The hub of the Macleay Valley that is nestled on the banks of the Macleay with small rural villages scattered both up and down the river.

Macleay River Congregation meets in three centres at Crescent Head, Frederickton and Kempsey. We are a Lay-Led Congregation who seek to discern God’s will as we worship and witness in the Macleay Valley. Our overseas mission includes supporting The Samaritans Operation Christmas Child Appeal.

Coronavirus impacts

Physical worship has recommenced.

We also connect in other ways.

Resources on how to handle this pandemic are available on the National Assembly and NSW/ACT Synod websites.

See also relevant posts on Presbytery News and Synod News.

Service and Activity Times

  • Sunday Services, 9:30am
    Subject to COVID-Safe requirements, including face masks required, no singing and no morning tea.
    • Communion: 1st Sunday of the month
  • Bible Study – Contact Lenore 0456 235 189
    • KYB – Tuesday, 10.00am at the Church
    • KYB – Wednesday, 2.00pm at the Church
  • Family Care Group
    Contact Macleay River Congregation 6567 4404
    Providing hampers and support for local people who require assistance
  • Mini Movers Playgroup currently suspended
    Contact Sharn 0408 669 103
    Meets Monday 9.30am until 11.30am every week of the school term for all families with young children
  • Lunch with the Flock
    • Contact Macleay River Congregation 6567 4404
    • All are welcome to join with members of the congregation who meet for lunch the third Wednesday of the month.


Kempsey is part of the Mid North Coast Presbytery - its website provides resources and further information about the Uniting Church in Australia.