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Merriwa Corps


We hope that you find this a place of peace, joy, hope, welcome and belonging. Everything that we do is aimed at bringing Christ’s new life to people; socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually.

A Message of Love

I was putting my son to bed one night. He is so creative that he always finds a reason to come out. We tell him it must be super important to have to come out of his room. So this one night, after about an hour, he comes out and says ‘I have something very important to tell you…I love you soooo much!.. I just don’t think you can understand how much I love you!’

Scott and I began our appointment as the officers of The Salvation Army Merriwa in 2009. We believe we were sent with a message of love, a love that is greater than our understanding. We believe that love can be defined like this:

‘Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast. It is not rude, proud, or self-seeking. It does not keep a record of wrongs. Love trusts, love hopes, love always perseveres. Love never gives up!’

Our mission is to join God in bringing Jesus Christ’s’ new life to people. And our only weapon is active love. Will you consider joining us on this exciting journey?

  • Worship Service

    A welcoming all-age worship service celebrating God and learning more about His plan for our lives.

    Sunday 10am and Wednesday 7pm - 7:30pm

  • Kids Church

    A safe place where 2 - 12 year olds can have fun, sing, play and learn about their Creator. Parent's are welcome to attend with their child.

    Sunday 10.30am

  • Emergency Relief

    Phone at 9.30 on wednesday to make an appointment for that day. Providing emergency relief to people who find themselves in extremely difficult circumstances.

    Wednesday by appointment 9:30am - 3pm

  • Community Dinner

    A free dinner every Wednesday night, with opportunity for chats and games.

    Wednesday 5.30 - 9.30

  • Men's Group

    A night for the blokes to get together; coffee, pool, walk, movies etc.

    Tuesday 7pm (fortnightly - alternates with women's group)

  • Women's Group

    A night for women to get together for coffee and chats.

    Monday 7pm (fortnightly - alternates with men's group)

  • Life Groups

    Searching, Seeking, desiring spiritual growth then these nights are a fantastic opportunity. Operating throughout the week in church mnembers homes.

    Sunday 12:30pm and Thursday 7pm

  • Community Lunch

    We offer a free community lunch once a month on a Sunday at 12noon. All are welcome.

    Sunday 12 noon monthly

  • Merri Quilters and Craft Group

    Come and enjoy craft activities and friendship with other like-minded women.

    Wednesday 9am

  • Financial Counselling

    Financial Counselling is provided by appointment each Wednesday

    Wednesday 9:30am - 2pm

  • Junior Soldiers

    We have a diverse range of programs for children starting from birth to young adults to make a positive and lasting impact on children’s spiritual journeys.

    Thursdays 4 - 5:30pm

  • Youth Group

    Activities, outings and a focus on building strong Christian relationships for 15-25s.

    Friday (monthly)

  • Market Day

    We run a community market on a Saturday each fortnight. Come find a bargain, meet new people or contact us for more information.

    Saturday 7:30am - 2pm (Fortnightly)

Worship Times

Worship Times


Sunday 10:00am

Sunday 10:30am

Tuesdays 9:30am

Wednesday 10 - 3

Wednesday 9.30am

Weekdays 9 – 4
Saturday 9 - 1

Friday 7pm

Various Times

When Needed


Sunday Worship

Kids Church

Mainly Music

Emergency Relief

Coffee, Craft & Chat

Thrift Shop
Thrift Shop


Life Groups

Emergency Services

Description of Service

Family Worship Service and Sunday School

A safe place where 2 – 12yo’s can have fun, sing, play and learn about their Creator. Parents are welcome to attend with their child.

$5 per family - A fun music group for parents or primary care givers to enjoy together with their children. Aimed at creating happy memories for families with children aged between 0-5yrs.

Provides emergency relief to people who find themselves in extremely difficult circumstances.

$2 per person - Bring your own craft, whatever it is, and have a great chat over tea or coffee.

A community store, supported by the community, raising funds for the community.

Church members visit the local pubs fortnightly to speak with people and collect money for the local mission of the Salvation Army.

Small groups meeting in peoples homes, sharing life with each other, and growing in knowledge of God together.

A group of volunteers from around the Northern Corridor who support our emergency workers