answers and instead strives to create an environment where participants can interact with one another in exploring what’s next for Christianity.

We have just completed the first ’round’ of 7 weeks: “Invitation to Journey,” and are now embarking on the second flight: “Honoring Creation”.

New members are most welcome to join, and you won’t be ‘behind’ because you missed earlier sessions we promise!

Sessions take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, at 5 Ellingworth Parade Box Hill. You can find out more and get involved by emailing

New English Language Classes (for beginners!)

In addition to our existing Thursday conversational English class (10:30-12:30) we are delighted to be able to offer a new class especially for those with little to no English language ability on Wednesdays, 10-11:30am.

All classes are held at The Barn (3 Ellingworth Parade) and are FREE.

If you’d like to be involved or know someone who would, get in touch at