2018 Easter Church Services times at St John’s Newcastle

Welcome to Easter at St John’s Anglican Church, Newcastle!

Surrounded by chocolate eggs and hot-cross buns, Easter is a great time to celebrate with friends and family! Yet it is also a time for reflection, an opportunity to think through what those eggs and buns symbolise and whether Easter has more meaning for us than what the supermarkets can sell us. The community at St John’s Newcastle joins together at Easter to remember the death of Jesus Christ and his resurrection, and to consider what this means for us both as individuals and as a community. Whether you’re a local or simply enjoying the holidays here in Newcastle, we warmly invite you to be part of our church family this weekend.

2018 times of Easter church services in Newcastle NSW


Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday), Tuesday 13 February 2018

7pm – Prepare for the start of the Easter season with a pancake supper in the church hall. At the end of supper we will prepare the ashes for our Ash Wednesday services – St John’s Anglican Church Hall, 109 Darby St, Cooks Hill NSW 2300


Ash Wednesday, 14 February 2018

9.30am – Ash Wednesday Service with “Imposition of Ashes” – St John’s Anglican Church, Newcastle

6:30pm –Ash Wednesday Service with “Imposition of Ashes” – St John’s Anglican Church, Newcastle


Extra services – Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Lent

In Lent (5 February to 29 March 2018) we are offering additional Easter Church services on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

On Tuesday mornings at 9.30 we offer Morning Prayer.

On Wednesdays at 6.30pm we offer Holy Communion. All services are in the chapel and all are welcome to attend. 


Palm Sunday, 25 March 2018

The Sunday before Easter is a favourite for families, especially at our 9am service where we have a joyful Palm Procession into church to remember Jesus being welcomed into Jerusalem by people who laid palm branches at the feet of the donkey he was riding on. But as well as the celebration, in the services there is a dramatised retelling of what Jesus endured in that fateful week.

9am – Traditional Palm Sunday celebration service with children’s procession and Holy Communion

10:45 – Contemporary Worship

5pm – Family Service


Holy Week – Monday 26 March to Maundy Thursday, 29 March 2018

Holy Week is the name for the week between Palm Sunday and Good Friday. Each evening in Holy Week, we will celebrate a Communion service at 6.30pm. This will conclude with a service at 6.30pm on Maundy Thursday, the final night before his suffering when Jesus shared a special meal with his friends and taught the supreme importance of love in the way that we live.

6.30pm – A quiet time of reflective worship with Holy Communion – St John’s Anglican Church, Newcastle


Good Friday, 30 March 2018

On Good Friday, we remember the great sacrifice that Jesus made for us. Today we offer two services, each with a difference from our normal worship: a dramatic 9am service and 10.45am service where kids and families can interactively explore the meaning of Easter.

9am – Church service: Good Friday Service

10:45am – Interactive session: Children and Families Exploration of Easter


Easter Saturday, 31 March 2018

In this service we break the gloom and sadness by lighting a fire as a symbol of darkness being broken and as a sign of new hope.

7.30pm – Reflective Service ‘Lighting the Easter Fire’


Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018

Join us for the joy and celebration of Easter Day, perfect for young and old. All are very welcome to join us for this day of celebration!

9am – Traditional Easter Celebration Service with Holy Communion

10:45 – Contemporary Worship

5pm – Messy Church interactive session


You are welcome to join us

On behalf of the St John’s community, we wish you a very happy and holy Easter, and welcome you to our Easter Church Services! Find out more about our regular weekly worship here.