Our Programs

What we do...

Apart from our Sunday morning and evening services and our monthly meditations, other activities take place on a regular basis.

Open Table

The Open Table gathering is held every Thursday from 11:00am - 2:00pm in the George Smith hall behind the Church. Come and meet Lyndal and Cindy, our community development workers, as well as others who attend to share ideas and support one another. Stay for discussion and lunch (at 12:30pm). This is a Paddington Uniting Church mental health support initiative.

New Monastics

The New Monastics discussion group meets fortnightly on a Wednesday evening at 7:00pm in the church. The first gathering for 2019 will take place on Wednesday the 9th of January followed by meetings every fortnight. A light meal is shared.

The group is currently discussing Marcus Borg's text 'The Heart of Christianity - Rediscovering a Life of Faith'.

World-renowned Jesus scholar Marcus J. Borg shows how we can live passionately as Christians in today's world by practicing the vital elements of Christian faith.

For the millions of people who have turned away from many traditional beliefs about God, Jesus, and the Bible, but still long for a relevant, nourishing faith, Borg shows why the Christian life can remain a transforming relationship with God. Emphasizing the critical role of daily practice in living the Christian life, he explores how prayer, worship, Sabbath, pilgrimage, and more can be experienced as authentically life-giving practices.

Paddington Markets

Paddington Markets, held around the church every Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, is Sydney's longest running weekly community markets. For over 40 years it has been and continues to be Australia's most frequent and well known church fĂȘte. The profits from Paddington Markets fully funds the administrative and maintenance costs of running Paddington Uniting Church, with surplus profits funding mental health community activities.

Paddington Children's Centre

The Paddington Children's Centre is located in the original church manse and operates within the broader Uniting framework as a provider of early childhood education. It employs highly qualified staff and provides a well-resourced and maintained environment. It is a safe and welcoming place where social justice, equity and inclusion are highly valued. For more information contact [email protected]