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Powerhouse Kids

If you have an early primary aged child, Powerhouse Kids @ STM is a program designed for them and you.  It runs in term, Tuesdays, 3:45 -6pm, in St. Mark’s church.

Powerhouse @ STM is also a great social hub for parents and care givers, as they pick up their children.  We have ‘Family Dinners’ each term, these are popular evenings where all Powerhouse families come together to enjoy ‘community’ and a meal.

“At Powerhouse @ STM, every child is precious to us and each family is valued.”

For more enquiries call St Mark’s office on 59684046 and ask for Anne Benc



Anne – Children and Families Minister

Anne is one of St. Mark’s Children and Families Ministers. Anne heads up the very popular Powerhouse Kids @ STM, which serves families and kids from prep to grade 4. Anne loves seeing families come together and community built.  Anne also organises and runs along with a band of mighty volunteers the bi-annual School Holiday Program.  This is a huge undertaking, yet she does it with such calm, poise and love.  Anne loves all opportunity she gets in her role to get alongside children and their families, supporting them in their faith/life journey.  When Anne is not working at STM, she can take credit for many a head of gorgeous locks, as she cuts, colours and styles in her homebased hair salon.  Anne enjoys time with her husband and grown up children, not to mention cuddles with her two fur babies.

Get in touch with Anne via:

phone 5968 4046


Anne can be found on site Tuesdays

Family Life

St. Mark’s has a number of children’s programs designed to help children develop their interests and social skills.  We also aim to support not just each individual child but their entire family. Which is why all our children and family centred programs are part of our ‘Family Life’ ministry.

Our programs are run by appropriately checked and trained adults who ensure the programs are not only fun, but safe for all. 

As a Christian community, we affirm our commitment to ensuring the safety of each child who interacts with our community.

The Bible tells us that all people are created equal and every person can be a child of God. We look to the Bible to learn how to love and serve everyone no matter what their age, colour, ethnicity, gender or nationality. We specifically seek to promote the cultural safety of vulnerable people including indigenous children, all those children who come from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds and any child with a disability.  You can read our Childsafe policy here.

To find out more about any of our Children’s programs or parenting courses, click on the group you are interested in below.

Child Safe Policies in use at St. Mark’s

St Mark’s upholds the Safe Ministry policies of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.

These policies can be found at: