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.
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
Last Sunday, our Bible reading about Jesus was how he taught for us to use our posessions wisely, and how we need to be rich in God’s sight. One Bible translation uses these words: be “rich in the things that are important to God”. As I said in my...read more
Hope you are having a great week. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday! Blessings, Murray This bulletin was emailed to members of the parish on Thursday 28 July 2016 – if you would like to join the Weekly Bulletin email list, please call the church office on...read more
emailed to the parish Tuesday 19 July 2016 Well, the school holiday program is over and I’ve heard so many reports of how much kids and families enjoyed the sessions. Thanks to our Kids and Youth Minister, Rob Woolfrey, who organised the week. Thanks to the...read more
emailed to the parish Wednesday 13 July 2016 I’m writing this on a blustery winter’s day and it looks like the forecast is for the wind to stay strong for the rest of the week. As mentioned below, this is a good time to think of the lives of the seafarers...read more