Located on the steps of our historic building, the Verandah Café offers the perfect place for conversation and reflection in the heart of the city. For us it’s far more than a business. It’s a place of welcome and hospitality in the heart of our neighbourhood Read More about “VERANDAH CAFE”


Credo Café is a place of neighbourhood hospitality in the basement space of the church and entered through the church’s backdoor off Baptist Place. It’s hosted by Urban Seed, a community of mission  committed to the people of our neighbourhood….. Read More about “CREDO CAFE”


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Ash Wednesday service

This week we begin the season of Lent. Though it may feel as though we’ve not long ago packed away the Christmas decorations, it is now the time to begin the journey with Jesus toward the cross. In observing Lent, we join the church worldwide in honouring a journey that undergirds and inspires our faith. … Continue reading “Ash Wednesday service”


February series: Home & Homelessness

In recent months, the challenges of homelessness in our city have reached a crisis point. The number of people sleeping rough has risen significantly as have tensions between retailers, police, the city council, and those who feel they have nowhere else to go. As a church, and in partnership with Urban Seed, we have been deeply concerned about … Continue reading “February series: Home & Homelessness”


Summer Worship

Worship in January



This Sunday at Collins Street



This Sunday at Collins Street


The People’s Messiah

On Sunday December 4, Collins Street Baptist Church will once again host the annual People's Messiah. Commencing at 2.30pm and conducted by Greg Hocking, the afternoon will include music from the Essendon Choral Society and the Melbourne Opera Orchestra along with a range of guest soloists.  All details below.

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Writers & Storytellers

With the Melbourne Writers Festival in town, we begin a three week series, Writers & Storytellers: Listening for God in Our Lives. It beigns Sunday August 28.  


2016 Festival of Films

To coincide with the 65th Melbourne International Film Festival, Collins Street is hosting its own mini festival of films centred on the theme of family.  The idea is simple. Prior to each of the Sundays (10.30am), we invite you to watch the film that's listed. In each service we'll weave together clips from the film with reflections on … Continue reading “2016 Festival of Films”


Storytelling workshops

Beginning Sunday July 31


Our 173rd Anniversary

This Sunday at Collins Street


A Vocabulary of Faith

A new sermon series begins Sunday May 22, A Vocabulary of Faith: Old Words – New Insights. Inspired by the book Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith by the North American poet Kathleen Norris, we'll explore some of the central words in the Christian lexicon – words of doctrine and practice – and consider their … Continue reading “A Vocabulary of Faith”

Lent at Collins Street


Lent at Collins Street

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