Aberdeen Street Baptist Church
Newtown VIC



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berdeen is a warm and loving church

Feel free to browse through our website and learn about our church family. We would also be happy to answer any questions you might have. If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit our church, you will find:

A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age

Our Mission

Our mission is to glorify God,

to reach people with His truth and love and to equip believers to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

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Aberdeen Street Baptist Church
7 Aberdeen St
Newtown, VIC 3220
Phone: 0418 564 429
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Frank Lowry
Frank Lowry
7 Aberdeen St
Newtown, VIC 3220
Phone: 03 5222 1842
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Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.






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Frank has spent a lifetime dedicated to living for God. He was led by God to become a carpenter / builder so that he would be able follow God’s direction up and down the eastern seaboard of Australia pastoring churches and providing for his wife and three daughters in between appointments. His passion from a young age has been to win souls for Christ at work, in the street and behind the pulpit. He has a dedication to proclaiming the coming of Christ for His church and His end times prophesy.   Edit
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Aberdeen Street Baptist Church Service Times

We meet Sundays 10am - 11am.

Just a friendly group of people from a variety of backgrounds and interest who meet to worship God. We love to meet new people and would love to have you join with us.

The government recently forced all churches to cease operation of all programs and Sunday services until further notice.

This does not mean our church is not operating for the office will be attended:

• by the church secretary on Wednesday from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

• by the minister on Thursday from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Whilst the church buildings may be vacant, believers are encouraged to remember that “we are the church”. This must be our moment to shine for our God of creation, who expects that we will adapt to the situation and use all forms of written and oral communication to share the word with our family and friends, believers and non-believers

Aberdeen Street Baptist Church service times last updated on the 13th of October, 2020

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History of Aberdeen Street Baptist Church, Newtown VIC

The Baptist Church was constructed on donated land in Aberdeen Street, Newtown in 1876, to provide the growing congregation with a larger building than the existing adjacent sandstone church which had been built in 1854. The need for a larger church reflected the growth and strength of the Baptist congregation in Geelong in the nineteenth century. The first church building was converted to a Sunday School at this time.

The 1876 church was designed by Melbourne architect, Thomas Watts, however the Ballarat architect, Henry Casselli, who designed a number of churches, lodged the tender notice for this church and may have had some involvement in the latter stages of the project. The church building is of polychromatic brickwork, set on a rusticated basalt base. Cream brick is used to provide contrast to the red brick building, emphasising arches, buttresses and the corners of the building.

The church is of simple gable form with protruding front bays which flank a central entrance porch. It is designed in an overall Romanesque style, with some Gothic detailing. The Baptist Church was one of the last non-conformist denominations to accept the Gothic style, previously associated with the Catholic and Anglican Church, and this may explain the tentative use of this style. Double pointed arch openings allude to the Gothic style, however they contain round-headed window openings. Other details are Romanesque, such as the wheel window, raked corbel tables and the central, double arch entrance, contained within a large round headed arch.

The Baptist Church, Newtown is of historical significance as a part of a complex of buildings which have been in continual use by the Baptist church from the early history of the Church in Victoria. These include this building, the Sunday School (former church, 1853-4) and the adjacent former manse (1891). It is illustrative of the growth of the Baptist church and the city of Geelong in the 1870s.

The Baptist Church, Newtown is of architectural significance as one of the first of the churches erected by this non-conformist group to incorporate Gothic features. It is an important example of the work of Thomas Watts, who designed other Baptist churches, including the highly classical example in Albert Street , East Melbourne (1865).[Online Data Upgrade Project 2004]


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The power of Christian prayer With us night and morning
By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered, and confidently waiting come what may, we know that God is with us night and morning, and never fails to greet us each new day. Yet is this heart by its old foe tormented, still evil days bring burdens hard to bear; Oh, give our frightened souls the sure salvation for which, O Lord, You taught us to prepare. And when this cup You give is filled to brimming with bitter suffering, hard to understand, we take it thankfully and without trembling, out of so good and so beloved a hand. Yet when again in this same world You give us the joy we had, the brightness of Your Sun, we shall remember all the days we lived through, and our whole life shall then be Yours alone.
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