Welcome to Gartrell Church.

We are a community creating spaces to nurture a way of life that is centred on being

Contemplative.  Compassionate.  Connected.


Our Values are the heart of our purpose:

Contemplative Spirituality
Committed to creating spaces for loving and listening to God.

Compassionate Community
Committed to being a place of hospitality, healing and hope.

Connecting with our neighbours
Committed to responding as disciples in love for our neighbour.


Sunday Mornings at 10.00 – 11.00 am.

COVID QR Code check-in applies.

Holy Communion is offered each Sunday, and everyone is welcome to participate.

We value open, generous and inclusive worship, the sharing of communion, the exploration of scripture and prayer for each other and the wider world.

Gartrell worship centres on your spiritual well-being.  Preaching is based on Bible readings and the message connects with 21st century life experience.

Children are welcome in worship and provided with a space and age relevant activities.

Our elegant heritage-listed building has a traditional layout with pews and wood panelling, stained glass windows and a beautiful pipe organ, which is used regularly.


The Dulwich Rose Park United Parish – known as Gartrell Church – was created in 1971 by the harmonious merging of Methodist, Churches of Christ and Congregational communities in the Rose Park and Dulwich areas. We are accepting of diverse understandings of faith and practice and committed to being a loving, faithful and spiritually alive community so that others may find Christ and grow in their relationship with Him.

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The story of Gartrell Church began in 1911 when the Kent Town Methodist church purchased land on
Prescott Terrace between Alexandra and Grant Avenues for £500.

The Church building and pipe organ are outstanding examples of ecclesiastical artistry in Adelaide at the beginning of the 20th century and, along with the church hall built in 1915, were listed on the
State Heritage Register in 1989.


Reverend Beth Seaman is an ordained minister of the Uniting Church in Australia and commenced at Gartrell in April 2018. Beth has served with two previous congregations, and as a Chaplain in a national community service organisation, a major teaching hospital and in aged care settings.

In the last decade Beth was a Presbytery Minister and Manager of Chaplains in the Pastoral Relations Team of the Uniting Church.

Beth is a trained Counsellor working with children and families and in the ministry of Spiritual Direction and Retreat Leadership.

Beth’s ministry at Gartrell, is centred on meaningful worship, Christian Spirituality and our daily engagement in the life-giving practices of the Christian faith.

Rev Beth Seaman
0439 819 676