24 May, 2024 @ 9:00 AM

The Riverside Cafe and Play Area

The Riverside Café and Soft Play Area is open from 9am to 2pm on Thursdays and Fridays during the school term.

Come and enjoy the atmosphere inside, on the courtyard or even on the Riverbank. Also if you have small children the Soft Play Area is a great place to have fun.

We run two sessions in the Soft Play Area each day:

Brunch Session : 9am-11:30am

Lunch Session : 11:30am-2pm

Please book sessions via our eventbrite page - www.eventbrite.com.au search for Riverside Play Café Sessions

You do not need to book in advance if you are just going to use the café but we would appreciate some notice in advance if you are coming with a group of 10 or more.

24 May, 2024 @ 7:00 PM


If you are in years 7-12, SHOUT Youth is the place to be in Gawler. Every Friday from 7pm-9pm during term time.

The cost is $2 each week and this includes food.

Our dedicated and trained team make sure everyone belongs and is valued.

SHOUT is run by members of Riverside Church so you can expect all content, values and interactions to have a strong Christian ethos, but saying that, one of our Church values is FUN so you can be assured of a great laugh and a great place to make good solid friendships.

Come on give us a try, you'd be crazy not too!

26 May, 2024 @ 9:45 AM

10am Sunday Service

Come and join us for relevant worship; dynamic prayer and teaching that challenges and transforms those who long to live for Jesus.

Our informal atmosphere will make you feel right at home and you'll be looked after by our greeting team and hosts.

26 May, 2024 @ 11:45 AM


Splash is our expression of church designed for families with children. With high energy and creative worship, prayer and treaching we utilise arts and crafts, games, technology, and drama to teach everyone how wonderful Jesus is and how amazing it is to live for Him.

We start at 11:45am and aim to finish at 12:30pm with plenty of time after for drinks, snacks and free play.

It's a great environment to be in and fulfils one of Riverside's values which is to have fun.

We'd love you to come along, even better let us know if you plan to be with us and we'll look after you.

28 May, 2024 @ 9:30 AM


Bubbles is our Parent and Toddler Group and runs from 9:30am until 2pm on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays during term time.

We start with songs, puppets, stories and activities with a Christian ethos for about 30 mins.

After that we bring out the toys and open out the whole building to make one great big free play area.

We share fruit at 10:30am and the Cafe is open from 9am for coffee and from 11am for our special Bubbles menu.

The whole day is given over to the toddler group so you are free to stay until 2pm and enjoy the courtyard gardens, and soft play area.

The cost is $2 for the first child and $1 each for any extra children. There is no need to book but it'd great if you let us know you plan to come along.

2 June, 2024 @ 4:30 PM


This is an open invitation to all, with a focus on engaging youth and young adults in our local community.

Come along for a time of meaningful worship, relevant teaching from God's word for life today and to have some fun and connection afterwards.

4:30pm on a fortnightly basis.

14 June, 2024 @ 6:30 PM

Hope Cup Launch 2024

This year's Hope Cup Launch is on the 14th of June at 6:30pm at the Gawler and Barossa Jockey Club.

We have two special guests this year:

Darcie is currently an Australian Test, ODI and T20 cricketer but also plays for the Adelaide Strikers. She is a feared fast bowler and is just at the start of what will no doubt be an illustrious career.

Henry is a former Zimbabwean Test and ODI cricketer. Excelling as a fast bowler his career came to an abrupt end when he protested against the political regime in Zimbabwe and was exiled from the country. He has also taken part in ‘The Voice’ progressing through to the battle stages.

Tickets are available from the Hope Cup Launch Sponsor and can be purchased on Eventbrite. Follow this link to purchase tickets.