Uniting Church


Synod of NSW & ACT

The Uniting Church in Australia was formed on June 22, 1977, as a union of three churches: the Congregational Union of Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia.

We're the third largest Christian denomination in Australia. You'll find us in Australia's largest cities and most remote towns. We're also the largest non-government provider of community services in Australia through our community services arm, Uniting.

A visionary and inspiring statement on which the denominations came together is entitled as The Basis of Union. It is grounded in Jesus Christ "the risen crucified One". It outlines the roles of the different councils of the Church including the Presbyteries, the Synods, and the Assembly. It states the central affirmations of the Christian faith and is a guide to what is central in the life of the Uniting Church.

Uniting Church in NSW

The Synod of NSW and the ACT is one of six Synods responsible for overall support of community services, mission planning, theological education and other educational

services. We are also responsible for administrating Ministers, property, finance, insurance and other shared services.


Uniting is the community services and advocacy arm of the Uniting Church in NSW and ACT. Our foundation is Christ's invitation to serve humanity by creating an inclusive,

connected and just world.


Uniting Church in Australia Constitution and Regulations


Uniting purpose

To inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Uniting Values


We are nurturing, generous and thoughtful in our words and deeds.


We act with honesty and integrity, and open our hearts to all people without exception.


We face injustice head on and stand up for what is right and true with confidence and strength.


We challenge convention, explore new possibilities and dare to dream for a better future.


Through UnitingCare Ministries Directorate of Mission, all ministers, deacons and lay people appointed to Chaplaincy positions by the Uniting Church in Australia are accountable to the Uniting Church in Australia under the provisions of the Uniting Church Constitution and Regulations and the Uniting Church Code of Ethics.


Civil Chaplains are appointed under Uniting Church Placement and UnitingCare Ministries recruitment policies and procedures and are required to have Theological qualifications (including Pastoral care subjects) and practical experience in Pastoral care.