Mother’s Day @ The Growing Place

“Children, do what your parents tell you. This is only right. “Honor your father and mother” is the first commandment that has a promise attached to it, namely, “so you will live well and have a long life.” – Ephesians 6:1-3 Parents are a gift God gives us. Today the children reflected on what it means to honour and respect their parents through their attitudes and actions.… Read More... Read More

Curious about faith?

Ever wondered about Jesus? Ever curious if faith can makes sense of your life? Interested in whether God and church are related? The Growing Place @ St John’s invites you to a series of Sunday afternoons to explore the Christian faith and its meaning in the 21st century. There are no strings attached.… Read More... Read More


dryIsaiah 55:1-9 | Psalm 63:1-8 Listen! For the first Sunday in Lent, a few weeks ago, the Growing Place congregation did a “water walk”. A water walk is a way of reflecting on the importance of water in our world, the great good fortune that we have to live in a country in which clean drinking water is – quite literally – on tap, and to show solidarity with our sisters and brothers (mostly sisters, since this is a job that in much of the world falls to women and girls)... Read More

Growing bush

This Sunday @ The Growing Place, we're going to do a little bushwalking and then have our time of sharing in the National Park. It's a great opportunity to reflect on God's creation and enjoy a bit of the great outdoors. We're meeting at the start of the Gibberagong Track, at the north end of Grosvenor St, North Wahroonga. Park anywhere on the street. Click here for link to map. Pack a picnic dinner for your kids and bring along some wine and nibbles for the grown ups. Please wear comfy shoes and bring a picnic rug. We know everyone has young kids, so we'll only walk a very short way and then find a clearing to sit together. As it is the last TGP that the Inkson family will attend, we will also be farewelling them in prayer. If you have an anecdote or a story about the Inksons which you'd like to share, please come prepared to do so! :) (Wet weather plan is to meet at the church, so please check your emails in the afternoon if it looks like rain). Please let us know whether to expect you so we can wait for you at the start of the track. Read More