Our Vision & Faith

We aim to be a people of prayer, a lighthouse for our community, an excellent place for worship, fellowship and ministry and we are committed to nurturing and equipping believers to be sent into the world.

Our Team

Meet our current key leaders who are helping serve our Church community.

Our History

Our Church has been around since 1993, take a look at the historical moments captured throughout the years.

Chinese Methodist Church in Australia

The CMCA is very unlike any other Methodist Church in modern times. Usually, a Methodist Church in any country other than Great Britain is established by a clear missionary effort from a sponsoring Conference. All the Methodist Conferences in America, Europe, Africa and Asia were given life this way, as can be seen from their respective Historical Statements. So was the former Methodist Church of Australasia, now one of the component parties of the Uniting Church. For Methodist churches originating this way, their Methodist character was stamped on them from the very beginning. 

In the case of the Methodist Church in Australia, however, its earliest Local Churches were formed as independent local churches. The earliest among them was the Melbourne Chinese Church, founded by Rev. James Ha in 1986 (later became Camberwell Methodist Church in 1991). Rev. Ha, being given the recognition as a missionary of the Sarawak Chinese Annual Conference, began to plant Brisbane Chinese Methodist Church in 1989 (the current Eight Mile Plains Methodist Church), and more preaching centres in New South Wales and South Australia follow. While this was taking place, an independent Methodist local church was established by Rev. Joel Siaw from the Sarawak Chinese Annual Conference in Western Australia. These local churches then came together to be formed into a Mission.

Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in Australia in 1995 with its “Constitution” adapted from the Book of Discipline of the Methodist Church in Malaysia, 1992 the Provisional Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in Australia was constituted in 1998, finally the Annual Conference of the Chinese Methodist Church in Australia in 2002. Website: Chinese Methodist Church in Australia