A Jesus-Following, Christian Community
in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Welcome to Jesus’ Church!

We’re all about Jesus – the God who is Love, and who gave up everything…
so that we can love God, love others, and be made new from our own brokenness.

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Are you looking for a church in Hawthorn? Want to know more about Jesus?

“Church” is really just a name for a group of people who are interested in Jesus. Get connected by showing up about 10.30am every Sunday! You’ll find 70-90 friendly people of all ages, inspiring music to listen to or sing along with, interesting speakers, time for prayer and reflection, fair-trade tea & coffee and frequently food!

Some of us are totally passionate followers, some are just checking him out. Some are encouraged to come along by their parents, kids, or partners. We welcome everybody!

Find out More about Sundays at Hawthorn West Baptist Church

Who are We?

Hawthorn West Baptist Church are people who live in Hawthorn (and Hawthorn East), Kew, Richmond, Canterbury, Ivanhoe and other nearby suburbs in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We gather regularly in our building, homes and cafes.

Because of Jesus' transforming life, restoring death, and death-destroying resurrection, we gather together to love and serve each other and our community – confident that the God who made the world, is madly in love with us all! Find out More

Baptist Union Victoria We are an Australian Baptist Church. Quite different to Southern Baptists!

Our Vision

“To be a community of people woven together by the transforming love of Jesus, compelled to pursue intimacy with God, as we celebrate each other’s joys, share each other’s struggles, welcome our neighbours, and desire justice and mercy for all.”

What’s Happening Next?

Latest News

Young Adults Weekend Coming Up

Friday 23-Sun 25 about 30 of our young adults will be heading to the coast for a time of connection, rest and being challenged in our faith. Please pray for us!

No Sunday Service Dec 31

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Sunday service held at HWBC on December 31.

Some of us will be picnicking in Mason St Park (behind the church building, down the laneway) from 10:30-12:30pm. You are very welcome to join us.

Otherwise – see you next Sunday!

Join our Facebook Group

If you are a committed part of our church community and want to discuss HWBC-focused stuff online, this is the place: come and join our discussion group on Facebook.