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About Us

WHO WE ARE

We are a community of people of diverse origins, backgrounds and life experiences who gather to explore and express spirituality within a Christian context through hospitality, worship, discussion, outreach and other endeavours. Not restricted by traditional church dogma or doctrine, we seek to embody faith, inclusiveness, justice and creativity, offering each person the opportunity to search, share and celebrate within a supportive community.

We are an open and welcoming community. We embrace those who wish to connect or re-connect with a faith community, particularly those alienated from previous church affiliation as well as those marginalised in our society due to their gender, race, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic situation or their physical, mental or emotional status.

We encourage meaningful engagement and participation according to the goodwill and talents of each individual for the betterment of our church, local, national and global communities.

We seek to actively offer support to people through our Mission areas of building community, promoting justice through social action, and supporting mental health.

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AT PADDINGTON UNITING CHURCH, WE VALUE:
FAITH

We encourage everyone to explore their faith journey through various mediums. We are not bound by rigid dogma or unhelpful doctrine.

INCLUSIVENESS

We welcome everyone regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic situation or their physical, mental or emotional status. 

JUSTICE

We acknowledge that we live in a broken world tortured by injustice and human suffering. We are committed to working for justice in our world.

CREATIVITY

We celebrate everyone's unique and creative talents and invite these to be shared with others through our various programs.