Carlingford Presbyterian Church's Associate Minister, Ben Ho grew up in a family that wasn’t Christian. At university, his friend invited him to read the Bible together, and Ben was amazed by God’s initiative and sacrifice in fixing Ben’s broken relationship with God, through Jesus’ death and resurrection. Since then, Ben’s been keen to have others come to appreciate God’s tenacious love in Jesus and to stand firm in it. Ben is married to Cherie, and God has entrusted them with three children: Joshua, Naomi and Timothy. Ben has a love / hate relationship with exercise, drinks neither tea nor coffee, and enjoys reading an engaging novel for relaxation.
When you come to CPC, you'll find a group of ordinary people from all walks of life. During church we read the Bible, pray, sing and hear a talk. We are excited about Jesus and being his people, and want to help each other live for Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Our services normally go for about an hour, and are quite casual. We welcome you to join in or just sit back and observe - it's up to you!
It's okay if you haven't been to church much before. We'll try to make it clear what's going on, and you won't need to say or do anything you don't want to. If you have questions on a Sunday, please feel free to ask them to the person leading the meeting or the preacher over morning tea in the hall after the meeting. Remember, we love to talk about Jesus so feel free to pepper us with your questions!
At all our meetings, we gather together because we are convinced that God has revealed Himself to us through the Bible and He continues to speak in the words of the Bible. With this Word of God, we teach and encourage each other to trust God to save us and make us like His dear son, Jesus. This means that during our meeting we read the Bible together and hear it preached, usually by our minister. We pray to God together and sing the truth about Jesus to each other.
Our meeting place is wheelchair accessible.
Our two Sunday services are held in the main school hall of Roselea Primary School:
10am: A warm, family gathering with people of all ages, with kids activities, followed by morning tea.
6pm: A casual and contemporary gathering. Join us for dinner at Carlingford Court after church on the first Sunday of each month.