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Generous spirituality * Social connection * Community care



The Manning Valley Project is an initiative of the Mid North Coast Presbytery of the Uniting Church in Australia, connecting and serving people and communities in our region.

Our aim is to develop a range of groups and activities with the community to connect and serve
the community; to 'join the dots' with like-minded groups and activities across our region; and
to offer safe and creative 'alternative' spaces and experiences for people to explore a generous and inclusive spirituality.

Our Mission


We're a community of communities, committed to connecting.


Connecting people to God; people to people; and people to community – for the common good.

We believe in the ancient biblical concept of shalom – healing and wholeness, restoration and peace.


We believe that this is God's ultimate desire for the whole world – and that communities of faith are called to work together to this end.

We know that 'the Church' has not always been a place of healing or peace, inclusion or inspiration.


We'd like to 'be church' differently.


We'd like to suprise you.

'The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness' (The Bible: Letter to the Galatians). We'd like to see that.

We'd like to welcome you into the conversation and the journey.



We'll be developing activities and groups out of conversation in the community. What is needed? What shared interests might be pursued? What gifts and passions do people want to contribute?

Meanwhile, our Manning Valley Uniting churches are already involved in a number of activities – and you're welcome to connect!

Community Chaplaincy


Rev. Claire Wright is available to offer pastoral support and assistance in the Manning Valley, whether you need a listening ear, prayer, or referral to appropriate faith communities and helping agencies.

Or check out the following helpful resources:

'How are you going?' (RAMHP)

Emergency Relief and Support Contacts in the Manning Region

Faith | Community


Uniting faith communities are active in Taree, Chatham, Wingham, Harrington, Coopernook, Lansdowne and Elands.


We strive to be safe, inclusive and supportive communities: all are welcome.

For more information, contact your local Uniting Church or Rev. Claire Wright (minister for the Manning Valley Project)

Latest News

Check out the Manning Valley Project 'blog' - and watch this space!

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