Earlwood Anglican Church is a community of Christians who want to discover more and more about God, as well as help each other navigate through and grow in life. We focus much of our energy into young families, youth and children.
We have a particular passion for people with non-anglo backgrounds, especially those familiar with a catholic or orthodox culture.
We care little about religion, preferring to keep things real and personal. We believe that God is a personal and knowable God, and through the studying of the Bible and having ongoing friendships with Jesus and each other, we can find the deepest spiritual satisfaction for our lives and futures.
What We Believe
Earlwood Anglican Community Church is simply a Bible-believing community who follows Jesus. We believe that salvation comes only through personal trust in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
We believe the following about God and our relationship to Him:
1. The divine inspiration, infallibility and sufficiency of Holy Scripture as originally given and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
2. The unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
3. The universal sinfulness and guilt of humanity since the fall, rendering men and women subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
4. The conception of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit and his birth by the virgin Mary.
5. Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only though the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, as our representative and substitute.
6. The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and his present ministry of ruling and interceding for his people.
7. The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective in the individual sinner, granting him or her repentance towards God, and faith in Jesus Christ.
8. The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.
9. The joy of meeting with other Christians in the church on earth as a manifestation of the gathering of God’s people in heaven.
10. The expectation of the personal return of the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ.
Our heritage is that we are a Protestant Anglican Church that firmly believes the biblical principals outlined in the 39 Articles and 1662 Book of Common Prayer, including the Nicene and Apostles Creeds.
Rev. Brendan McLaughlin
Brendan has been the Senior Minister at Earlwood Anglican since August 2011, and is loving serving alongside the saints in Earlwood. He is married to Debra, and they have Four beautiful children. Brendan studied Mechanical Engineering at UTS before working in the automotive industry. He then returned to full-time study at Moore Theological College before becoming an Anglican Minister. Brendan loves Sci-Fi, watching movies, playing card games and spending time with his family.
Rev. James Delanty
James Delanty has been the Assistant Minister at Earlwood Anglican since August 2016. He has spent many years teaching and mentoring young people in various settings before completing his theological training at Moore College. He is married to the wonderful Hanri who is completing a Masters of Teaching. They both enjoy watching any type of sport and discovering great coffee in the Inner West, and are especially passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus in the community of Earlwood