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Children's Pastor,

Anthea Brockbank

Anthea is our Children’s Pastor responsible for the Preschool to Year 6 Sunday morning program. She grew up in the south-east and is a farm girl at heart. At the age of 21 she travelled to “see the world” and 3 hours off the plane in India she gave her heart to the Lord. Over the years Anthea has been involved in Children’s Ministry in the UK and here at Southland since 2000 when she returned from overseas with husband Alex and their two children.


She longs to see children develop their own personal relationship with the Lord apart from their parent’s faith. Although advanced in years she is a child at heart and she can always be found hanging out in the Kids Church space on a Sunday morning.

We provide a safe and secure Creche room for use by parents/guardians of children aged from 0 to 3 yeas old, to relax while their children play.

You can listen to the service via head sets provided while keeping an eye on your little one.

The creche is manned on a roster and you are welcome to sign your child in at check-in desk. Nursing mothers are very welcome.




Angels with Dirty Faces

Being a parent of young children can be isolating.  For some, the friendships we make with those going through a similar life journey can last a lifetime. It is with this in mind that Anthea had a vision to start a playgroup at Southland Church for anyone with preschool age children, whether they were members of our church or not.

Running during term time Angels with Dirty Faces is a safe place for parents/guardians to bring their preschoolers to hang out for a couple of hours on Tuesday mornings and enjoy age appropriate play, songs, games and sharing the “preschool parent life” together.

We are registered with Playgroup SA and in lieu of a weekly payment to attend Playgroup we ask that all attendees register as a family with Playgroup SA and pay $35 for the year.  This affords you with insurance to attend playgroups and provides access to the many benefits that Playgroup SA extends to their members.  We will provide you with all the necessary information on how to register.  There is nothing else to pay.  We hope you will join us on Tuesdays mornings from 9.15am to 11am during the school terms. 

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