Charlestown Presbyterian

Gospel Truth    God’s Love    Real change

We are a community of people who, having been transformed by God’s grace, are seeking to build a community of hope in the Lake Macquarie region. We do this through speaking the truth about Jesus in a loving manner.

Our Story

We’re a local Presbyterian Church where the Gospel of Jesus is taught and expressed in a loving community leading to real change.

We provide a stable, welcoming and caring community that teaches God’s word faithfully, with practical application.

We seek to point others to the life changing hope found in a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

We’re a Church where Gospel truth and God’s love leads to real change. Our reformed evangelical faith helps us to see that real change is possible as God works through the power of His word and through his Spirit led people.

What we believe

Theologically we are a Reformed, Evangelical, Missional church.

Our core beliefs are:

Holy Scripture

We believe in the divine inspiration and infallibility of Holy Scripture and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

Holy Trinity

We believe there is one God in whom there are three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus is Lord

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternally existing, only begotten Son of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.

People are subject to God's judgement

We believe all people are sinful by nature since the Fall and are thereby justly subject to the judgement of God.


We believe that salvation from the penalty of sin is found only through the substitutionary atoning death of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his one true sacrifice that we can have forgiveness of sin and receive the gift of eternal life.

The Resurrection

We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Holy Spirit

We believe it is the Holy Spirit who convicts people of sin and brings them to faith and repentance. Only through the work of the Holy Spirit is the believer able to live a holy life that is pleasing to God.

One Church

We believe in the one holy universal church, the body of Christ, to which all true believers belong.

Jesus will return

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ will return in person and that he will then bring the full consummation of the Kingdom of God.

These 9 statements are a summary of Evangelical or Biblical Christianity.

The official statement of faith for the Presbyterian Church of Australia is the Westminster Confession of Faith which presents these truths in a more detailed form.

What we do

At the heart of we what we
do are four key activities

Worship the Lord

This is done each week in a traditional way at Swansea at 8am, in a contemporary manner at Charlestown at 9am and 10.30am, and a more youth oriented service is held at Charlestown at 6pm. Why not join us at one of these three worship services?

Teach the Word

During the week we run 10 home groups. These are either, weekly or fortnightly, during the day or during the evening, for men, women or mixed or are at Wallsend, Charlestown, Eleebana or at Swansea. You will be sure to find one that will fit your needs.

Serve those in Need

To help us put into practice the lessons we learn from God’s word we seek to serve the community that God has placed us through teaching SRE in Schools, helping those with disabilities through the Crossroads ministry, providing food and practical help for those in trouble and in particular helping those in the North West of NSW cope with the current debilitating drought.

Reach the World

We want the whole world to know about the good news of Jesus and we do that by partnering with four missionary families that work in Africa, and Asia. We run a yearly mission to two communities in Vanuatu giving physical, relational and practical help and support and through our members we support a large number of children through Compassion.

Website with thanks to Simon Wright