Welcome to St John’s Church, Newcastle

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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, and from all ages and walks of life. 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 place to worship – 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!

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.

Upcoming at St John’s

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Sunday 30 August 2015

9:00 am

Traditional Communion (Leader & Speaker: Murray Woolnough - 02 4927 5399)
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

10:45 am

Informal Communion (Leader & Speaker: Murray Woolnough - 02 4927 5399)
An Anglican service of Communion, but done in a relaxed style. Space to think and reflect, and a great place to build friendships.
St John’s Anglican Church, cnr Darby and Parry Streets

12:30 pm

Baptism of Ava Bower (Ken Youman)

12:30 pm

Baptism of Jodeci Elers (Ken Youman)

5:00 pm

Informal Communion with Kids' Church (Leader & Speaker: Murray Woolnough - 02 4927 5399)
This is a great place to enjoy a modern informal worship service - a place to be challenged by the Scriptures, sing with all your heart, and grow in a cool mix of people from around Newcastle. Kids and youth have separate times to learn with others their age at a level that is right for them.
St John’s Anglican Church, cnr Darby and Parry Streets

Monday 31 August 2015

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.

Tuesday 1 September 2015

7:30 pm

Women's Group (5pm service) homegroup (Nicki Stuart)

Wednesday 2 September 2015

10:00 am

St John's Playgroup (Fiona Dyet - 0422 099 264)
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

7:00 pm

Cooks Hill Bible study group (Ken Youman - 02 4925 3110)
Join a group that studies the Scriptures and how they shape all aspects of life.
St John’s Church Hall, cnr Parry and Dawson Streets

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.

Thursday 3 September 2015

10:30 am

Informal Communion (Ken Youman - 02 4925 3110)
An Anglican service of Communion, but done in a relaxed style. Space to think and reflect, and a great place to build friendships.
St John’s Anglican Church, cnr Darby and Parry Streets

4:00 pm

Confirmation Group (Rob Woolfrey - 0425 278 063)
Join a group exploring the Christian faith in preparation for Confirmations on Sunday 20 September 2015
St John’s Church Hall, cnr Parry and Dawson Streets

Friday 4 September 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 high-school-aged youth. Come and enjoy the chat, food, and a great Bible discussion.
St John’s Church Hall, cnr Parry and Dawson Streets

7:00 pm

High School Youth Group (Rob Woolfrey - 0425 278 063)
An evening of fun and learning for high-school-aged youth. Come and enjoy the chat, food, and a great Bible discussion.
St John’s Church Hall, cnr Parry and Dawson Streets
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