Pictures of St John's and Darlinghurst

St Johns Anglican Church Darlinghurst

St John's an Anglican Church serving Jesus for the people of East Sydney: Darlinghurst, Woolloomooloo, Potts Point, Rushcutter's Bay, Elizabeth Bay and Kings Cross. About 30,000 people live in this area with weekend visitors increasing this to over 100,000.

Within a short walk you move from the 3rd wealthiest to the 5th poorest localities in Sydney. The Cross is an entertainment area with major hotels catering for international tourists. People who come or visit this church include backpackers, sailors, the wealthy, the elderly and influential, the homeless and the marginalised people, and the emotionally damaged. In response to this we have a wide range of innovative ministries.

The church here is a diverse body of people united in God's love made known in Jesus' death. At St. John's our belief and discipleship in Jesus are reflected in a wide range of activities.


What's Happening at 6pm?


This Sunday 21st December we are having Nine Lessons and Carols at 7pm, so there is no 6pm service. And we also will not be meeting on Sunday 28 December.


During the Sundays in January we will be having Picnic Church! Bring a rug, and some food to share. We will meet on the grass outside of church, sing some praise and worship, and study the Bible. All on a beautiful balmy Sydney Summers evening, (we hope!)


Christmas Services at St John's


Sunday 21st December - 7:00 pm - Nine Lessons and Carols


Wednesday 24th December - 11:00 pm - Christmas Eve Communion


Thursday 25th December - 9:30 am - Christmas Day Communion


Taking Care of Business


We held our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 11th March, 2014. The results of the elections were:


Church Wardens: Chris Bertinshaw, Paul Campell-Allen, Andrew Wilkinson.
Parish Council: John Chandler, Monisha Ponnaiya, Elizabeth Warren, Tim Whiteway.
Parish Nominators: Jonathan Adams, Chris Bertinshaw, Barbara Campell-Allen, John Chandler, Sue Shannon-King.
Synod Representatives: John Chandler, Geoff Miles.


Focus of our Parish


Evangelical with a Bible based gospel focus and seeking to apply this focus to all aspects of life, including social justice issues.


Our Service Times


  • 11:00 am - Holy Communion
  • 6:00 pm - Evening Church
  • 9:30 am - MESSY Church - in the Church Hall on the 1st Sunday of each Month except January
  • 3:30 pm - Choral Evensong - 2nd Sunday of each Month except January, July and December

Our Rector Edward Vaughan


Picture of Ed Vaughan

Ed has been Rector of St John's since 2011. Click here for more information.


Assistant Minister Brad Kemister


Brad was previously Rector of Numurkah in rural Victoria. Brad is full time.