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City on a Hill proudly partners with Compassion Australia, to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

We love that Compassion brings a real focus on Jesus within all of their programs. Compassion’s desire to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name works hand-in-hand with our mission “to know Jesus and make Him known”.

With humility and love Compassion works with local churches in poverty-stricken countries to deliver programs that meet the ongoing practical needs of the community. They also teach about the eternal love and hope found in Jesus – holistically caring for the people in their programs.

At City on a Hill, our goal is to release 1000 children from poverty through our partnership. We are half-way to that goal with over 500 children already sponsored and we’re excited to see how God works in, and through us as we continue our partnership with Compassion.

Want to help release a child from poverty in Jesus’ name?

Sponsor a Child

Acts 29 Network

City on a Hill is a member of the Acts 29 church planting network.

Acts 29 is a diverse, global family of church-planting churches. Acts 29 exists to encourage, resource, facilitate, support and equip churches to plant churches that will plant church-planting churches.

Acts 29 is committed to theological clarity, cultural engagement, and missional innovation. There are currently over 800 Acts 29 churches across 52 countries reaching people in 31 different languages.

Each of our church planters are assessed and approved by Acts 29 and receive ongoing support and encouragement from the network.


Anglican Diocese of Melbourne

City on a Hill was planted in 2007 as an Anglican congregation in Docklands, Melbourne.

Since then, City on a Hill Melbourne, Melbourne West, Melbourne East, Geelong, and Surf Coast have each been licensed as Authorised Anglican Congregations in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, and operate as one church under a cooperative parish agreement.

Our founding and Lead Pastor, Guy Mason, is licensed as ‘Priest in charge’ for City on a Hill, and each of our local Lead Pastors are ordained Anglican ministers.

We are thankful for the support of the Melbourne Diocese and their commitment to church planting. As we pursue our vision, it is our hope that we continue planting local churches in new cities within the Anglican communion to reach the next generation with the gospel of Jesus.