The Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia was formed in 1846 and is made up of congregations in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. It is the oldest Presbyterian denomination in Australia.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God and the only foundation for how we are to serve God and live our lives as Christians. We believe in the Triune God consisting of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the God who created and controls the whole world according to his excellent purpose and plan. We believe that salvation is only by faith in Christ Jesus, whose perfect life and sacrificial death has made full atonement for sin for every person who believes in him. We believe God’s promise of a resurrection to eternal life when Christ returns in glory, and of a new heavens and a new earth where God will dwell with his people forever.  We also believe God’s word that there will be a judgment of eternal punishment for all who reject Christ.
What we believe directs all activities in our Church. It is our desire to worship God with all our hearts and to study and know His word and apply it to our lives without compromise.
Our church now consists of some 16 congregations organised into 13 charges. There are 3 Presbyteries and the Synod of Eastern Australia meets annually. Through this form of organization we seek to maintain the Biblical integrity of the denomination.
As a denomination our activities include
• regular worship services,
• Sunday School classes for school children,
• youth fellowship studies and activities for teens and young people,
• missionary outreach in Australia and overseas.
Details of the worship centres of the Hastings River congregation can be viewed in the Contact Us section.