Welcome to the Canberra Region Presbytery

About the Uniting Church in Australia

The Uniting Church is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia. We are connected by a single story, worshipping every week in more than 40 languages.

We are a fellowship of reconciliation, living God’s love and acting for the common good to build a just and compassionate community.

What is a Presbytery?

The Canberra Region Presbytery is made up of representatives from local Uniting Church congregations and faith communities meeting between Crookwell to the north, through to ACT, Cooma and Jindabyne and along the south coast of NSW between Bateman's Bay all the way down to Eden. The Presbytery elects office bearers and employs staff and ministers to administratively and pastorally support the congregations within the region. To find a congregation near you:   https://canberra.uca.org.au/find-a-church/

The Presbytery is overseen by the Synod of NSW & ACT, representing all presbyteries of NSW & ACT. Synods work co-operatively with presbyteries to support the regional councils in their care of congregations. The Synod of NSW and the ACT consists of 50,000 members and 14 Presbyteries. Our Congregations and members are diverse in age, location and culture. For more information about our Synod:   https://www.nswact.uca.org.au

The Synod provides representation to the Assembly, the national council of the Uniting Church in Australia. The Assembly works co-operatively with state, territorial and regional synods and presbyteries to inform how the Uniting Church serves and supports communities and engages with social issues across the country. For more information about Uniting Church Assembly:   https://uniting.church


What is our calling?

As a people journeying together we affirm our calling under God to:

        • preach Christ the crucified and risen one and confess him as Lord
        • bear witness to the unity of faith and life in Christ, rising above cultural, economic, national and racial boundaries
        • engage in fearless prophetic ministry in relation to social evils which deny God’s active will for justice and peace
        • act with God alongside the oppressed, the hurt and the poor
        • accept responsibility for the wise use and conservation of the finite resources of this earth for the benefit of all
        • recognise, treasure and use the gifts of the Spirit given to all God’s people for ministering
        • live a creative, adventurous life of faith, characterised by openness, flexibility, hope and joy.