Our History

Discover the history of our church as we celebrate 50 years.

Our Beginnings

In June 1970, five families of the Christian Brethren Tuart Hill Assembly were commended to start a work at North Balga some 5 kilometres away.

On Sunday 29th June, 1970 the first meeting was held in the new home of Mr and Mrs Stan Coffey. Thirteen Christians broke bread that morning, whilst on the previous Thursday, 86 children gathered in Mr Coffey’s garage for an after-school rally. Whilst this was going on, plans were being prepared for the erection of suitable buildings on the block adjoining the Coffey’s house.

A Sunday School was commenced with numbers of about 70 children attending. A Tuesday night club was held in Mr and Mrs Coffey’s garage which on these occasions was “bursting at the seams” with about 45 children in attendance. Other meetings were held in the home and the first Gospel service was held in April 1971 with Mr Tom Ball as the speaker.

At this stage the building of a hall had been commenced on land at the corner of Fieldgate Square and Ledbury Street, North Balga The official opening of the Hall took place on Sunday, 7th November, 1971.

50th Anniversary

North Balga Christian Centre has been serving the northern suburbs for 50 years. We have recently undergone some real change. We’ve refreshed our building – but more importantly we’ve re-energised our sense of purpose for the church! All of this has resulted in the birth of a new name and branding with REAL CHURCH. It’s more than a change of name – it’s a new season!

We’d love you to join with us as we embark upon this exciting journey!