c3 church manly




C3 Church Manly is a wonderful place to call home. Located close to the beach, join us for Church, a surf, brekkie at nearby cafes or walk along the sand! We love our locals, visitors and backpackers just passing through.

What's it like? It's a great place to connect with Jesus and find peace during a busy week. He is the answer that we all need. Our one hour service begins at 10 am. As you enter through our doors you'll experience heaven-inspired worship and relevant Bible teaching, to encourage and prepare you for your week ahead. We are all about hospitality, kindness and inclusion to help you feel right at home. 

Manly is the gateway to the Northern Beaches, a 15-minute ferry ride from Sydney's CBD.


visit for a week or stay forever! It's up to you.

Our Location

Manly Club for Seniors
275 Pittwater Road, Manly


02 9972 8688





Get involved. There's something for everyone...

C3 Kids

C3 Kids is for children 2-11 years. We teach Jesus in a way that is fun and relevant, building strong foundations so that kids love growing up in the house of God.

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The team at C3 are incredible! Dedicated people contribute their creativity and energy to build the Church together. There are great options: tech, hospitality, admin, ministry... and training is provided. We'd love you to come along to our Next Step pathway to find out more.

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Connect Groups

In connect groups you'll build meaningful relationships with other people who are also committed to following Jesus. They provide an opportunity to meet together to talk, pray and study the Bible.

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C3 Youth

C3 Youth is for school years 7-12. We gather at church as a community every Sunday 10 am and fortnightly in connect groups with the goal to have fun, find freedom in Jesus and build great friendships.

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C3 Manly

C3 Young Adults

Meet great people, hang out at dinner parties and enjoy life together. This community of young adults is inclusive and fun. We all need people in life who will encourage, support and be there for each other.

C3 Manly

Prayer + Worship

We believe in a miracle-working God who, in His love, hears and responds. We pray with faith and worship with passion. Time spent in prayer and worship lifts our spirit, refocuses us on the bigness and ability of God to go before us and meet our needs. He is able!

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
– 1 John 4:11
Alex and Felicity Farncomb


Alex + Felicity Farncomb

Alex and Felicity have been part of C3 Sydney team for over 10 years, and are passionate about the local church. Together with their team, they are building a place for the people of Manly to come to know Jesus, find a community and discover their unique purpose.
Felicity works full time as an Art Director, and Alex works as both a Pastor and as the academic dean for C3 College. When they're not working, they love to spend time writing their bio in third person.


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Learn to Pray
By C3 Church | 23 September 2017

TALKING TO GOD.   When you learn to pray remember you don’t need fancy words, or a script of what to say. God responds to faith-filled prayers from the heart. The cry of the broken, joy-filled expressions of thanks, requests for miracles or our simply our daily needs are all heard. We can have confidence God…

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Steps of Faith
By Phil Pringle | 17 October 2017

STEPS OF FAITH Hebrews 11:8   “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.” Hebrews tells us that Abraham went, not knowing where he was going. When God asks you to go,…

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Abiding In Him
By Phil Pringle | 06 June 2017

  The term ‘IN HIM’ is found in various ways, over 150 times in the New Testament. Such a small phrase can be easily overlooked, however this concept was at the core of Jesus’ teaching when He conveyed the picture of the vine and the branches. He introduced the lifestyle of ‘abide in me, and…

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Be Filled with the Holy Spirit
By C3 Church | 16 August 2017

WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?   He is the most important person you will meet. He counsels, comforts, directs, equips and empowers us to live above our circumstances, outside of our limitations and over our expectations. He is the great gift Jesus promised to send us and He is God by our side.   “I…

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The Power of Men’s Ministry – Realmen
By Phil Pringle | 19 July 2018

Men’s ministry is not just important, it’s imperative. Men need strengthening through community and encouragement as well as a major boost of faith, in God, in themselves and in one another.   ‘Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.’ 1 Corinthians 16:13   Male bashing has been a daily…

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Power in Pentecost: Why Pentecost is Still Relevant
By C3 Church | 20 May 2018

The Holy Spirit is a person. He is the Helper.   So often the Christian church over history has ignored Him or forgotten that He brings the power and anointing to live the Christian life. Once upon a time when you drove a car there was no power assisted steering. It could be hard work,…

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The C3 of the Future – Vision Builders 2018
By Phil Pringle | 25 June 2018

‘In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the…

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Why Build His Church?
By Phil Pringle | 19 February 2018

The church is God’s answer for the world.   Within the church His heart beats. Through us His salvation reaches out to the lost. God’s heartbeat is to have church communities all across the Earth. The church is the hope of the world. It is where the blessing of God dwells and where the devil…

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Why Presence? – By Ps Phil Pringle
By Phil Pringle | 12 July 2017

Many years ago when we first stepped out to host an annual conference focused on empowering people in the life of the Holy Spirit I had two visions of angels preparing a place – a pavilion, for God and His Presence. He spoke to me and told me He would search the hearts of those gathered in worship and on…

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How to Receive Salvation
By C3 Church | 29 November 2017

WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY?   God loves you and offers His wonderful plan for your life. He desires for you to receive salvation and that no one is kept from Him. His arms are open to all who accept his invitation.  “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that…

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Read the Bible
By C3 Church | 10 October 2017

  WHY YOU SHOULD READ YOUR BIBLE.   Have you ever been really lost, without a map or GPS? It is the worst feeling: not knowing where to go or which direction to walk in.  As Christians, we don’t need to feel lost in our lives, we have been given the best GPS there is,…

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By Phil Pringle | 06 June 2017

We live in a world of so many purposes, but what actually is the true purpose for everyone’s life? Jesus Christ is the sum of all purposes. He is the reason. He is the Truth.   The following is a devotional by Ps Phil Pringle, as part of his book ‘In Him – A Daily…

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Be Water Baptised
By C3 Church | 03 November 2017

  BE ‘ALL IN.’   Be water baptised. Baptism means to immerse and overwhelm – to be all in. Jesus wants us to be fully immersed, full of and empowered by Him. God has wonderful things planned for us and He asks that we continue stepping out. God does not want you stagnant – there is…

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Eight Reasons to Be Generous Every Day
By Phil Pringle | 02 July 2018

Throughout Corinthians, Paul outlines eight reasons to be generous. This Vision Builders season and in our daily lives, we can learn from Paul’s writings to the Corinthian church.   1. Others Have Given Paul has a project. He has travelled around the churches and raised pledges from them for the poor Jerusalem church. ‘The churches…

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As for Me and My House
By Phil Pringle | 21 October 2017

 AS FOR ME Joshua 24:15   Vision always starts with a seed. Someone who plants a seed establishes a legacy. Everything begins with someone; and that someone could be you. Ps Chris reminded us how C3 started 37 years ago with only 13 people at an Easter service. And look at the amazing legacy those 13 people started!…

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Gather Together
By C3 Church | 14 October 2017

FRIENDS WITH A MISSION.   Why do we go to Church? Church is not just a building, it is group of people who gather together to follow God. It is a place of life-giving truth and encouragement. We are friends on a mission to share the good news of Jesus Christ, to live with purpose…

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Freedom Is Here – By Phil Pringle
By Phil Pringle | 23 April 2018

The Holy Spirit and freedom are often found together in Scripture. Take these verses: ‘For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.’ – Romans 8:2 (NKJV) ‘Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is…

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