Who We Are

Christ Church Hawthorn is a community of believers in Christ that meet regularly in the Hawthorn area.

We’re a parish of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne and evangelical, which means the Bible and the gospel of Christ is taken seriously. Founded in 1853, we’re the oldest Christian church in Melbourne on the southern/eastern side of the Yarra River.


Each Sunday, we meet for the purpose of building one another up to maturity in Jesus Christ through:

  • Singing praises to God with thanksgiving in our hearts for His grace to us in Jesus Christ;

  • Bringing our concerns to God in corporate prayer, knowing His love for us and the world;

  • Hearing and reflecting on God's Word through clear biblical teaching and praying for His Holy Spirit to renew our minds and transform our lives by that powerful Word;

  • Getting to know one another and seeking to care for, encourage and stir up one another to wise and godly living.