Melbourne East

Phoenix Park Community Centre
9am & 11am

Sunday Services

You can join us for our Sunday services at 9am or 11am at Phoenix Park Community Centre. Can’t join us in person? Tune in online at 10am!

Phoenix Park is home to one of Melbourne’s best playgrounds, a skate park, cafe and plenty of parking. It is also conveniently located close to the M1 freeway so wherever you are in the south-east of Melbourne, we’re not far away.

Our services are a great opportunity to gather together to know Jesus and make Jesus known through song, prayer and preaching from the Bible. We gather as people of all sorts of backgrounds—churched and unchurched, white collar and blue collar, old and young—to hear the best news in the world, that Jesus has lived, died and risen for us.

The service will also be live streamed at 10am on FacebookYouTube or at for those unable to attend.

Watch Online Service

Gospel Communities

During the week our community gathers in smaller Gospel Communities to share life, give and receive love, and be on mission together.

Our Gospel Communities are spread throughout the east and south-east of Melbourne so there’s sure to be one near you. If not, we are continually raising up new leaders and starting new Gospel Communities so one is not far away. Our Gospel Communities meet on different nights of the week, or on Sunday afternoon. We bring together people across ages and life-stages so we better experience the diversity of God’s people.

At our Gospel Communities we dive into the passage of the Bible that we looked at on Sunday. We also share meals together, connect on a deeper level, pray for each other, and support one another in reaching out faithfully for Jesus to our wider world.


City Kids

City Kids is our children’s ministry that operates during our Sunday services. Like our services, City Kids exists to gather children together and disciple them to know Jesus and make Jesus known.

Jesus said, “let the little children come to me” and so invited children to know him and walk with him. We want to help the children of our church know Jesus and we do that on Sundays by teaching them deep truth from the Bible in fun and friendly ways. Our kids learn about Jesus, are challenged to live in light of him, and are equipped to tell their friends about him.

City Kids is on every Sunday of the school term at the 9am service, and caters for children aged 10 months to 11 years. During the school holidays there is no City Kids and children are encouraged to participate in our Sunday service along with the adults.

City Youth

City Youth is designed to form a community of life, love and maturity that points high-schoolers to the beauty, truth and relevance of Jesus. It’s a space where they can have fun, build friendships, and ask deep questions about life and faith.

City Youth meets each Friday night during school term from 7pm-9pm for High School aged students. Follow us on Instagram (@cityyouthmelbeast), and contact us to find out more.


Throughout the year we host several training events that seek to help you live all of your life in light of the gospel.

These events include deeper dives into the context of a book of the Bible (eg. the context of the book of Acts), an evangelistic exploration of a cultural moment (eg. unpacking a popular movie) or a practical course for a particular life stage (eg. marriage or pre-marriage).

Many Rooms

Many Rooms is City on a Hill’s mercy ministry – a practical expression of care and support for those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable in our city. It operates across all City on a Hill churches, through our national-based programs; The Living Room and Care Pack Initiative.

During this season, we’ve also launched the Sewing Team that makes and distributes masks for those in need, and The Pantry that helps provides pantry and personal items to international students who are currently living in Australia with no access to government support. Contact us to find out more.

In addition, our Melbourne churches, work together to serve Melbourne’s homeless and disadvantaged. Normally, our Many Rooms Kitchen, provides nutritious meals and community for Melbourne’s homeless and disadvantaged on Friday nights and Saturday mornings. However at the moment our Kitchen is closed and instead we are delivering meals and care packs to the vulnerable we know.

Find out about how you can get involved and explore your gift of service and mercy through Many Rooms.

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Get to know your team

Nick Coombs

Lead Pastor

Nick Coombs

Nick is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. He loves Jesus, is passionate about connecting deep theology with everyday life, and eager to make a difference in the time he has by helping plant as many churches as possible. After Jesus, Nick loves his wife Jules, and his two kids, Axel and Aria. He holds an MDiv from Ridley College, is a member of Acts 29, an ordained Anglican minister and gives too much of his time to fantasy sports.

Neil Castle

Executive Pastor

Neil Castle

Neil is the Executive Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. He is married to Kirsty and has two children. He loves music, playing guitar, and wrestling with his kids. Neil has a Bachelor of Theology from Ridley College, and a Diploma of Music from Box Hill Institute.

Patrick Donohoe

Associate Pastor (Community and Missions)

Patrick Donohoe

Pat is the Community and Missions Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. Pat is passionate about Jesus and passionate about people. His heart is for searching people to coming to know Jesus, as well as helping Christians grow in maturity through their faith walk linking theology with life. He is the husband to Carly and father to two children. Pat loves wild cooking and trying to source his own food from the outdoors.

Kerri-Lee Corkery

City Kids Coordinator

Kerri-Lee Corkery

Kerri is the City Kids Coordinator for City on a Hill Melbourne East. She loves working with children and partnering alongside parents to help disciple their children’s hearts. Kerri has always worked with kids from the age of 13 when she started teaching piano. She is married to Marshall and together they have five children, four girls – Dayna, Taylah, Hailey and Sienna and then God finally blessed them with a boy, Jaxson. With the blessing of so many children, Kerri felt the call to be a big part of how kids are taught about Jesus on Sundays in a way that is fun, engaging, and deep. Outside of children’s ministry, Kerri loves to play the piano when her kids give her a chance to do so. She loves playing basketball and the beach is her favourite place to spend time with God.

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Phoenix Park Community Centre

9am & 11am