About us

p2130003The Council of Churches of WA gathers those churches and Christian communities which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour as witnessed to in the scriptures and in the life of the church. The Council of Churches of WA calls on such groups to deepen their relationships and their commitment to their common calling through dialogue, prayer, witness, service, and action in the cause of peace, justice and the preservation of the environment.

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Members

Churches willing to accept the Basis and Objects of the Council and to co-operate in fulfilling its purposes through providing financial and participative support may apply for Membership of the Council.

Associate Members

Associate members of the Council are Churches which are not yet admitted, or do not wish to be admitted, to Membership but who nevertheless support the Objects, and are willing to participate in the work of CCWA, and pay the Associate Membership Fee; or are Christian Associations sympathetic to the Objects of the Constitution, willing to participate in the work of CCWA, and pay the Associate Membership Fee.

  • Australian Church Women
  • Student Christian Movement
  • Prison Fellowship Australia WA Council
  • Perth Prayer
  • Five Leaf Eco Award Committee

Friends of the Council

Individuals, Churches or Associations who wish to provide support by other means to the Council, and who pay the appropriate level Fee.

History of the Council

The Council of Churches’ history began in the late 1950s, when its name was the “WA Committee for the Australian Committee of the World Council of Churches”! Over the years the most common name was the “Western Australian Council of Churches”. When the Roman Catholic Church joined the name was changed to the “Conference of Churches of WA”. In 2003 the name of the organisation was changed to “The Council of Churches of Western Australia (Inc)”. The Council became an incorporated association in 1977. The first General Secretary was appointed in 1963. The Council has been involved with ecumenical advocacy and social justice works, for around half a century.