When:  Where:What:
 Sunday - 4th December    Child and Family Centre at 
Hazel Glen College
 Worship Service 

Come and join us for a worship service at the Child and Family Centre where we Sandy Solomon will bring the message "What Christmas means to me".

Sunday - 11th December   Homes, Parks and cafés across Mernda, Doreen, Whittlesea and surrounding areas   Missional Community Week
As with every second and fourth Sunday, this week we will be gathering in smaller groups    across the district to learn from God's word, share fellowship and support each other. If you're not part of a Missional Community group, please contact one of the leaders. Details are in the column below. 

It's what we're all about!

Missional Communities:

Plentylife exists as a network of missional communities who do life together with Jesus as "extended families on mission." We have seven communities you are welcome to join:

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Building family relationships through having fun together
Contact Glen Fairweather 0409 334 556


Connecting with the local community through participation in community events.
Contact Anthony Bradstreet 0400 852 116


Making disciples of Jesus by extending our hands in service and friendship to those in Mernda and Doreen and seeking to meet their practical and spiritual needs.
Contact Nola Young 0433 055 694


To love and be loved as a community of people in senior high school and beyond.
Contact Zahra Ogden 0498 229 262


Connecting with our networks and neighbours through hospitality.
Contact Ken MacRaild 0410 415 861


Partnering with Harvest Cafe and the Stokes Orchard in Upper Plenty to provide a place to belong.
Contact Kylie Towt 0408 178 081


Blessing others through love and friendship.
Contact Jim Bowen 0409 344 504


Connecting with the Mill Park community.
Contact Rev Sandy Solomon 0403 362 003

Not sure which group to join? Contact Craig and he'll discuss it with you.

Sermon Audio Online:

Missed a Plentylife service? No problem! We've got the audio from the most recent sermons online for your listening pleasure.
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What Can I Expect?

When you arrive at a Missional Community on a Sunday morning you'll have the opportunity of spending time together socially - getting to know others in the group and catching up over food. Following this there is a time of worship, where anyone can bring a song, reading, poem, reflection or testimony - anything that will encourage and bless other members. 
There'll then be the opportunity of spending time in smaller groups to explore the Bible and how we can live it out in our daily lives. Finally there is some conversation about how the community can be a blessing to those in the wider community.

Children are an important part of these communities. Various activities have been planned just for them, that relate to the teaching theme.

For details regarding all our Missional Community activities or contact 

Our Vision:

 "We exist for God's glory to know, love and serve Jesus; walk together in His ways as we engage with our local communities; and pursue His mission of sharing the fulness of life with all." 

Welcome to Plentylife

Play the video above to see how we do life together at Plentylife!

What's Happening @ Plentylife?

  • We love being part of a dynamic community. Events are regularly taking place within Plentylife and in the wider community - and so we can keep you informed, we like to post details here. If you've got something that you would like added to the "What's Happening" section, please let Craig or Maria know!   
  • Trivia Night 2016! Every year Plentylife holds a Trivia Night to help raise funds for its work in the local community. It's always a great night of fun and food - we'd ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2016, 2:59 AM by Craig Ogden
  • Mill Park Church Plant Plentylife is partnering with Rev Sandy Solomon in establishing a new missional community in Mill Park that is hoped to one day become a new church plant. This exciting ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2016, 3:05 PM by Plentylife Anglican Church
  • Men's Event! BBQ and Games in the Park - Saturday 19th March Coming up on Saturday 19th March from 12:30pm to 3pm, the Plentylife Men's Group will be holding its first activity for the year with a BBQ lunch (BYO ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2016, 10:13 PM by Craig Ogden
  • Latest 10am Service Roster Our 10am services take place through our members who use their gifts and skills to build one another up in the Lord. Please contact Maria Martin via ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2016, 4:36 AM by Craig Ogden
  • Forge Youth Forge Youth is a fantastic youth program for secondary students that includes a range of fun events, outreach activities and hangout time at "The Furnace".. for more info contact Ben ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2015, 11:33 PM by Craig Ogden
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Giving @ Plentylife:

Plentylife meets in various places at various times, so the usual mid-service "collection" isn't always practical! But giving is part and parcel of church life and one way that we demonstrate our commitment to the Lord and His Church. Thus for our regulars we encourage giving via Electronic Transfer, if at all possible.

Details are as follows:

Name: The Anglican Parish of St Matthias, Mernda
BSB: 633000
Account no. 142491679

You can also give via the Anglican Development Fund (ADF), which allows for funds to be electronically transferred without attracting fees, and supports the work of church building projects. To download the form to set this up simply go to:


Who are we?

Plentylife Anglican Church gathers at various places and times throughout the month. On the FIRST and THIRD Sundays of each month we gather as a whole community for a celebration service from 10:00am in the Child and Family Centre (Kinder) at Hazel Glen College (Corner of Eminence Blvd and Painted Hills Rd). On the SECOND and FOURTH weeks of the month we gather in "Missional Communities" in various locations to worship, learn, share, eat and have fun as "extended families". On the FIFTH week we have a special service that focuses on how to do life as missional communities and involves both the creative arts and our children in various ways. In addition, each missional community engages in an outreach activity that serves the local community at least once a month.

As a family-friendly church that values authenticity and a sense of fun you'll find Plentylife a welcoming place where you can discover new friends, encounter God and embrace the life He wants for you all the more. 

To find out more about our children's ministry, playgroups, youth group or missional communities (who gather around interests as diverse as crafts, families, young adults, the outdoor life and garden makeovers), give us a call or drop in sometime. It would be great to see you! 

May God bless you richly, 

Rev Craig Ogden