Services

Each week we have something different on offer. Worship is led by our retired ministers, Rev. Richard Keyworth and Rev. John Sutton, and by lay members of the congregation. Special festivals are celebrated for Harvest, Easter, New Church Day, and Christmas. These take precedence over the schedule below and are advertised in our newsletter and in the Church front window.

Week One: At 10am on the first Sunday of each month we have a traditional worship service including a sermon and singing. Children are included for the first part of the service then move to the hall where they have their own lessons and activities. Holy Supper, or communion, is offered every second month, as part of the service, for anyone wishing to participate. Morning tea is then held in the hall afterwards, giving people an opportunity to socialise.

Week Two: The second Sunday of the month is an hour-long session, beginning at 10am, for sharing Bible readings or other spiritual readings which have come alive for us during the previous month. These sessions are not suitable for children. A social morning tea is provided afterwards.

Week Three: Join us for our traditional 10am Sunday morning worship on the third Sunday of the month. Children stay in church for a short part of the service then move to the hall for Sunday School, where a social morning tea is held after worship.

Week Four: A discussion group exploring concepts of Charity and being a charitable person meets on the fourth Sunday of each month at 10am. These sessions are not suitable for children and morning tea is not provided afterwards.

Week Five: When there is a fifth Sunday in the month worship is held informally in homes usually with a pre-arranged theme so people can contribute meaningful prayers, songs, and Bible verses related to the theme. Please contact the for more information about upcoming Home church services.


Children's Ministry: Sunday School is offered during weeks one and three each month, except during school holidays. Children learn about Bible stories and often participate in festival celebrations. Teachers are parents and church volunteers who have been police vetted.


Spiritual Growth: Bible study, doctrinal study, spiritual growth or other development courses are available by request. Contact or for more details.

Currently running:

There are no courses on offer at the moment. Please contact to enquire about future courses.

Logopraxis: "To apply the Word to life"

How it works:

The spiritual texts that form the basis for Logopraxis are those that make up the doctrines for the New Christian Church. These are regarded as living and vital, and because they are drawn from the Sacred Scriptures they are, in effect, the Divine with us in the form of truths or spiritual teachings. One of the implications of this is that the text itself becomes the transforming agent as readers engage with it with a view to applying its teaching to the life of their mind. It is the means by which the Divine creates the possibility for people to be brought into a relationship with itself through truths that teach what love truly is.

Logopraxis is best practised with others in a small group where it forms the basis for a new way of being a spiritual community. It begins with a set reading. The focus text of the Word is broken down into a set number of readings, with each reading forming a session. Participants work through each reading over a four week cycle journaling their insights and reflections by moving through the following steps.

Step 1 Impressions: The cycle begins with reading the set reading for the period right through, preferably in a single sitting. Participants read with attention being sensitive to, and noting what 'reaches out' to them from the text. They return to these sections of the text in Step 2. When the reading is completed initial impressions are noted down in a journal. Participants then sit with their impressions for a day or so contemplating them before moving onto Step 2.

Step 2 Selection: Here the portions of the text that were marked in Step 1 are returned to. These are read meditatively and a specific portion that has significance is selected from which a spiritual principal can be drawn to serve as the basis for spiritual work over the rest of the cycle.

Step 3 Task: Once a principal to guide the focus of work has been selected then the third step involves creating a task that can be used on a daily basis to test and illustrate the operation of the principle in a person's life.

Step 4 Applications: Participants journal a summary of current life events, noting situations or relationships that are particularly challenging. Thought is given to how the portion of the text selected might be applied to the view/approach/response in the life events identified.

Step 5 Implementation: For the remaining period participants try to be aware of their task throughout each day. Time is given each day to journal findings, insights and reflections.

Step 6 Submission: At the end of the session cycle a short summary for the session's work is made highlighting what has been learned over the period of the session. This forms a basis for a person's submission to the rest of their group.


Swedenborg Centre for Spiritual Development: Promotes awareness of the religious Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, the basis for New Church doctrine, and associated literature. Bookstore and library open on Sundays after church.