About us

We are a multi-cultural congregation: long term residents of Essendon from Methodist and Presbyterian roots; a vibrant Samoan community; and others drawn from all over the world.

At St John’s we seek to enable people in all their diversity to encounter the transforming presence of God in Jesus Christ.

As a community of worshippers we work with care and imagination to be a centre for welcome, worship and learning which inspires successive generations to engage with the richness of Christian faith.


The following links all take you to a site external to St John’s Uniting Church Essendon.

Uniting Church in Australia – Assembly

Synod of Victoria and Tasmania

Presbytery of Port Phillip West

Keeping Children Safe 

(For congregations, presbyteries and faith communities of the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania.)

Bethel Centre

(Provides counselling for those who have experienced abuse or misuse of power within the Church.)

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School

(A school of the Uniting Church in Australia)

Level Crossing Removal Authority

(Information about the 2018 works to remove the level crossing at Buckley Street Essendon. This project will impact on access to the St John’s site.  We will endeavour to provide as much information as possible about current disruptions under Notices on the home page.)