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Metropolitan Community Church Sydney
is an affirming Christian Church for all people, and especially LGBTIQA+ identifying people.
As a progressive Christian church we are open to all people who want to learn more about God. We give thanks to God for people of all genders, sexualities, ages and cultural backgrounds. At MCC all persons have value and worth, and are uniquely gifted to share the Good News with others. So no matter what, you are welcome at MCC Sydney.
We invite you to come as you are, whether you
identify as Christian, come from another faith background or are of no prior faith tradition.
Introducing Communion In The Park
We Cannot Back Yet To Our Building. If You Miss Physical Gathering Join Us In This Unique & Fun Experience. Sat 10 Oct 11am & Wed 14 Oct 11am.
Member Lee: "Communion in the Park for the first time ❤️🙏🏼❤️
What a fabulous idea! What an ideal setting.... just down from our Church building. What an atmosphere amongst the rocks, trees and birds. What a moving and long awaited time for us all. What a beautiful faith-filled group of family gathered together.
Thank you Rev Dale for your love, wisdom, guidance, faith and action to make this happen. I can’t wait to do it again next time. Brighton Street Reserve, Brighton St Petersham. ( the little park near church. Not the big park down the end)".
Our Church Today
Location: 96 Crystal St, Petersham, Sydney, NSW
(All services are currently online)
Every Sunday 10 am
Every Sunday 6.30 pm
Being Christian isn't a one-day a week thing. We encourage our members to dig deeper into their faith through mid-week discipleship groups and bible studies.
Be part of a group or sign up to be part of our next discipleship group.
Our Typical Weekend Service
After the morning or evening service we invite everyone to join together for fellowhip in our community room over coffee, tea, finger food, and snacks. During this time we announce who's having a birthday that week & celebrate.
What People Say About Us
Sydney Star Observer (SSO) interviewed Peter Webster one of our members in 2015:
SSO: "As LGBTI people become more accepted in heterosexual society, why should places like MCC Sydney continue to exist?"
“We could go to a gay-friendly church, and there’s a number of them, and we can take communion. (But) We can’t do it together. We can’t kiss. We can’t hold hands. No matter how open and affirming, and that’s the official term, ‘affirming’, churches are, there are limits.”
“In MCC Sydney, my partner and I take communion,” Webster said.
“We go down there together. We hold hands. We give each other the bread and the wine. We kiss. Then we go for prayer with the pastor… then at the end of that we kiss again".
Why I Choose To Belong To
Dave Lee found MCC Sydney & learnt about "True" Christianity in 2015 after struggled with his identity as a Christian & being gay.
Loss, hurt, & outcasted by his church & fellow Christians really shatered his life. Nevertheless, young Dave perseveres in believing in Christ & as a person with critical mind & reasoning skill he kept searching answer instead of easily accept what his old church told him. Which lead him to MCCS door. Enlightenment.
Since then Dave becomes one of our active members online & offline. His thirst in knowledge enrolls him to our Bible study. His kind heart leads him to care to other vulnerable members through BeUpheld/ Stephen Ministry Program.
Together, We Can Change The World
Brad Scanlan is one of our congregants, he is a recently retired police sergeant who served three decades with @nswpolice.
When Brad joined the force back in the late 80s, gay hate crimes and homophobic attitudes were rife. While he knew the relationship between police and the LGBT community was fraught, Brad was eager to combat issues from the inside.