Building bridges to a better community

Merewether Uniting Church is an inner-city faith community in Newcastle NSW, valuing the insights of Progressive Christianity, creating inclusive communities of justice, welcome and belonging.

We gather each Sunday at 9am, sharing stories, songs, contemporary and Biblical readings with discussion and creative activities. This is a time of encouragement, exploration, connecting our identity as followers of Jesus with the realities of everyday life. Children are always welcome and included. More about our Sunday Service.

We are a compassionate community, diverse in our theology, views and opinions, welcoming people of all ages, racial backgrounds, married, divorced, single and diverse gender identities. 

We offer a spiritual home for whoever may join us, wherever you are on your spiritual journey. We welcome people visiting once, semi regularly and people looking for community. 

We encourage discussion of 21st Century questions about life and meaning, respecting and recognising we are all in different places on the journey of life.

Merewether Uniting coordinates the Community Activities Centre Merewether with its vibrant groups of volunteers and members of Merewether All-Sorts and The Community Kitchen Merewether

We are followers of the way of life Jesus taught and lived. Our values include community, service, participation of all people, welcoming diversity, and a commitment to social justice and peace.

Weddings, baptisms and funerals can be planned by contacting our minister Rev. Jennifer Burns.

Our Vision

Our vision, as followers of the Way of Jesus, is to live and work towards creating one just world for all people. We understand this to be living towards God’s dream for all people and all creation. 

Please watch this video and listen for ideas on how we might each live towards a more equitable world for all.

Dream God’s Dream by Bryan Sirchio

Annual Events

Please follow us on facebook for our latest news and events. You can also read our church newsletters here.

Crowd at fundraiser concert

Annual Fundraiser

An annual fundraiser is held for Community Activities Centre Merewether. In 2018 this was an afternoon concert with Rachel Collis, singer/songwriter with folk, rock and cabaret influences with support artist Strato Anagnostis playing classical guitar.

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Easter at dawn. Cross on the beach with sunrise behind.

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at Merewether Beach

An ecumenical service is held at Merewether Beach near the baths each Easter Sunday morning. Leadership of the service is shared by local Anglican, Catholic, Presbyterian and Uniting Churches. The time of the service is advertised each year in local papers, in a local letterbox drop and on this website.

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Group gathered for Christmas carols in the park

Christmas Carols in the Park

The first Christmas carols in the park behind Merewether Uniting was held in 2015. This has become an annual event on the first Sunday in December with Adamstown and New Lambton Uniting Churches joining Merewether Uniting in co-hosting this community event. This event has quickly grown to over 100 people gathering to picnic, sing, share

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