About Bethlehem Lutheran Church
We believe in a loving God who makes himself known in the Bible. He shows his love for us through his Son, Jesus Christ.
We want God to be at the centre of whatever we do, both as individuals and as a community. Because of this we share our lives, supporting and encouraging each other in both our joys and sorrows.
Our church is a community of people of diverse backgrounds and different ages, with family roots in many parts of the world — Latvia, Czechoslovakia, Germany, the Netherlands, England, Estonia, France, Cambodia, China, Greece and, of course, Australia.
Some of our members live in the city itself, while others come from outlying suburbs.
Our congregation was formed in October 1860 by about 25 families. The first Bethlehem Church building was a small church in Waymouth Street. The present Flinders Street building was erected in 1871-72.
Today members of our community at Bethlehem share a common faith which is as relevant today as when our congregation was formed in 1860.
- Visiting Bethlehem: A brief overview about visiting Bethlehem for newcomers.
- Contact Bethlehem Lutheran Church: How to contact us
- Staff at Bethlehem: Staff of Bethlehem Lutheran Church
- Locate us: Find out where Bethlehem Lutheran Church is and how to get there.
- Our beliefs: What do Lutherans believe? And where can I find out more?
- Our vision: The vision we have is God working through us - joyfully gathering to worship, faithfully growing as disciples and lovingly going to witness.
- About Lutherans: Find out who Lutherans are.
- Links to related organisations: Organisations that are related to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
- Bethlehem: A safe place: About the Safe Place policy of the Lutheran Church of Australia.
- Buildings at Bethlehem: About the facilities at Bethlehem, used by the congregation and hired by community groups for all sorts of gatherings.
- Bethlehem's History: Find out more about the history of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
- From the archives: Find out about the work of the Bethlehem Archives Committee