• Sunday Service at Trinity
  • Calling for an end to childhood detention
  • Singing at Trinity

Who we are

Who we are

The Uniting Church in Australia is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia and the first church to be created in Australia.

On any Sunday more than 2,500 congregations worship at a Uniting Church. Our churches can be found deep in the heart of our cities, or in our most isolated and outback towns. Many congregations have existed for years while others are new and worship in different ways. Even though our congregations can be vastly different, each is a community in which people seek to follow Jesus, learn about God, share their faith, care for each other, serve the local community and seek to live faithfully and with real joy. For more information about the Uniting Church visit the UCA website.

New Lambton Uniting Church is located in the main street of the New Lambton commercial precinct. New Lambton boasts a village like atmosphere, with access to transport, located central to other Newcastle attractions including two major shopping centres, Blackbutt Reserve, sports & entertainment stadiums, beaches, schools and John Hunter Hospital.

  • Dove and cross
  • Bible in church
  • Pentecost Service
  • Communion bread and wine

Christian Faith

Christian Faith

New Lambton Uniting Church is part of the Christian church. Although Christians come from all walks of life and cultures we are united in a number of important ways. Firstly, Christians are people who try to follow Jesus, the Christ. We believe that Jesus shows us who God is more clearly than anyone or anything else. It is through Jesus that we can understand that God loves us and wants to be connected to us. In Jesus we find a way of relating to God. Importantly, we do not believe that this is the only way to understand God – we know that people see God in nature, the immensity of the universe, in families and other intimate human contact. And yet there is something special about Jesus – the way that he lived a life of servant leadership and sacrifice; the way he healed and transformed lives in community and love – which inspires us and gives us our example for living good lives. In Jesus, we see that God loves and forgives all people and works with us, around us and through us to renew the world.

At New Lambton Uniting Church, we do not believe that Christians are any better or holier than anyone else. Instead, we believe that despite our weaknesses and sin God can work through us for good purposes. Our spiritual life gets its strength and direction from the Spirit of God. We gather together to work for justice and the richness of life for all people. In our congregation we support each other practically and through prayer. And when we meet for worship we read the Bible and pray together we ask for God’s guidance and strength to live lives of gratitude, humility and joy. God loves all people and all people are welcome in the church.

  • Rev Niall McKay
  • Bec Westphal
  • Singing group
  • Band

Ministry Team

Ministry Team

At New Lambton Uniting Church all members are welcome to serve in the ministry of the church. We do, however have a ministry team that helps to bring continuity to the life of the congregation. Our ministry team is comprised of a Minister of the Word, Rev. Niall McKay and Bec Westphal, a Childrens and Youth Worker. The team is ably supported by the hard work of many in the congregation using individuals skills and gifts in various areas to create meaningful worship, active social engagements, pastoral support and undertake numerous administrative functions.

Niall McKay

Niall is an ordained minister of the Uniting Church who has a range of experience in congregations and youth/young adults ministry in Australia and abroad. He is committed to the surprising (and often challenging) message of the Gospel, to a deeply reflective and thoughtful faith, and to helping people realise the way in which the Christian discipleship offers an alternative to the empty busy-ness of modern life. Niall has recently submitted his PhD thesis and hopes that the markers will be kind to him.

Bec Westphal

Bec has significant experience working with children, both in church settings and other contexts. She is passionate about forming fun and meaningful relationships with young people, and works to help them connect the faith story to the challenges and joys they face in their day-to-day lives.

Location & service times

Trinity Worship Centre

Corner Portland Place and Regent Street,
New Lambton NSW 2305

9.30am All age worship service every Sunday (with Kids Unite Sunday every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month during school terms).