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 saved from our own brokenness.

Get Directions for Sunday

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

“Church” is really just people who are interested in Jesus. 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

Student House Applications for 2018 are Open

Applications for our highly-regarded student share houses are open for 2018. Leases start from Feb 2018.

For over 13 years, these supported but independent households have proven an excellent opportunity for young adults to live in supported, intentional Christian community and engage with a growing local church – all in a fantastic location for work and study, and at reasonable rent and living costs.


We’re back!

Renovations are complete at HWBC’s hall – we’re back in full strength on August 6.

On July 30 we will have a small working bee to do some cleaning up post-renovations (starting at 9.30) with a time of worship from 10.30am. All welcome!

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.