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.
Well, here we are at the end of term three for 2016. Thank you to all who have worked so hard over the last few months. Thanks to Rob and everyone who works with youth and kids in our church. Thanks to all who volunteer in our services to support our public worship....read more
Last Sunday was a chance to reflect on our own responses to the Royal Commission and to think about if and how our faith has been affected by it. Certainly not the easiest things to talk about but I think that it is important not to hide away our feelings about things...read more
Last Sunday was Father’s Day and it was great to be able to celebrate with families at our all-age services. Thanks to everyone who was able to worship with us, and thanks to Rob Woolfrey who organised chocolates for the blokes of our church! The Bible readings...read more
As announced last week, we are looking forward to a service to mark the end of the Royal Commission sitting here in Newcastle. The service will be held next Wednesday, 7 September 2016 at 7.30pm. I really encourage all members of our church to be present for this...read more
I’m looking forward to being back with the St John’s community this Sunday. It was good to have time away last weekend, but it’s good to be back at an exciting time for St John’s. Over the last year or so, your parish council has been taking stock of how...read more
Many thanks to all the welcomers, musicians, readers, pray-ers, resfreshment providers, counters, servers, kids’ ministry volunteers… and everyone else who helped make Sunday such a wonderful time of worship across our services. We are so blessed to be part of a...read more