Together, we are Brethren

Like all Christians, members of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church (PBCC) are empowered by the Holy Bible, but unlike others we are not always well understood.

We’ve built this website to tell people about our beliefs and values, our fellowship, and the many ways we engage with our local and global communities.

We want to address some of the myths that exist about us, but which are not true. For example, we don’t recruit members to our Church. Most, but not all, of our members are born into our Church.

Many members of our Church own and manage their family businesses. They pay their taxes, employ thousands of professionals and other employees, and contribute to the communities in which they live and work.

We use the latest technology in our schools where our children are educated.

Members volunteer their time to run our international charity, The Rapid Relief Team which provides food and drink to emergency services in times of disaster, the homeless, youth and those with disability. This is free of charge and paid for by Community members.

We are a Church built on values that all Australians embrace – family, giving back and helping those who are less fortunate.

We encourage you to have a look around our website. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Latest News

LOCAL BRETHREN VOLUNTEERS SUPPORT QUEENSLAND POLLIE PEDAL

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) has again showed their support for the Pollie Pedal 2019, which sees politicians this year ride hundreds of kilometres...

BRETHREN CHARITY SUPPORTS ANNUAL VINNIES CEO SLEEPOUT

The number of people across the country without a place to call home continues to rise. In NSW, homeless increased from about 25% to a third,...

FENCES FOR FARMERS DEVASTASTED BY FIRES & DROUGHT

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) has today donated 25 tonnes of fencing, worth nearly $100,000, to famers and their families who have been devastated by...

Rapid Relief Team’s drought documentary, Operation Drought Relief, is now screening on Qantas flights

With much of the east coast of Australia in drought last year, Plymouth Brethren volunteers from the Rapid Relief Team formed Operation Drought...

GOOD FRIDAY APPEAL FOR VICTORIA’S DESERVING CHILDREN

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) has today supported The Royal Children’s Hospital in its Good Friday Appeal, which raised money for the Hospital to...

AUSSIE CHARITY RALLIES AROUND FRENCH COUNTERPARTS DURING NOTRE DAME INFERNO

Australian charity, the Rapid Relief Team (RRT), has provided vital support to emergency services personnel who worked tirelessly to battle the...

Technology is a huge feature of new Brethren School Oakwood’s Launceston campus

Education for Launceston and the North-West's Brethren community has taken on a new form, with Oakwood School offering technology-laden ways of...

CALL CENTRE TRANSFORMED INTO STATE-OF-THE-ART TASMANIAN SCHOOL

Oakwood School in Launceston has completely overhauled a former banking call centre to become a cutting-edge school for up to 100 students from Year...

RAPID RELIEF TEAM FIGHTS FIRES IN VICTORIA

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) of Boronia and Berwick have been working tirelessly to support the brave firefighters and emergency personnel battle the...

RAPID RELIEF TEAM SUPPORTS TASSIE POLLIE PEDAL

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) is throwing their support behind this year’s Pollie Pedal, which sees politicians ride hundreds of kilometres around...

ABOUT OUR NEW WEBSITE

Like all Christians, members of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church are empowered by the Holy Bible, but unlike others we are not always well understood. We have established this website to tell you more about us – our beliefs and values, our fellowship, and the many ways we engage with our local and global communities.