Religious Groups in Armidale

A wide range of Christian denominations and some other religious groups meet in Armidale for worship and other activities and welcome members of the university community.

  • Armidale Church of Christ
  • Sunday Services at Presbyterian Ladies College Chapel, Crest Road, 10:00 am. Minister: Pastor Andrew East Ph: 0412 870 508 Email:
  • Armidale District Baptist Church
  • Corner of Jessie St and Rusden St.  Sunday Services 09:00 am (with Team Yes (grades 5 – 8) at 09:15 am) and 10:45 am (with Sunday School (2 years to grade 4) at 11:00 am).  Ph: 02 6772 3316 (church office) Minister: Rev. Andrew Coburn Ph: 0408 401 534 Email:

  • Buddhist
  • There is an active Buddhist community in Armidale which conducts meditation meetings 6-7 pm on Monday at the Armidale Community Buddhist Centre, 211 Beardy Street (above the Mandarin Chinese Restaurant) and special activities at the Vajra Ling Gompa, Rocky River from time to time. Phone Pedro on 0478 008 840 or email to receive current information and be put on the mailing list.
  • Christian Outreach Centre
  • 28 - 30 Claude St; Main meeting 10.00am Sunday. Ph: (02) 6771 2500 (Church) Pastors: Stan Williams 0427 546 697 & Liz Williams 0438 752 322 Email:
  • Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints
  • Oak Tree Drive; Sacrament Meeting, Sunday 10 am, Sunday School 11.20 am, Priesthood/Relief Society Meetings 12.10 pm; Branch President: Elder Max Owens Ph: (02) 6772 9943
  • Hindu
  • If you would like to make contact with other people of the Hindu faith in Armidale, then please contact Punitha LeJambre Ph: (02) 6772 1659 Email:
  • Jewish
  • There is no formal Jewish community in Armidale, although there are some Jewish people. In 2006 we were visited for the first time by the team from Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia. They visit from time to time and their website contains a host of information, including contact details.
  • Orthodox Church
  • There is no Orthodox church in Armidale, but an Orthodox priest visits Armidale several times a year.
  • St Paul's Presbyterian Church
  • Faulkner Street; Sunday Services 9.30 am and 7 pm; Ph: (02) 6772 2305 (office), (02) 6772 3093 (ah) Email: Minister: Rev David Seaman
  • Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia
  • 35 Kirkwood Street (East); Sunday worship times - 9.30 am & 7 pm. Every second Sunday at 4.30 pm, a youth service is held. Ph: (02) 6772 1360
  • Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
  • Meeting on 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month 10.00.-11.00 am at Kent House, Faulkner Street, with shared refreshments and conversation afterwards. Contact: Joy Bowles Ph: (02) 6772 6866 Mobile: 0403 966 517 Email: or Helen Stokes Ph: (02) 6772 6369

Most groups conduct other activities during the week. For further information, visit the website or use the contact details provided.

The information above is provided for the use of the University community and does not imply endorsement by the University of New England.