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Churches in Australia

Churches in Australia

Churches in Australia: Christianity was first introduced to Australia in the late 1700s when European settlers arrived, bringing with them their various denominations. By the 1840s, Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregationalist, Lutheran and Baptist churches had all been established. The outset of the 20th century saw 96 percent of Australia’s population self-identifying as “Christian”; 70 percent of those were Protestant, 40 percent of whom ascribed to Anglicanism.

The following is a list of Australia’s largest churches by regular attendance provides both regular attendance and formal membership, from recent records of the largest churches at particular locations around Australia.

1. Hillsong Church

Category: Churches in Australia

Hillsong Church is a Pentecostal megachurch in Sydney, New South Wales, which is affiliated with Australian Christian Churches, the Australian branch of the Assemblies of God. The church was founded in 1983, originally called Hills Christian Life Centre in Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, by Brian Houston and his wife Bobbie. The Church is also known for its bands, like Hillsong Worship, Hillsong United and Hillsong Young & Free.

According to the church, over 100,000 people attend services each week at the church or one of its 80 affiliated churches located worldwide (37,384 in Australia).

For more information please visit: hillsong.com

2. Planetshakers City Church

Category: Churches in Australia

Planetshakers is an evangelical Christian Pentecostal megachurch adult and youth movement in Melbourne, Australia. It is also the name of the church band with a number of album releases.

For more information please visit: planetshakers.com/australia/melbourne-city

3. Crossway Baptist Church

Category: Churches in Australia

Crossway Baptist Church (previously Blackburn Baptist Church) is one of Australia’s largest Baptist churches and is located in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Overall attendance for 2016 was 6,675 (measured by average weekly physical and online attendance of all events including year-on-year inclusion of Easter and Christmas period attendances). Crossway provides a wide range of religious activities and community support services throughout the week.

For more information please visit: crossway.org.au

4. Citipointe Church

Category: Churches in Australia

Citipointe Church, formerly known as Christian Outreach Centre Mansfield, is a Pentecostal Christian church founded in 1974. It is the founding church of the Christian Outreach Centre movement. The founding campus is located in the Brisbane suburb of Mansfield, in Australia.

For more information please visit: citipointechurch.com

5. Enjoy Church

Category: Churches in Australia

The Enjoy Church journey began on 27 September 1998 when Shane and Georgie became the new Pastors of Keilor AOG. As the church consistently grew, they found God lifting their vision from the local suburb to the greater western area. To reflect this, they changed the church’s name from Keilor AOG to Brimbank Christian Church.

For more information please visit: enjoy.church

6. C3 Church Sydney

Category: Churches in Australia

C3 Church Sydney movement is committed to healthy relationships and connection between ministers and churches. As an international family, C3 Church Sydney members are able to walk into any of C3 Churches around the world and know they’re home.

For more information please visit: c3churchglobal.com

7. Paradise Community Church

Category: Churches in Australia

The Paradise Community Church is the largest Assemblies of God church in Australia, with a weekly attendance of around 5,000. It is located in the suburb of Paradise, South Australia. The senior pastors are Ashley Evans, a director of Assemblies of God Australia and his wife, Jane.

For more information please visit: paradisechurch.com

8. CityLife Church

Category: Churches in Australia

CityLife Church is a multi-site, Pentecostal megachurch located in Melbourne, Australia, with weekly services in the municipalities of Knox, Casey, Manningham and Whittlesea. Weekly services are also held in Mandarin and Cantonese at the Knox site. CityLife is the largest church in Melbourne and second-largest in Australia. It has a strong emphasis on gathering in small groups called life groups. Its leadership team is headed by Senior Minister, Andrew Hill.

For more information please visit: citylife.church

9. Inspire Church

Category: Churches in Australia

Inspire Church is a Pentecostal Christian church affiliated with Australian Christian Churches, the Assemblies of God in Australia. It is located in Hoxton Park, a South-Western suburb of Sydney, Australia and holds three services, 9:00am, 10:45am and a 6:00pm service. The main building consists of an auditorium which can seat approximately 1,000 people. The church also has a chapel, cafeteria and a gymnasium and is attended by over 2,000 people each week. The senior pastors are John and Carol McMartin.

For more information please visit: inspirechurch.com

10. Shirelive Church

Category: Churches in Australia

Shirelive Church is a Pentecostal Christian church affiliated with Australian Christian Churches, the Australian branch of the Assemblies of God denomination. The church’s main campus is located in the commercial district of Sutherland, a southern suburb of Sydney, Australia, in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire. The senior pastors are Brad & Alison Bonhomme, who on 20 October 2013 were passed the leadership from Pastors Michael and Valery Murphy, who had led since 1996.

For more information please visit: shirelive.com

Other Churches in Australia

  1. Edge Church Report Abuse
  2. Bayside Church
  3. Northside Christian Church
  4. Kings Christian Church
  5. Careforce Church
  6. City Church
  7. Riverview Church
  8. Christian City Church, Bridgeman Downs
  9. Bridge Church (Richmond AOG)

Australian Christian Churches

Australian Christian Churches (ACC), formerly known as Assemblies of God in Australia (AOG), is a Pentecostal Christian denomination and the Australian branch of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world. With over 225,000 adherents, it is the largest Pentecostal denomination in Australia and is the fifth most attended denomination after the Catholic, Anglican, Uniting and Baptist churches. There are over 1,100 churches in Australian Christian Churches across Australia.

Pentecostal Churches in Australia

  1. Philadelphia Romanian Pentecostal Church
  2. The House Of Prayer
  3. United Pentecostal Church of Caroline Springs
  4. El Shaddai Jesus is Alive Ministries Australia
  5. Potter’s House Christian Fellowship Burnside Church
  6. Betania Romanian Apostolic Pentecostal Church
  7. Bayside Church
  8. Bridge Church
  9. Citipointe Church
  10. CityLife Church
  11. Hillsong Brisbane Campus
  12. Hillsong Church
  13. Inspire Church
  14. Kings Christian Church
  15. Melbourne Life Christian Church
  16. Paradise Community Church
  17. Planetshakers
  18. Potter’s House
  19. Shirelive Church
  20. Youth Alive

Catholic Churches in Australia

Cathedrals

  1. Cathedral of St Stephen, Brisbane
  2. Holy Name Cathedral, Brisbane
  3. Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo
  4. St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Adelaide
  5. St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Wollongong
  6. St John’s Pro-Cathedral
  7. St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth
  8. St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney
  9. St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne
  10. St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta

Basilicas

  • Our Lady of Victories Basilica, Camberwell
  • St Mary of the Angels Basilica, Geelong
  • St Patrick’s Basilica, Fremantle

Other churches

  1. First St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Warwick
  2. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Randwick
  3. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Thursday Island
  4. St Brigid’s Church, Perth
  5. St Mary Star of the Sea, West Melbourne
  6. St Francis Catholic Church (Melbourne)
  7. St Thomas Aquinas Church (Springwood, New South Wales)
  8. Sacred Heart Church St Kilda


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