About Wentworthville Presbyterian Church

Our Vision is to be a church of All nations, all ages, a community in Jesus. We want to share the good news of Jesus with everyone, starting in our own community. We do this through:

  • Teaching in our community – Weekly preaching, growth groups and other purposeful, age-appropriate formats to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone in our community
  • Community life together – Welcoming activities, community meals, casual events and planning for our church that integrates newcomers and provides opportunities for everyone to serve one another, caring for every age and need, just as Jesus did
  • Facilities fit for our community – Relaxed, accessible facilities that enable relationships to grow as we grow together in Jesus Christ
  • Community mission in Wentworthville – Encouraging our members to participate in sharing the good news of Jesus with friends, families and neighbours of our broader community
  • Training teams & leaders in our community – We want to build capabilities that grow the Kingdom of God, providing our community with opportunities to grow thinking, sharpen understanding and build practices that strengthen our church and also other churches as our members journey on in life.

What is presbyterian?

The PCNSW is an Evangelical and Reformed Presbyterian denomination.

When we say "Evangelical," we focus on spreading the good news of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. We also believe in other traditional Christian teachings and consider the Bible without error.

When we say "Reformed," we mean we stick to the teachings of the early church and the beliefs revived during the Reformation.

These beliefs are outlined in the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. Anyone in a leadership role in the Presbyterian Church must support these teachings. However, our diverse community comes from a range of convictions and backgrounds!

And by "Presbyterian," we describe our way of running the church. Each local church is overseen by a group of elders elected by the congregation, known as a "Session." Several local churches form a "presbytery," and these presbyteries come together annually at a "General Assembly."

About our beliefs - Wentworthville Presbyterian Church

  • The Supreme Standard of the Church is the Word of God contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. The Subordinate Standard of the Church is the Westminster Confession of Faith read in the light of the Declaratory Statement.
  • We are Protestant, Evangelical and Reformed.
  • We believe that there is One God who is the Creator and Judge of the world. In the fullness of time He has revealed Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • God has made Himself known in His infallible word, the Bible.
  • We believe that human beings are created in God’s image. However, when Adam sinned, that image was stained and tarnished. We inherit Adam’s fallen nature.
  • The penalty for sin is death, leading ultimately to the second death which is everlasting judgement.
  • The law reveals that we are sinners but does not save us.
  • Christ is the Lord from heaven who came to lead a sinless life, and offer Himself up as the sinless sacrifice to pay the death penalty which we deserve.
  • We cannot earn salvation. We can only receive it when the Holy Spirit enables us to have faith in Christ alone.
  • Trusting in Christ and not our own merits, we seek to live godly lives, loving God and our neighbour.
  • We seek to serve Christ in the fellowship of the body of His people, the Church. Our joining this body is signified by baptism, our ongoing commitment to Christ is signified by taking part in the Lord’s Supper

safe ministry policy & Reporting

The Conduct Protocol Unit supports the Presbyterian Church to deal with & prevent abuse within the church. And provides the below services:


To learn more about our policies, how to report, or other services go to the Breaking the Silence website here:

History of the Presbyterian Church of NSW

The Presbyterian denomination is a Protestant denomination of Christianity that traces its origins to the Protestant Reformation, particularly to the teachings of John Calvin in Geneva, Switzerland, and the subsequent development of Reformed theology in Scotland under leaders like John Knox.

The roots of the Presbyterian Church in NSW trace back to the early days of European settlement in Australia. Scottish and Irish immigrants, predominantly Presbyterian, played a vital role in establishing the church in the colony. The first Presbyterian minister arrived in Australia in 1823, and the first Presbyterian congregation was formed in Sydney in 1826.

The church grew steadily throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, establishing numerous congregations across NSW. These congregations served the Scottish and Irish communities and attracted members from various backgrounds.

Fun facts about the Wentworthville Presbyerian church history:


Mid-1800s: James Hume and James Houison design a church in Parramatta. Completion of the building in 1849

1920s: Church becomes too small for congregation in Parramatta Presbyterian; decision made to build larger church nearby

1924: Old church dismantled in Parramatta for relocation

1926: Land purchased in Wentworthville for relocation

1928: Re-erection of church in Wentworthville completed

1963-1964: Rear hall added

1985-1988: Refurbishment undertaken, fundraising spans from 1978 to 1985

2005: Fire occurs in February, followed by 12 months of quotes and 6 months of restoration work

2006: Church reopens in November

2025: Renovations and upgrades begin

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