Aldersgate breakfast thank you

With the Aldersgate construction nearing completion, on a beautiful sunny summer morning at 7:30am on Thursday 28 Nov, Durham Street Methodists provided a sit-down, full-English cooked ‘thank you’ in the form of a breakfast for 65 workers (architects, designers, managers, builders, tradies and many others) who had contributed in one way or another to the … Continued

Stunning, new inclusive image to light Aldersgate

Work is underway on an exciting new and colourful window that will evoke a hopeful and inclusive message from The Chapel at Aldersgate to the busy Durham Street frontage. Symbols and images in the window’s design have been deliberately chosen to speak to people from a variety of faith backgrounds and none, filling three giant … Continued

Hold these dates: We are back!

Don’t miss out on the Aldersgate Opening Celebrations from the Behind-the-Scenes Sneak Peek Tours on Sunday 23 Feb, through to the Opening Celebration, Dinner and Festival of Music on 29 Feb to 1 Mar 2020. To keep in touch with what’s happening, register today by emailing

Building Progress – July 2019

With much of the external scaffolding now taken down, its easier to get a good idea of the overall shape of the new centre and especially its external finishes – which includes stone reclaimed from the original building though still hiden behind the protective fencing. 

Toilet politics

Unlike the attached link, suggesting Mike Pence was horrified to discover a unisex toilet in his own house, this post is not Fake News. It was a no-brainer for us to put unisex facilities in Aldersgate – our new church and community facility. Not only are they more welcoming for gender diverse folk, but they are … Continued

Be part of Interfaith Understanding & Action

In April 2019 our minister, Philo Kinera, wrote the following Letter to the Editor of “The Press”. Philo brings her personal experience of coming from a consciously multi-faith society – Singapore – and has strong pastoral connections with local refugee and migrant communities. Keep an eye out for more opportunities for increased inter-faith understanding and … Continued

Christmas Shout for Builders

The table was almost groaning with the Christmas morning tea shout that a dozen members of Durham Street Methodist church surprised the builders at the Aldersgate Centre site on Monday 17 December.  (Photo Credit: Judith Prosser)

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