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.
emailed to the parish Wednesday 29 June 2016 Tuesday evening was the final night of ‘Alpha’ and the conclusion of a great time of learning, discussion and community. Most nights we had 20-25 people attending and it was so good to be able to get to know...read more
emailed to the parish Wednesday 22 June 2016 It’s great to be able to share good news and I just wanted to let you know what a great time we had at the Alpha Away-day last Saturday. We used the beautiful church hall at Morpeth for the day (with its wonderful...read more
emailed to the parish Wednesday 15 June 2016 I hope that you’ve had a good week and, if you are working, had a refreshing break on Monday for the public holiday. I spent Tuesday this week at a training day for clergy and church staff looking at how we should...read more
emailed to the parish Friday 10 June 2016 Well, the rain come with a vengeance this last weekend! This week was the ninth anniversary of the Pasha Bulker storm and last Sunday I spoke about the power of the storms around us changing the course of ships and even our...read more
emailed to the parish Tuesday 31 May 2016 What a great day of worship last Sunday at St John’s! Admittedly, it was the first weekend that the cold weather really hit us, and we had to have the heaters on to chase the chill away, but I was encouraged by warmth of...read more
emailed to the parish Wednesday 25 May 2016 Last Sunday was ‘Trinity Sunday’ in our church and I spoke about the concept of where we can find peace in our lives through connecting with God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Interestingly, the same themes came...read more