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Our Queensland Congregational Fellowship is a member of the Congregational Federation of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand www.cfaanz@org.au

We are linked with the Congregational Federation of the United Kingdom http://www.congregational.org.uk, the International Congregational Fellowship. http://www.intercong.org and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches www.warc.ch

We are members of
Queensland Churches Together http://www.qct.org.au/ and
National Council of Churches in Australia http://www.ncca.org.au

 

Welcome to the website of the Queensland Congregational Fellowship.

Congregationalism as a denomination is small in Australia but has had a great influence on our society. Oliver Cromwell who fought the English Civil war was a Congregationalist, as were the Pilgrim Fathers who are remembered in Thanksgiving Day every year in the United States. Harvard University was established by the Pilgrim Fathers. Sir George Williams, father of the YMCA movement was also a Congregationalist. Reverend Winifred Kiek was the first ordained female minister in Australia, ordained into the Adelaide Congregational church.

The Congregational way values the uniqueness of our humanity alongside our universal birthright as the peoples of the One true Godhead; Father, Son and Spirit. Paul’s reference to our uniqueness in Galatians 3: 28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus”, reflects the congregational value of embracing diversity. We gather in our local regions, congregations, home groups and organisations and as such we enjoy the diverse creativity of God in human kind. That which draws each local congregation together however is the universal belief in Christ Jesus who is ‘The Word become flesh making his dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and only who came from the Father, full of grace and truth’ (John 1: 14). Congregational polity reflects these values such that the local congregation embraces autonomy to preserve uniqueness, while being drawn and held together under the One Godhead of the Christian church of Christ universal.

If you are seeking to be a part of this particular expression of the Christian faith then you are warmly welcome to join as a community church, home group or organisation or become a member of our local Bardon congregation within the context of the Queensland Congregational Church and the Congregational Federation of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. 

 

Contact us:

Eric McChesney-Clark

07 3355 6315

PO Box 122 Everton Park, Qld 4053

ericmcches@gmail.com

 
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