St. John's Uniting Church Wahroonga
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Sunday Mornings

On Sunday mornings we meet at 9:30am for worship. All ages join together for the start, and then we divide into two: Godly Play for kids aged around 3-11, and a more traditional worship service for the adults. Communion is celebrated on the third Sunday of the month, and everyone, of all ages, is welcomed. After the service each Sunday we invite everyone to join us for morning tea and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Everyone is welcome at all of our services. If you’d like to know more, please feel free to contact our minister, Chris, on 0402 012 418 or

Sermon podcasts

Can't make it to Church on Sunday? Want to listen to the sermon again? Interested in what we have to say? Most of our Sunday morning sermons are recorded and podcast...

The God we don’t want

Jonah 3:1-4:11 | Matthew 20:1-16
I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again – I have this sort of love-hate relationship with the Jonah story. The problem with Jonah is that the moment you say the name, everyone with any sort of Sunday School background immediately pictures a whale.…

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Insights and Struggles

Listen!Psalm 149 | Romans 13:8-10
It’s a common complaint – and one with a certain amount of validity to it – that Paul, in the writing of his letters, ended up making the gospel, Jesus’ teaching about the Kingdom of God more complicated, less inclusive, more rule-bound, than Jesus ever intended it to be.…

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Life and Death

Exodus 3:1-10 | Matthew 16:21-26
Last week we talked about the way that Jesus seemed to hold back from using, or even allowing to be used, the title Messiah until a very late point in his ministry; it’s certainly a striking feature of the gospels, that Jesus tells his disciples not to tell anyone who he is.…

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On Rock

Matthew 16:13-18 | Romans 12:4-8
It’s a deeply held truth in the Goringe household – and I know that we are not alone in this – that when a man becomes a father, he loses all ability to judge the quality of a joke, and, indeed, is imbued with a deep and profound ability to make extremely bad jokes.…

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