The starting point has to be Jesus. He is the only reason for our church. He is the source of our life and the head of our community. Our purpose is to grow disciples of Jesus who will glorify God by their love and service and engage Parramatta and the world with the message of Jesus’ resurrection.
St. John’s Cathedral situated in the very heart of Parramatta. We are a community for the people of Parramatta as well as many who live beyond. As Parramatta is a city of many languages and cultures so is St. John’s. We have 10 congregations that meet in four different languages: English, Persian (Farsi), Mandarin and Cantonese. A new generation of English speaking disciples is growing from these mixed ethnic backgrounds. They are quickly taking up roles of service and leadership.
We believe disciples are made from age zero! Children have their own Kid’s Church. When they reach high school they graduate into Engage – a Sunday morning congregation and fellowship just for youth. At the end of high school these young adults graduate into one of our English speaking congregations and enjoy the support of a tertiary age or young workers group.
Each of our Sunday meetings have their own unique style and flavour, from the traditional Anglican 8am congregation to the contemporary 5pm congregation. Have a look on the Sunday Meetings tab to find out more.
We would love to welcome you. Please join us and collect a Welcome Card on the way in.
Parking: On Sundays there is FREE 4 hour parking available at the City Centre Carpark. The official address if you’re plugging it into your GPS is 71 George Street, Parramatta. The entrance is via Horwood Place and it’s a 2 minute walk to St. John’s. There is limited parking onsite for those with RMS Mobility Impaired permits. Parking meters around Parramatta are switched off on Sundays so early birds won’t have any difficulty. On Sunday evenings you’ll find parking around the church.