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About the Presbytery of the Downs

The Presbytery performs all the acts of oversight necessary to the life and mission of the Uniting Church in the geographical area for which it is responsible, except for those agencies which are directly responsible to the Synod or Assembly.


It exercises oversight over the congregations within its bounds, encouraging them to strengthen one another's faith, to bear one another's burdens, and exhorting them to fulfil their high calling in Christ Jesus.


It also promotes those wider aspects of the work of the Church committed to it by the Synod or Assembly.

A map of the area covered by the Presbytery of the Downs can be found here

About the Uniting Church in Australia

The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) came into existence in 1977 as a union between The Methodist Church of Australasia, The Presbyterian Church of Australia and the Congregational Union of Australia, and sees itself as part of the Reformed and Evangelical traditions.

The founding document of the Uniting Church in Australia is the Basis of Union, which outlines the theology of the church in a concise, yet rich and deep expression.


The UCA organises itself at a local level in congregations and at a regional level in presbyteries. At the state level the UCA is represented by a Synod, and at the national level by the Assembly. 

The Presbytery of the Downs is part of the Queensland Synod of the UCA.

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