About Us

range_plus_wayne2Compassion Candles is a mission project of Proserpine Whitsunday Uniting Church.  Our sole objective is to sponsor children living in extreme poverty.

So while Compassion Candles is an activity of our church, the church doesn’t keep any of the money generated. It all goes back into stock purchases and the sponsorship fund. All work is voluntary.


We do this by manufacturing and selling candles.  Production occurs in our own humble church hall.  Sales options are slowly spreading:

  • We sell candles ourselves
  • We sell our presentation candles via our distributors Russell Reynoldson (Forest Lake, Brisbane) and Peter Taubner (Childers).
  • Bloomin’ Whitsundays is adding our special candles and glass jar candles to their stock range
  • Total Weddings (Cannonvale) has added our wedding candle to their wedding package as an option


All of our production has been done by a small team of people in our church, led by our minister, Wayne.  Special mention to Keisha and Jemimah who were the heart of our production team for the first 3 years of Compassion Candles.