Join a Church Service

NewHope hosts worship services every weekend. English: Sunday at 10am and 5pm, Chinese: Saturday 6pm, Persian: Sunday 10am. We encourage you to connect in one of two ways: in-person or online.

Connect In-Person.

English: Sundays 10am and 5pm. Chinese: Saturday 6pm. Persian: Sunday 10am

Be part of the in-person experience at 3 Springfield Rd, Blackburn North. Due to the current COVID-19 gathering restrictions there are two things you must do when attending in-person:

1. Register Online

We must limit the number of individuals in our building at any time. This limit is set by the DHHS. In order to make sure we don’t exceed this limit, everyone attending church in person must register beforehand.

Registrations for each service are made available 7 days before the service. We do not have a waiting list so please be respectful of others who also want to attend.

2. Check-In

Contact Tracing: Once you arrive at church, you must check-in using the Government Services QR code.

Capacity Requirements: We also ask you to check-in using the Church Online platform to help us track numbers. You can do this in one of two ways:

  • Via the Church Centre App on your smart phone
  • In person with a member of the connect team

We encourage everyone to download the Church Centre app before attending to speed up this process.

Download the app


Use these FAQs to help understand how in-person services will happen at NewHope during the COVID-19 season.

How do I attend church in person?
To attend church you must register first through the website (see above). If there are no spaces available, you need to wait until the next service’s registrations are made available and try again. Registrations open the week before. Once registered, you must check in as you arrive at NewHope.
Do all my family or household members need to register to attend?
Yes, every single attendee of an in-person service must be registered regardless of age. Multiple household members can be registered by a single person through the online registration system.
What do I do if I am unable to register?
If you cannot register through the website due to technical issues, please contact the church office, telephone: 9890 7999.

If you cannot register because there are no spaces available, please wait until the next service is open for registrations and try again. Registrations open the week before a service.

Can I show up without registering?
No. Due to current COVID restrictions we must limit the total number of people in the building. As such it’s very important for all attendees to register ahead of time to ensure there’s a seat available for all who attend.
What do I do when I arrive at church?

You must check-in upon arrival.

Please use the Government Services QR code to adhere with contact tracing requirements.

We also ask you to help us track capacity numbers by checking in with the Connect Team when you arrive. The easiest and safest way is to download the Church Centre app from the App Store or Play Store (see the links above). Once downloaded you will be prompted to either search for NewHope Baptist Church or enable location services to automatically determine your location. As soon as you select NewHope you will be able to check in yourself and any other members of your family who are attending with you.

We recommend you arrive by 9.45am. Please be patient when you arrive as we go through the process of checking in all attendees. The service will begin promptly at 10.00am.

Can my family sit together?
Yes, provided they have all registered and checked in before hand. The chairs in the auditorium will be positioned with at leats a 1.5m space between it and the next chair, however families and households are permitted to move closer to each other if they wish. We ask that all changes to the chair layout be reset once the service is concluded.
Are we allowed to sing together in church?

Yes, we are able to sign together as a congregation.

What do I do if I am unable to attend after registration?
If you are unable to attend the service please email ( or call the office (Tel: 9890 7999) as soon as you can. If you would like to nominate someone to take your place in the service you may do so.
How many services will there be per week?

There will be two English services, held on Sunday at 10am and 5pm. One Chinese service, held on Saturday at 6pm and one Persian service held on Sunday at 10am.

What time should I arrive at a service?
We strongly recommend everyone should aim to start arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the service starting. Please be patient when you arrive as we go through the process of checking in all attendees.
Is Kids Church running?

Yes, NewHope Kids will be running during school terms at the Sunday 10am service, for children aged 1 to grade 6, and at the Saturday 6pm Chinese service for primary aged children. There is also a Parents Room available.

Is the Cafe open?

Yes, the cafe is open after our Sunday 10am service.

Connect Online

Sundays 10am with Live Chat


Worship Online Together.

We can’t always meet together in one place, but wherever we do meet we know Jesus will be with us. Our online worship services are designed to be watched together, either in small groups or by yourself.

If you’d like to be in the service, we are looking for people to record the bible reading at home. If you’re interested, please register your name here.


Online Chat.

During our online services, our Online Hosting team will be available to chat with you to answer your questions, connect you with other ministries at NewHope and pray with you. To participate in the online chat, you need to have a YouTube or Google account.

If you would like to speak with someone outside of the service times, please contact the church office.


We want to pray with you.

We would love to pray with you during NewHope Worship Online. As you are watching, grab your phone and text the number on screen (top left) and a member of the Prayer Team will contact you.

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