Our 9.30am Sunday worship services are relatively traditional in format with a mix of contemporary Christian music and hymns. They are live-streamed via YouTube and available to view online later as well. The main Bible reading and message are translated into Korean and other languages as required on screen in real time – part of our multicultural emphasis. Morning tea and a time of fellowship follow the service.

See our latest worship services recorded on Youtube.


Come and join in our community at one of our events. For more information on any event, email contactus@thornleigh-hillcrestuca.org.au

  • Cluster Group outing
    On Saturday, April 15, we welcome you to travel by train together to Woy Woy where we’ll have fish and chips for lunch. Details to come.
  • Easter Services
    Continuing our Lenten journey, we invite you to join us for Palm Sunday on April 2, Good Friday on April 7 and to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Sunday April 9, all at 9.30am. We also have an evening service on Maundy Thursday, April 6, beginning at 7.30pm.
  • Mingles Breakfast
    Join us on Saturday March 25 for our annual breakfast together at a Hornsby cafe as we kick off another year of friendship and fun. Details from Jeni.
  • Cluster Group Outing
    On Saturday, March 18, join us as we explore historical Henry Kendal Cottage followed by lunch at Gosford RSL.
  • Lenten Bible Studies
    Join via Zoom on Thursday March 16 at 7.30pm for the first of three studies leading us into the Easter season, continuing on March 23 and 30. Rev Alan Lowe will lead the first two discussions and David Richardson will lead the third. Contact Alan by Tuesday March 14 to be added to the Zoom contact list.
  • Sunday Lunch
    Sunday March 12 after church, join us for lunch! Enjoy the hospitality of our hosts and while away the afternoon with good food and great company. Keep the afternoon free!
  • Market Day Countdown
    February 25 from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Save the date and keep it free to snap up handcrafted gifts, plants and pots or preloved treasures. Fuel up from the coffee cart or food van.
  • Bible Studies on Amos
    Join via Zoom on Thursday February 9 at 7.30pm for the first of three studies on this fascinating Old Testament book with striking parallels to society today. Rev Alan Lowe will lead the discussions, continuing on February 16 and 23. Contact Alan by Tuesday February 7 to be added to the Zoom contact list.
  • Market Day
    Keep February 25 free from 9.30am to 1.30pm for Market Day. There will be bargains aplenty from the pre-loved goods to the plants and pots and more. Come for coffee and slice or make a meal of it with our food offerings.
  • Christmas Day Service
    Join us at 8am December 25 for a celebration of Jesus’ birth with joyous carol singing. Reflect on the nativity story and its significance to us today.


The congregation enjoys a wide range of social and religious activities, both during the week and on weekends. Some of these are listed below.

For more information on any of our activities, phone the minister on 0402 478 240 or email contactus@thornleigh-hillcrestuca.org.au

  • Bible Study
    Groups meet on selected Thursday evenings (via Zoom) for short series of studies, which are themed around seasons such as Advent, Lent and Pentecost, a book of the Bible or a selected topic. As each study stands alone, as well as being part of a series, participants can attend as they’re able. New members are encouraged to join.
  • Cluster Group
    The monthly gatherings give an opportunity for older people to enjoy fellowship and friendship in a social setting. Usually held on the third Saturday of the month, meetings include daytime outings to places of interest using public transport, guest speaker evenings and a mid-winter potluck dinner. New members are very welcome.
  • English conversation classes (recommencing soon)
    Meeting on Thursdays during school terms between 9.30 and 11.30am, qualified facilitators help beginners and more advanced learners to improve their conversational fluency. The cost of $1 per session covers morning tea and resources.
  • Men’s woodworking group
    Providing a social outlet for older men from the church and community on most Monday mornings, the group chats over morning tea and while creating timber toys and homewares. Talent with timber is not a prerequisite to attend.
  • Mingles (married and singles)
    Usually meeting on the fourth Saturday of the month, Mingles go on bushwalks, visit gardens, meet at a café for breakfast, gather around a firepit, enjoy restaurant meals, have a winter weekend away and more. Adults of all ages are embraced.
  • Music team
    A group of singers and musicians meets each Tuesday or Wednesday evening from 7.30pm. For about an hour, they learn new music to enrich our worship services, polish up our known songs as well as adding extra instruments to the mix. New participants are very welcome.
  • Playgroup (suspended for now)
    Catering to preschool aged youngsters and their carers, this group meets for crafts, free play, music, storytime, morning tea and more. Fridays from 10am-12pm during school terms.
  • Special interest groups (SIGs)
    Linked by a shared passion, participants meet up to do various things: stitch prayer quilts and create church banners; explore diverse locations by train and chat over lunch; play with photography and more. 
  • Additional activities
    Additional activities are organised during the year such as church dinners and picnics, a hospitality lunch, retreats and special services, family high tea, Market Day, working bees and so on. Check out the Events tab for details. 

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