St John’s Anglican Church Newcastle

Interior of St John's Anglican Church, Cooks Hill, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Welcome to St John’s Anglican Church in Newcastle’s leafy suburb of Cooks Hill. We are situated right next door to the Darby Street precinct and – despite being the oldest church in Newcastle – we are still very much alive and thriving!

What is St John’s all about?

St John’s, Cooks Hill is the spiritual home for a growing and vibrant community of people drawn from all across Newcastle NSW. We are from all ages and walks of life. We have in common a desire to be disciples of Jesus Christ. We want to learn more about him, we want to trust his way of living more and more. Because of this, we seek to be a church Newcastle finds open and welcoming.

What happens at St John’s?

Our three Sunday services offer traditional, informal and modern worship. Church isn’t just on a Sunday… throughout the week we meet for playgroup, youth groups, Bible studies, surfing, football and social catch-ups. Through these things we want to build a community in the way that Jesus Christ wants us to live. St John’s is a very popular church for weddings, with its gorgeous sandstone look, beautiful red carpet, and impressive timber beams. But it’s not just a beautiful Newcastle church to worship in – it’s also a great place to belong and be part of a community.

Find out more

Whoever you are, you have a place at St John’s. Find out more about joining our community today. A great way to do this is to join us for worship. Find out more about details of our regular worship. Alternatively, get in contact with one of our church ministers.

Family Spirituality

Read some ideas from our Youth Minister, Rob Woolfrey, for practical hints and tips on how to develop spirituality in your own household
Practical ideas for family spirituality

Easter 2016

Join us for our Easter services this year.
Easter services

We want our church to make a difference in Newcastle

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.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to draw closer to God and reach further into Newcastle and the world around us, showing God’s love by what we do and what we say. We aim to be a Christian community that engages, surprises and challenges people with the love, grace and peace of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that through God’s love, shown in word, ministry and action, people will be drawn into relationship with God and with each other. We expect that – through this relationship with God – people will be challenged to bring hope and work for justice in Newcastle and around our world.


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