Visiting for the first time

We would love to have you join us as we gather to worship Jesus together

Our Sunday gathering unashamedly seeks to provide a church service that engages the whole family of God, including our older members, singles, families and children. Sunday morning is a chance to relax and unwind, so people are encouraged to come as they are.  Children actively participate in the first part of the service, with a kids’ club program during the Bible teaching part of the service.

Our services use Anglican liturgy with a mix of both traditional hymns and modern songs. The service is unashamedly Anglican in the reformed evangelical low church tradition.

Where to find us:

St Stephen’s is located on the corner of Woodville and Ardgour Streets in North Balwyn. You will find us in your Melway directory on Map 46, Grid reference G2. We are close to the Eastern Freeway and Doncaster Road interchange.

We are located off Doncaster Road near the Greythorn Shops, and can be reached by turning into either Sylvander St or Walnut Rd. The first side street is Ardgour St. There are signs showing the way on these corners.

To visit us using public transport, catch the 48 tram to it’s terminus in North Balwyn and then walk along Doncaster Road until you reach Walnut Road. Turn left in Walnut Rd and then the first right is Ardgour St. It is about 700 metres in total.

If catching a bus, alight at the Sylvander St stop on Doncaster Road. Walk along Sylvander and then turn left in Ardgour St. It is about 150 metres in total.


We are committed to the Bible as the word of God, and each of our services features a sermon reflecting on a passage of scripture. Our preaching program is developed with a commitment to regularly reflecting on all parts of the Bible, and to reflecting biblically on key doctrinal and topical issues.

You can listen to recent sermons online by going to sermons on the main menu.

What to Wear:

Most of the time people wear the same as they would when going shopping or out to a movie. Neat casual is the typical standard of dress, although someone might wear a tie, and someone else might come in their workwear or sports gear. We promise to welcome you no matter what you’re wearing.

What about the children:

Church is for everyone, so we want to encourage and support families and children as much as the other members of our community. We want church to be a place where kids always enjoy being, and where parents feel supported and encouraged as they nurture their child’s spiritual development. We want to ensure our kids grow up knowing Jesus as their Lord, Saviour and friend. Children participate in the Lord’s Supper with the consent of their parents.

Joining in with some other activities

We enjoy a regular program of social activities that seek to network our members for mutual support and encouragement, specially enabling members to develop a strong network of friendship. These activities are advertised during our worship services.