All welcome. Sundays, 9:30am. via our YouTube Channel


Howrah, Tasmania


Fridays, during school term
Primary School: 4-5:30pm
High/College: 5:30-7:15pm


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COVID-19 Notice: Good News is committed to the wellbeing of our community and our church members. As restrictions ease we are progressively returning to face-to-face ministry (including church services, from Sunday 12th July).  Circumstances are changing regularly. Read on to find out more or contact for comprehensive details of our response.

The impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 on how we do church…

From Sunday 12th July, Good News church services will resume. Our live-stream of Sunday morning church services will continue via our YouTube Channel. Every week we’ll be sharing the good news of Jesus, in the midst of a season of deep concern, anxiety, grief, and isolation. The good news of Jesus is great news for our world right now. We hope you’ll tune in each week.

Come to church this Sunday

Our church is on Sunday: 9:30am, 238 Clarence Street, Howrah, Tasmania (see the map, below)

Watch our Live Stream this Sunday

At Good News Christian Church we believe that the good news of Jesus is good news for everyone, so every week is a good week to check out our church, even if you’re sick, vulnerable, or travelling away from home. Join our Live-Stream at our YouTube Channel and stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

Listen to a sermon online right now

Before you visit church, you might like to listen to one of our sermons, or even subscribe to our sermon-podcast. Using the player at the bottom of this page, you can listen to a sermon right now, or subscribe to our podcast by following the links at the very bottom.

Get in touch with the pastor today

Want to make a time to talk about church or Jesus over coffee? Call or email our pastor, Bernard Cane
Mobile: 0429 636 944, or email:
Find Good News Christian Church at 238 Clarence St. (corner of Clarence and Berega Streets), Howrah.
Church service starts (Sundays): 9:30am

Would our Youth Night suit your kids?

When: Friday afternoons:
4-5:30pm (Grades 3-6)
5:30-7:30pm (High School and College)
Who: all welcome (not just “church kids”)
(During school terms only)

Come along this Friday

or call the pastor to talk it over


Would you like to bring your little one to our community play group?

$4 per family

Come along to mainly music this week

Got questions about faith, Jesus, the Bible or church?

Make an appointment with the pastor by phone or email to have a chat over coffee.
Bernard Cane
0429 636 944

Wondering what to expect at church on Sunday?

A warm welcome before the service, a light morning tea afterwards.
church service that expresses our historic Christian faith in Jesus for ordinary people living in today‘s world.
…we have readings from the Bible, prayers, songs, and a sermon, all grounded in God’s word.
Our Sunday School offers age-appropriate learning for primary-aged children during the service.
Our crèche offers parents a space to have their little ones minded during the sermon.
Starts 9:30am, corner of Clarence and Berega Streets, Howrah.

Wondering what “kind” of church we are?

We are a congregation of the Christian Reformed Churches of Australia–a collection of about 60 churches around the country.
In the Tasmanian scene, we’re also involved in The Vision 100 Network. We also share a particularly close friendship with the Presbyterian churches around Hobart.

Wondering what we believe?

As a church it is our aim to give Glory to God, through His eternal Son the Lord Jesus Christ, by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. Our message is the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ alone saves people from sin and death. By the grace of God, we put our faith in Him alone. We regard the Bible to be the inspired Word of God. We seek to be holistic in our Sunday worship, by giving glory and praise to God in our singing, our prayers of thanks and intercession, in our offering, in fellowship with one another and through the encouragement we receive from the preaching, which is based on the Bible.

We serve God with gladness and joy in hearts as we rejoice in the One who has set us on an eternal journey to be with Him.

Wondering who will be there on Sunday?

Short answer: lots of different people, from many walks of life. But you can particularly expect to meet our pastor, and some of our elders, too:


Bernard Cane grew up in Tassie, studied in Sydney (Moore Theological College), has four young kids and is married to Katie. He loves swimming, coffee… and talking about the good news of Jesus.


Our elders are Luke Roberts (a teacher), Alex Wanders (a teacher), Pieter Tuit (a retired Christian minster), and Gary Peterson (living the retirement dream!)

Subscribe to our iTunes podcast or Listen here

To subscribe to our iTunes podcast, please click here, or on the Podcast link at the bottom of the page.

Jul 19, 2020
A life in the grip of grace
Series: Romans
Jeremiah 31:27-34, Romans 7
  • Jul 19, 2020A life in the grip of grace
    Jul 19, 2020
    A life in the grip of grace
    Series: Romans
    Jeremiah 31:27-34, Romans 7
  • Jul 12, 2020Romans 6 – Living the Liberated Life
    Jul 12, 2020
    Romans 6 – Living the Liberated Life
    Series: Romans
    Scriptures: Psalm 146, Romans 6
  • Jul 5, 2020Romans 5 – Hope through suffering and sin
    Jul 5, 2020
    Romans 5 – Hope through suffering and sin
    Series: Romans
    Psalm 25
    Romans 5
  • Jun 21, 2020The People of God in a time of Pandemic: out to the world
    Jun 21, 2020
    The People of God in a time of Pandemic: out to the world
    1 Samuel 16:1-13
    2 Corinthians 5
  • Jun 7, 2020People of God in a time of Pandemic: toward One Another
    Jun 7, 2020
    People of God in a time of Pandemic: toward One Another
    Proverbs 25
    Romans 12
  • May 31, 2020Luke 19: 28-44 – Here comes the king
    May 31, 2020
    Luke 19: 28-44 – Here comes the king
    Series: Luke
    scriptures Luke 19:28-44 
    Zechariah 9:9-17
  • May 24, 2020Luke 18:35-19:27 – Seek and serve the lost
    May 24, 2020
    Luke 18:35-19:27 – Seek and serve the lost
    Series: Luke
    Psalm 119: 169-176
    Luke 18:35-19:27
  • May 10, 2020The Good News Of Jesus Is Good News For Everyone
    May 10, 2020
    The Good News Of Jesus Is Good News For Everyone
    Series: (All)
    Isaiah 40: 1-11 
    1 Peter: 1: 22-25
  • May 3, 2020Luke 18:1-34 – What must I do to be saved?
    May 3, 2020
    Luke 18:1-34 – What must I do to be saved?
    Series: Luke
    Scriptures: Exodus 20:1-21; Luke 18:1-34
  • Apr 26, 2020Luke 17:20-37 The Kingdom of God in our midst
    Apr 26, 2020
    Luke 17:20-37 The Kingdom of God in our midst
    Series: Luke
    Isaiah 45:15-25
    Luke 17:20-37