St John’s Anglican Church Newcastle

Welcome to the oldest church in Newcastle, St John’s Anglican Church, in Cooks Hill. We are situated right next door to Newcastle’s Darby Street precinct and – despite our advanced age – we are still very much alive and thriving! We are the spiritual home for a growing and vibrant community of people drawn from all across Newcastle NSW, and from all ages and walks of life. We seek to be a church Newcastle finds open and welcoming. 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. St John’s is a church much desired for weddings due to its gorgeous sandstone look 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. Whoever you are, you have a place at St John’s. Come and join our community in worship today!

Parenting Teens Course

Love your Teens? Want to support them better? Join the Parenting Teenagers Course, Sunday afternoons in November.
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Christmas 2015

Join us for our Christmas carols and worship services.
Christmas 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.