St John’s Anglican Church, Newcastle is a growing community located in the heart of the inner-city suburb of Cooks Hill.

We are a diverse community embracing different worship styles, engaging a broad demographic base, and attracting people from many different backgrounds.

We hope that what you find here enables you to catch a glimpse of what God is doing in our community and we invite you to come and experience first hand this amazing, active and vibrant community.


(02) 4927 5399


Cnr Parry & Darby Street
Cooks Hill, NSW 2300

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Our Mission & Vision


Our mission is to draw closer to God and reach further into Newcastle and around God's world through acts of Christian love and service.

We aim to be a Christian community that engages, surprises, challenges and confronts people with the love, grace and peace of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. We do not expect that people will come as pre-packaged, fully formed Christians but we do expect that through God’s love, shown in word, ministry and action, people will be drawn into relationship with God and with each other. Through this relationship with God we believe that people will be stirred to action: within their families, this church community, their local community and be challenged to bring hope and work for justice in Newcastle and around our world.

Our Vision

More than just a place to go on Sundays
More than just a church to get baptised in
More than just a wedding venue
Not just a pretty church...

Our vision is to continue to enable, through the love of God, a community that journeys towards maturity in Christ, reflecting their unique call to become active members in the body of Christ.

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Coming up at St John's


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Thursday 2 July 2015
10:30 am
Informal Communion (Ken Youman – 02 4925 3110)
An Anglican service of Communion, but done in a relaxed style. Space to think and reflect, and a great place to build friendships.
, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia


Friday 3 July 2015
5:00 pm
NO K.O.G youth group for school years 3-6 this week (School holidays)
K.O.G is off for the school break. See you soon.
St John’s Church Hall, cnr Parry and Dawson Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia

7:00 pm
NO High School Youth Group this week (School holidays)
High School Youth doesn’t happen in school holidays. Catch up with you when school is back.
St John’s Church Hall, cnr Parry and Dawson Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia


Saturday 4 July 2015
2:00 pm
Baptism of Charlotte Hughes (Murray Woolnough)

, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia


Sunday 5 July 2015
9:00 am
All-age Traditional Communion (no Sunday School in holidays) (Leader & Speaker: Murray Woolnough – 02 4927 5399)
Join us for a traditional Anglican service of Holy Communion. We usually have a mix of well-known hymns played on Newcastle’s oldest pipe organ, often accompanied by string players.
St John’s Anglican Church, cnr Darby and Parry Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia

10:45 am
Informal Communion (Leader & Speaker: Murray Woolnough – 02 4927 5399)
An Anglican service of Communion, but done in a relaxed style. Space to think and reflect, and a great place to build friendships.
St John’s Anglican Church, cnr Darby and Parry Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia

12:30 pm
Baptism of Monique Fordham (Murray Woolnough)

, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia

5:00 pm
All-age Informal Communion (no Kids’ Church in holidays) (Leader & Speaker: Murray Woolnough – 02 4927 5399)
This is a great place to enjoy a modern informal worship service – a place to be challenged by the Scriptures, sing with all your heart, and grow in a cool mix of people from around Newcastle.
St John’s Anglican Church, cnr Darby and Parry Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia

6:00 pm
Bring-and-share supper (Murray Woolnough – 02 4927 5399)
Members of our 5pm evening service are getting together this weekend to share dinner together – come and join us!
St John’s Church Hall, cnr Parry and Dawson Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia


Monday 6 July 2015
10:30 am
Women’s Guild monthly meeting (Jenny Walkom)
Join the women of the St John’s Guild for their monthly meeting. New members welcome.
St John’s Church Hall, cnr Parry and Dawson Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia

6:00 pm
Meditation Listening Healing group (Ken Youman – 02 4925 3110)
If you are seeking an opportunity of mindfulness in the presence of the Spirit, then come and join this series of guided meditations for healing and peace.
, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia

7:30 pm
NO New Lambton homegroup this week
, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia


Tuesday 7 July 2015
7:30 pm
Women’s Group (5pm service) homegroup (Nicki Stuart)
, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia


Wednesday 8 July 2015
10:00 am
NO St John’s Playgroup this week (School holidays)
Our playgroup is taking a break for school holidays this week but will be back soon!
St John’s Church Hall, cnr Parry and Dawson Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia

7:00 pm
NO Cooks Hill Bible study group this week
St John’s Church Hall, cnr Parry and Dawson Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia

7:30 pm
Macquarie Hills homegroup (Church Office – 02 4927 5399)
Made up of professionals in their twenties and thirties, this group meets for topical discussion of issues facing Christians – and the ministry of the wider church in today’s society.
, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia


Thursday 9 July 2015
10:30 am
Informal Communion (Ken Youman – 02 4925 3110)
An Anglican service of Communion, but done in a relaxed style. Space to think and reflect, and a great place to build friendships.
, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia