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.

Community Central

A Community Group is a small group of people who gather together to study the Bible, pray, encourage one another and do ministry together. At St John's our collection of groups is called "Community Central", and we all meet every second Tuesday evening.

Our next Community Central is on Tuesday 31st March, at 6:30 pm.

Messy Church

On the first Sunday of every month we have Messy Church at 9:30 am in the church hall. It is a form of church for all ages, for people at any stage of their faith journey, that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. Click here to see just how messy it can get.

Our next Messy Church is on Sunday 5th April, at 9:30 am.

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.