Who are we?

The Charlestown Christadelphians have been in Charlestown for the past 58 years. Christadelphians have been around for much longer and there are over 10,000 members in Australia and we are part of the worldwide Christadelphian fellowship.  


The Christadelphians are a relatively small religious group of people who follow the faith and beliefs of the first century Christians as recorded in the Bible. We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God and it is our only guide.


Christadelphians have been in existence for over 150 years. The name “Christadelphian” comes from two Greek words that mean “brothers and sisters in Christ”. We are located in many countries of the world, including the United Kingdom, North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia and Africa. Like the early Christians, we meet in homes, rented rooms and our own halls.


Each congregation is called an ‘ecclesia’ (the Greek New Testament word for church). We have no paid clergy or church hierarchy. Members of each congregation are addressed as 'brother' or 'sister' and all are involved in organising our ecclesial activities. Members contribute their time and energy voluntarily in service to God. A strong common belief binds our brotherhood together.


Membership is extended to those with similar beliefs after being baptised (fully immersed in water).


Our Way of Life


The Bible gives us effective direction to our lives. We try to rely fully upon God and develop a faith that is active in prayer and service.

However, we recognise that salvation is by God’s grace alone.


With God’s help, we seek to please and obey Him every day, striving to imitate Jesus who faithfully obeyed his Father. We therefore endeavour to be enthusiastic in work, loyal in marriage, generous in giving, dedicated in preaching and happy in our God.


A widespread custom among Christadelphians is to read the Bible every day. Many also attend Bible classes each week.


Every Sunday we participate in a service we call the “Memorial Meeting” or “Breaking of Bread”. All members share bread and wine to remind us of the life and death of the Lord Jesus Christ. Attendance at this service is the focus of our religious life.


Since we have no paid ministers, our members take turns to serve our community in all its functions – children’s activities and youth groups, preaching locally and overseas and caring for people in need.


The Christadelphians are a close-knit community working together in God’s service in whatever ways we can.


For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." 2 Cor 4 vs 6


MEMORIAL SERVICE

The Christadelphian memorial service is held in our hall on Sundays at 38 Ridley Street Charlestown and usually commences at 11 am (10 am December and January)


SUNDAY SCHOOL

Each Sunday morning, at our hall, during the school year our Sunday School commences at 9am. All are welcome and there are classes for all ages. Sunday School is currently in recess until 2 February 2020.


MID-WEEK BIBLE CLASSES

On Wednesday evenings we meet together to study the bible and discuss things concerning our faith.


YOUNG PEOPLE

Charlestown Young People is a group of Novocastrians aged 13-30. We're brought together by our common life goals and beliefs and meet twice every month for activities, discussions and studies. The main purpose of our time together is to get to know each other, learn about God and His son Jesus, and support each other in growth and through life. 


CHARLESTOWN COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP

Playgroup for pre-school aged children. Held 10 am to 12 noon every second Tuesday morning (excluding School Holidays) at Charlestown Christadelphian Hall. Cost is $3 per family. Programs and further information are available from Leah on 0423 612 366 or Bec on 0425 826 789.


Charlestown Christadelphians

Live-stream during the COVID-19 Emergency.


The Charlestown Christadelphian live-stream of Sunday Morning Memorial Service, Bible Classes and some other events is provided for members and other Christadelphians who may be unable to attend their own ecclesia, due to isolation or to protect vulnerable members of our community.  

The Live-stream uses a password that can be obtained by emailing our Recorder - Steve Egginton at charlestown38@gmail.com


We ask that this password is not disseminated outside of the Christadelphian community. If on the live-stream for our Sunday Memorial Meeting. please notify our roll-keeper by email at admin@medicsforlife.com.au so we can record your attendance as visitors or members. 

Zoom Meetings

During the current health crisis restrictions, Charlestown Christadelphians are exploring ways to enhance the experience for members and guests online. To start the Zoom process, click on the picture below and follow the directions provided in your Newsletter or email. If you experience any difficulties in connecting or want to report any issues with the Zoom connection, please contact Bro. Steve Egginton by email: charlestown38@gmail.com

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