National Christian Heritage Sunday celebrates the Gospel of Jesus Christ arriving on Australia’s shores. Australia’s first minister, Rev. Richard Johnson, arrived with the first fleet on the 20th January 1788. Then, on 3rd February 1788, Rev. Johnson held the first Christian service in Australia. This event will now be celebrated on the first Sunday in February each year. The date for 2018 will be Sunday 4th February.
On this website you will find information and resources about:
- Participating in the National Christian Heritage Sunday
- Richard Johnson and the first Christian service in Australia
- Download National Christian Heritage Sunday Brochure
Centenary of the Capture of Beersheba 31 October 2017
On 31 October 1917 two events happened which shaped future world history. The first was the capture of Beersheba by British, Australian and New Zealand soldiers, part of the Egyptian expeditionary force under General Allenby.
The second was the decision by the British War Cabinet to endorse the establishment in Palestine of a Jewish national home- the legal foundation of the future state of Israel.