Bellerive Church Window

Clarence Uniting Church Activities

Unicorn Opportunity Shop

Wellington Rd, Lindisfarne, TAS, 7015 (find us on Google Maps

(03) 6243 7746

Open 10am - 4.30pm Tuesday - Friday

Just Us - Justice Voices pop up choir singing outside the Unicorn Opportunity Shop. 

The Unicorn Opportunity Shop has been serving the Lindisfarne and wider Eastern Shore Community for around 50 Years through the sale of good quality, excellent value, secondhand goods. The shop is staffed 100% by our dedicated volunteers.

Pastoral Care

Members from both Bellerive and Lindisfarne meet each quarter with the Minister to discuss the needs and concerns of our congregations. Appropriate support is offered through prayer, visits, calls, email, meals, flowers or transport without being intrusive or disrespectful.


Bible Study at Bellerive

Thursday 6:30pm (bring your own meal) for dinner and discussion.


Connections - Craft and Conversation Group

The Connections group meets weekly for a chat and a cuppa. Group members are welcome to bring along their own craft project to work on, or to simply enjoy the conversation and friendship with other women around the table.

A stack of denim quilts lovingly crafted by the Connection Group

Where: Bellerive Uniting Church, cnr York and Clarence St, Bellerive.
When: Wednesdays from 10.00AM – 12.00.
Cost: $2.00 donation towards school chaplaincy in the local area.
Contact: Claire 04 0888 3084
Gwen   04 2844 2679

Making the Most of Inherited Jeans

Connection Group in front of denim blankets

Members from left Elaine Martin, Claire Green, Margaret Ranson, Margaret Hoey, Elaine Holman, Jan McGrath with some of their blankets.

About five years ago the Clarence Uniting Church's Unicorn op shop, on Hobart's eastern shore in Southern Tasmania, had a problem.

The shop was inundated with unwanted denim – jeans by the truckload were being donated but no one was interested in buying them, even at $1 a pair.

Back at the church, a member of the congregation was wishing she could offer the city's homeless something warm to snuggle under at night. The idea found its way to the church's Connections Craft and Conversations Group.

The craft group transformed the jeans into blankets with a polar fleece underlay, meaning the op shop was able to deal with one of its biggest frustrations.

Since then more than 200 blankets have been donated to UnitingCare Tasmania, the Hobart City Mission and Loui's Van for the homeless. Other homemade blankets were given to UnitingCare Tasmania clients in Southern Tasmanian public housing communities at Bridgewater and Gagebrook.

Connections coordinator Claire Green said the group, which began nine years ago, is proud of its ability to support local endeavours as well as care for each member, regardless of their church affiliation.

"Some of the members live alone and do not have a lot of interaction, some have expressed how much the group has helped them," Ms Green said While not a member of the congregation, Gwen Edwards said she had always felt comfortable attending Connections since fronting up to her first meeting about three years ago.

"I have made a lot of dear friends and the support that comes from each and every one is wonderful," she said. "I look forward to catching up with everyone each week and if I cannot attend I really miss my time there."

From Crosslight 19‐3‐2017.



Clarence Fellowship

This group meets monthly at 2pm on the second Wednesday, either in the church or in the home of one of our members. A short devotional is presented at the start of every meeting. New members are always welcome.


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