St John’s Anglican Church Newcastle


Welcome to St John’s Anglican Church in Newcastle’s leafy suburb of Cooks Hill.

We’re a vibrant Christian community who have been a part of the fabric of Newcastle since the church was consecrated in 1860. 

We’d love you to join us in 2023!

In addition to our worship services, St Johns also provides many opportunities to be a part of our community through our network of small groups, which include meditation, prayer and study groups. We also have a playgroup for toddlers, an eco-care team, and a youth and children’s ministry. 

Sunday Worship in 2024

9.30am: Traditional Holy Communion service for all ages (in person and streamed via Facebook), followed by morning tea.

5.00pm:  Alive@Five contemporary family service (in the hall), followed by supper. A shared meal follows the service on the first Sunday of the month.  

Livestream: Our 9:30am service is live-streamed to our Facebook page each week for those unable to join us in person.

The church is located at the corner of Darby, Parry & Dawson Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300.

NAIDOC Week Campfire Service

On Sunday 14th July, St John’s will be holding an outdoor fire pit sunset service to celebrate NAIDOC week.

Auntie Donna Meehan and others will share the wonder, richness and depth of Indigenous culture.

Bring a camp chair, rug, beanie, etc. Supper will be provided.


Contact for more information.

What is St Johns all about?

St John’s, Cooks Hill is the spiritual home for a growing 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.

Would you like more options? Try one of our other inner city Anglican churches! Christ Church CathedralSt Peter’s HamiltonSt Augustine’s Merewether, and St John’s Cooks Hill operate in cooperation as a hub of sister churches, and between them offer a wider range of services and activities.