- 8:30am Communion Service
- 10:15am Family Service
- 6:30pm “20/20” Young Adults Service
54 Forest Road, Arncliffe NSW 2205
Bayside Anglican Church is a short 5-minute walk from the Arncliffe town centre and railway station. Continue up Firth St and turn right along Forest Rd until you reach the church.
Meet some of the fantastic people at Bayside Anglican Church.
Fun fact: Zac has competed internationally in pinball world championships (Yes, there are such things!)
Fun fact: Kevin has broken both of his legs at different times.
Coming to Church
There is no charge for newcomers to attend church. The running costs of Bayside are fully met by the church members.
All services typically run for 75 minutes, followed by an informal time of morning tea or supper.
You can wear whatever you are comfortable with! There is no dress-code for church, and no-one will be concerned about what you are wearing.
Not sure what’s going to happen when you arrive? Find out what to expect at our different church services.
To see if we’re able to help you, please contact us through the website, or send an email to a member of the staff team.
Yes, have a look at our information about weddings, baptisms and funerals.
There is no formal membership process. If you would like to belong to Bayside Anglican Church, the best thing to do is talk to a member of the staff and they can help you with the next steps.
Bayside Anglican Church is an Anglican church, which follows a Reformed Evangelical Protestant tradition. What does all this mean?
As Evangelical, we believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, and that it has the final authority in all things relating to matters of life and faith.
As Anglican, we belong to a historical tradition that finds its roots in the English Protestant Reformation. This provides us a shape to the style of our faith. We are part of a fellowship of churches in the Diocese of Sydney.
As Reformed and Protestant, we have an understanding of the Bible’s teachings that follow in the orthodox (that is, traditional) Protestant custom.
That’s great! We run a course designed for this very purpose. Contact a member of staff below for further details. You can also watch a short animated video which shows why Jesus is so important.
Your best place to start is to contact a member of staff to discuss this.
Church Contact Details
For general inquiries, please email [email protected]
The Postal Address is PO Box A157, Arncliffe NSW 2205
As there is no church office, appointments on-site at 54 Forest Rd need to be arranged in advance with church staff or other church members. In emergencies, you can try and contact the church mobile phone on +61 479 123 654.
Large deliveries should be made to the church hall, which is the building next to the church, along Pitt-Owen Ave.
About Bayside Anglican Church
Mission and Vision
Bayside Anglican Church exists to:
Love God and his people
Grow in Christlikeness through the Holy Spirit
Share the message of Jesus with people of all nations
We dream of:
A growing Christian community of all ages from many nations living out God’s Word in their daily lives
A church where the Bible remains the primary and ultimate source of authority in matters of life and faith
An outreaching church that actively seeks to share Jesus with people of all nations in Sydney and beyond
A community of 500 people in several congregations, supported by 5 full-time equivalent members of staff
Being known as a loving and caring Christian community
A church where every member is a minister
Being recognised as a full parish by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney
Improved infrastructure that facilitates the ministries of the church
A block of land in Hirst Street, Arncliffe, was given to a convict named Reuben Hannam. He was a pioneer and was instrumental in developing sandstone bricks used for early colonial buildings across Sydney. At his death, Reuben’s son David inherited the land and he later gave it to the Church of England.
Some time before 1861, a church known as St David’s was erected on the land, and services commenced. A weatherboard hall was later built on the site, but eventually a larger and more central location was required.
Archbishop Wright laid a foundation stone at the present site on Forest Road for a new church building. Six months into construction, a huge gale destroyed the partially constructed building. It was four years before building could being anew.
A second foundation stone was laid by the Archbishop.
On a very hot night, the first service at the new St David’s Church was held in the presence of a large congregation.
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