News & Events

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12 Weeks of Winter

CHAMPION (Community Hub and Meeting Place in Our Neighbourhood) is a community service established by the Temple Society Australia (TSA). It offers emergency food relief and a host of practical assistance and advisory services to help people get back on their feet and operates from a community centre located in Bayswater.

During winter, our service sees a large increase in the number of people asking for help. Many coming to us are in crisis situations. They are struggling to pay their rent and other bills, some are living in their cars or couch surfing, and many are unemployed or unable to work due to health problems.

This is where we are hoping you can help the people of your community! We are holding a charity drive, 12 Weeks of Winter, to collect donations of food and goods for those who need it most.

Click here for more details!

June Services

Sunday 4 June
Hymnal Service 
Bayswater Chapel
Elders: Renate Weber and Jessica Blackwell 

Sunday 25 June
Founding Day Service 
Meadowbank Hall
Elder: Christa Lingham 

Sunday, June 25 
Founding Day Service and Community Afternoon 
Bentleigh Hall
Elder: Herta Uhlherr


For a full list of services in 2017, please contact the Temple Society Office.

Events in June

Hymnal Service

Sunday 4 June
Bayswater Chapel

Download the Hymnal Service flyer here

NEST Cooking Program

We have a fantastic cooking program coming up on Wednesdays in May, June and July. It is being run by Elisha from Oz Harvest and is called the NEST program, which stands for Nice, Easy, Simple Tips and Nutrition Education Sustenance Training. Workshops will be held 1.00pm-3.00pm in the Bayswater Hall and anyone of any age is invited to attend (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). There will be six sessions, with an emphasis on a different topic each time. You are invited to participate in the cooking (and eating) process and, best of all, the sessions are FREE (thank you to Knox City Council for the Community Development Fund grant.

Download the NEST Cooking Program flyer here

Social Dance Club

The Social Dance Group is open to all TSA members and friends and also the wider community. All ages and abilities are welcome to dance, or simply come and benefit from the music and company. No experience or partner required. Dance teacher, Kirrily Kirstin, will cover a range of very easy and enjoyable social dances including some line and circle dances.

Download the Social Dance flyer here


Sunday 24 June
51 Elizabeth Street, Bayswater

Download the Sonnwendfeier flyer here

75 years of Templers in Australia

When a small group of dedicated volunteers began getting the Archives back into shape nearly a year ago, unseen pieces of Templer history passed through their hands. With the 75th anniversary of Templers in Australia coming up, they decided to dust off these precious memories and commemorate this 75-year-journey. The result is this historic booklet with images and memories from some of the first Templers to arrive in Australia.

Download 75 Years of Templers in Australia (6.7MB)

We hope you enjoy reading it.

For printed copies, please contact the TSA Office on (03) 9557 6713 or email