When:  Where:What:
Sunday - 3rd July 
 Hazel Glen Child and Family Centre: 
Corner of Eminence Blvd & Painted Hills Drive, Doreen 

All-in church service

'Dancing God's Steps'

This week Kirrily MacRaild will bring us a movie based message. You might like to watch the film Strictly Ballroom before you come along (it's not strictly necessary, but there will be a few references to it...)

Sunday - 10th July  Various Locations around Mernda and Doreen

Missional Communities 

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:

KINect (NEW)

(Families having fun and fellowship together)
Contact Glen Fairweather 0409 334 556


(Reaching out to families with teens)
Contact Anthony Bradstreet 0400 852 116


(Blessing others through monthly meals)
Contact Nola Young 0433 055 694


(Gathering fortnightly at Appret Cafe in Laurimar)
Contact Jen Garth 0419 387 547


(Connecting with others through hospitality and the creative arts)
Contact Ken MacRaild 0410 415 861


(Reaching out to Young Adults)
Contact Kylie Towt 0400 707 533


(Blessing local schools)
Contact Craig Ogden 0430 505 593


(Reaching out to local Teens)
Contact Ben Smith 0401 023 051 or
Michelle Wood 0448 437 519

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.
  • 2016-06-19 - Understanding Mission - Sandy Solomon The audio from Sandy Solomon's sermon can be downloaded here.
    Posted Jun 20, 2016, 6:43 AM by Plentylife Anglican Church
  • 2016-06-05 Understanding Mission - Craig Ogden This week Craig Ogden brought us the 5th sermon in our "understanding" series, where he investigated "understanding Mission". The audio is here.
    Posted Jun 5, 2016, 5:11 PM by Ken MacRaild
  • 2016-05-29 Understanding Community - Ben Smith This week Ben Smith continued the theme of "Understanding Community". His message is available HERE.
    Posted May 29, 2016, 3:43 PM by Plentylife Anglican Church
  • 2016-05-15 Understanding Community - Glen Fairweather Catch Glen Fairweather's recent sermon about Understanding Community HERE...
    Posted May 24, 2016, 12:10 AM by Plentylife Anglican Church
  • 2016-05-01 "Understanding Worship (part 2)" - Craig Ogden. Today's sermon can be downloaded here...
    Posted Apr 30, 2016, 7:54 PM by Plentylife Anglican Church
  • 2016-04-17 Understanding Worship (pt 1) - Evan Prentice Today's sermon audio can be downloaded here...
    Posted Apr 17, 2016, 1:03 AM by Plentylife Anglican Church
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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!   
  • Good Friday - Stations of the Cross
    Posted Mar 22, 2016, 8:17 PM by Plentylife Anglican Church
  • 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