Welcome to St Jude’s

St Jude’s is an Evangelical Anglican church in Melbourne, welcoming all people: all ages, all abilities, all stages of life and all cultural backgrounds. We are a contemporary church that takes both the Bible and the world seriously.

St Jude’s is a welcoming and exciting community with one thing in common: We want to know God and be known by him, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Vision is to be a church for the whole person, the whole community, the whole city, and the whole world as we proclaim the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

St Jude’s is a church consisting of 5 congregations across 2 campuses: Carlton and Parkville. Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are meeting online only. Join us here for our live-streamed services on Sundays 10am and 6pm.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to be a church for the whole person, the whole community, the whole city, and the whole world as we proclaim the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

A church for the whole person

We wish to be a church that ministers and welcomes the whole person, regardless of age or ability.

A church for the whole community

Due to its location, St Jude’s is positioned to reach many diverse communities, including Melbourne University, Carlton Housing Estates, the Melbourne CBD and the increasing number of families living in the inner north

A church for the whole city

Due to St Jude’s history, location and reach of parishioners (from over 80 postcodes), we see a key part of our vision to serve the whole city and diocese. We hope to use our building to support other local parishes as well as hosting diocesan and other larger events such as evangelism, training, conferences etc

A church for the whole world

St Jude’s has a wonderful history of sending people to theological college and the mission field, indeed all 17 of our mission partners are home grown. We also have an increasing mission to the large number of overseas students who attend Melbourne University.

St Jude’s Anglican Church affirms the fundamental truths of Christianity including:

We at St Jude’s believe the historic tenets of the Christian Faith, as found in the scriptures and summarised in the ancient creeds of the church. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:3-5   “For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.”

Statement of Belief

1. We live in a universe that was created by God, and we completely depend upon him for our continued existence. God is all-powerful, personal, and perfectly good; and he seeks mutually caring, interpersonal relationships with human beings. God is a Trinity, consisting of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who share close fellowship and unity of purpose with each other.

2. Individual human lives are seriously distorted by varying levels of irrationality, imperceptiveness, selfishness, callousness, hostility and injustice, as shown in people’s behaviour. The social structures in which we live manifest similar defects at a collective level. Our own problems and those of our society are bound up with the fact that human beings have wronged God in various ways, and alienated themselves from him. We are accountable to God for doing so. Left to ourselves, we are incapable of dealing effectively with this situation.

3. God has freely, lovingly and generously taken the initiative. The centre of his strategy has involved God the Son’s becoming a human being, the particular man Jesus of Nazareth. As a result his life in 1st century Palestine, his death to deal with human wrongdoing, and his resurrection, God has made a way for a restoration of a good relationship with human beings, and has offered help to us in bringing about the right changes to how we live.

4. These things do not happen whether we want it or not: we must actively seek them. More specifically, we must turn away from wrong ways of thinking and acting, must trust in Jesus as the one through whom God has acted to rescue us from our present predicament, and must be willing to yield to Jesus’ living authority.

5. Putting right the broken relationship between humans and God is very important. It involves our being freed from obstacles to fellowship with God, created by objective guilt for our failures in relating to God and to other people. God is utterly opposed to human wrongdoing and to the distortions in human lives, and will eventually act to put a complete, public end to them. There will be life beyond death which, as a result of the activity of Jesus, a great many human beings will attain, and in which both human beings and nature will flourish. There is also the prospect of final divine condemnation and rejection of some human beings.

6. God has constituted Jesus’ followers as a worldwide community, the Church. Its core mission involves proclaiming these truths to the world, so that people may seek the right kind of relationship with God and trust Jesus. It also involves pursuing key Christian values – e.g., by being peacemakers, working for justice, feeding the hungry, and healing the sick.

7. God is active in many ways in the world today. The Holy Spirit, the third member of the Trinity, is directly involved in establishing and maintaining the right kind of relationship between us and God – one based on openness, trust, and mutual love, and one which fosters commitment to the good of other people. He guides Christians in a large part through the Bible, which is authoritative as a revelation of God’s character, of the meaning of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, and of basic Christian principles and values. Furthermore, God’s interest in the universe, and his future activity in it, extend beyond human beings to a renewal of cosmic proportions.

Our Congregations

Carlton 10am

A community for adults and kids, couples and singles.

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UniChurch

A community especially for university students and young workers, with members from around Australia and the world.

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Parkville

A community for adults and kids, workers and students, couples and singles.

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Estates Community

A multi-ethnic community for people living on the housing estates.

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