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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Sunday 1 February 2015
9:00 am
All-age Traditional Communion (Leader & Speaker: Murray Woolnough)
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)
OT: Deuteronomy 18.15-20
St John’s Anglican Church, cnr Darby and Parry Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia

5:00 pm
All-age Informal Communion with Kids’ Church (Leader & Speaker: Murray Woolnough)
OT: Deuteronomy 18.15-20
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)
St John’s Church Hall, cnr Parry and Dawson Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia


Monday 2 February 2015
4:00 pm
Meditation Listening Healing group (Ken Youman, Murray Woolnough)
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
New Lambton homegroup (David & Cathy Banney)
Join a group of people from across our Sunday congregations, sharing a great mix of social and serious discussion. Call 02 49275399 for more details.
, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia


Wednesday 4 February 2015
10:30 am
St John’s Playgroup (Church office – 02 4927 5399)
A relaxed and informal Playgroup where families can play, sing, do crafts and have fun together. Come along and feel welcome!
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 5 February 2015
10:30 am
Informal Communion (Ken Youman)
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 6 February 2015
5:00 pm
K.O.G youth group for School Years 3-6 (Rob Woolfrey – 0425 278 063)
An evening of fun and learning for kids in upper primary school. Come and enjoy the chat, games, and a great Bible discussion.
St John’s Church Hall, cnr Parry and Dawson Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia

7:00 pm
High School Youth Group (Rob Woolfrey – 0425 278 063)
An evening of fun and learning for kids in upper primary school. Come and enjoy the chat, games, and a great Bible discussion.
St John’s Church Hall, cnr Parry and Dawson Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia


Saturday 7 February 2015
2:45 pm
Wedding of Ryan Petro & Tessa Delaney (Murray Woolnough)

St John’s Anglican Church, cnr Darby and Parry Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia

3:00 pm
Lake Macquarie homegroup
Don’t let having small children make it hard to join a homegroup. Young families abound at this group, meeting in Eleebana!
, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 Australia