About us

We believe

As a Uniting Church,  Hatton Vale Community Church holds to a reformed, evangelical and historically orthodox view of the Christian faith.  The confessional substance of our beliefs can be found in the Basis of Union.  

Most importantly, we believe that:

  • God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God, known in three persons, and is defined by the dynamic and loving interaction between those three persons.  God is Love. (1 John 4:8)

  • The Bible, including both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God.

  • On the Cross Jesus made an all-sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the world, and that when we confess him as Lord and believe God raised him from the dead, we are saved from eternal judgement and receive the promise of eternal life (new life) in him. (Romans 10:9)

  • The church is the Priesthood of all believers, where every member of the church has gifts given by the Holy Spirit and for which there is a corresponding service.

  • The church, empowered by the Holy Spirit, has an Acts 1:8 mandate and a Matthew 28 commission to witness to Jesus and go and make disciples of all the world.

our pastor: Duncan Barlow

Duncan with his wife Alison and their two daughters moved to Laidley in October 2018 to serve as the pastor of Laidley and Hatton Vale Uniting Churches. Duncan and Alison grew up in Brisbane but have worked in a variety of locations including Sydney and Indonesia.


Duncan regards it as a great privilege to share God's word and help people to understand and apply it to their lives. Duncan also enjoys connecting with people, walking beside them in their life journey ... It's amazing how often this connecting with people also includes a cup of coffee and a biscuit.


Alison spends much of her time homeschooling their daughters and is also a supporter of other homeschoolers.


"Our emphasis in the Church is to make it a place of welcome for all and to be a people filled with love and grace."The Church's Mission Statement is: 'We are called to be evidence of God's love breaking into the world.' 

Vision & Values


Consistent with our Acts 1:8 mandate and Matthew 28 commission, we believe our world is changed one life transformed by Jesus at a time.

 Our mission is to “Make Jesus Known”

The eight, embedded values that underpin this mission are:

  • Adventurous Faith

  • Passionate Outreach

  • Fervent Prayer

  • Inviting Hospitality

  • Empowering Leadership

  • Scriptural Discernment

  • Creative Worship

  • Authentic Transformation

Qld Synod and the Assembly 

Bremer Presbytery

Hatton Vale Community Uniting Church
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