What we do

Small Boat Big Sea is a community of people who share a passion for life, creativity and justice. We seek to develop genuine Christian spirituality that connects deeply through place and space, beyond just Sundays. We do, however, meet weekly on Sunday afternoons at the William Street Studios in Manly, and hold a number of other events, gatherings and projects.

The Lounge

The Lounge is church stripped of its formality. We follow a simple liturgy:

  • Blessing
  • Eating (we share in a community meal, we bring food to share with everyone and visitors and guests eat freely)
  • Adoration towards God
  • Teaching
  • Sending (one of our regulars would share about what they do in a typical week, then we reflect to them the ways we see they image Jesus in what they do, and send them to continue to bless people).

The lounge is held every Sunday at 5:30pm, 3 William Street, Fairlight NSW.



DNA stands for “Discipleship, Nurture, Accountability”. Every person in our community is encouraged to join a DNA. These are groups of 2 to 5 people who meet regularly to talk, support and pray for each other.


People are encouraged to join DNA’s because the close relationships formed contribute to a lively faith in God and a fulfilling life. It is mainly through our relationships with others that we experience the practical outworking of our belief in God.


DNAs take on many forms: some meet in cafes, pubs, others in homes, and others on the beach. The groups aspire to be a place for honest discussion. They are a safe place where people can be supported and challenged.


DNAs are encouraged to use our Weekly Rythym to guide questions for accountability…

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Kids Ahoy

School aged children have their own special gathering. After sharing dinner with the big people, we venture up the stairs, to enjoy our own time of learning. We love the music, the games, the team work and the stories.