Congregational Federation of Australia
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127 Rusden Road
Blaxland NSW 2774
Australia (Ocenania)
Telephone: +61 2 47 39 1760
Fax: +61 2 47 39 1760
Email: lyons-cfa@smartchat.net.au
Address-No.: 1243 / 5015

In September 1992 representatives of the Congregational Churches in New South Wales and Queensland which had continued to follow the Congregational Way after the formation of the Uniting Church in Australia in 1977, resolved to establish the Congregational Federation of Australia (CFA) as successor to the former Congregational Union of Australia (CUA). The Federation links in fellowship churches in the States of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, four Samoan churches in New Zealand not affiliated to the Congregational Union of New Zealand and the Congregational Church of India, the Congregational Church in the Marshall Islands and the Congregational Church of Myanmar.

The CFA is a member of the New South Wales Ecumenical Coucil and of Queensland Churches Together (QCF). The Federation is also linked to the World Council of Churches through its membership in the National Council of Churches in Australia.
The Congregationalist (3x/year)

Statistic data of church

total: 2985
admitted to participate in the Lord's Supper: 2492
baptised: 2492 
(conventionally): 31
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 33
Men: 31
Women: 2
women´s ordination
since 1917
total: 0
total: 238
Men: 201
Women: 37
  deacons not available
total: 0
missionaries do not working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 12
Newspapers/ Periodicals
Publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 0

Schools providing general education
no other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
In the New Testament the word "church" is applied only to individual congregations and to the Church Universal. There is no suggestion that it can be applied to a particular group of congregations or to a national component of the Church Universal. Australian Congregationalists continue to apply this principle which is expressed in two seminal basic statements: the Cambridge (Massechusetts) Platform of 1648 and the Savoy Declaration of 1658.
The Congregational Federation of Australia is constituted as a Federation of the Congregational associations in each of the respective States of the Commonwealth of Australia and a small association in New Zealand for the purpose of dealing with matters of common concern and of creating and fostering closer unity and co-operation between and co-ordinating the work of the constituent State bodies.
An Assembly is held every two years alternating from State to State. The Assembly appoint the Executive Committee which consists of the officers - the Moderator, General Secretary, Registrar and Historian - and three members appointed by each constituent association. The Executive Committee is required to give effect to the decisions of the Assembly and to refer such matters as it may deem fit to the State associations for consideration and action.
Traditional type
  • congregational
Official languages
  • English
  • Samoan
Languages during church services
  • English
  • Samoan
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Nicene Creed (381)
Partner churches

International assiciations

Regional assiciations


last update: 17.02.2006
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