St John’s Anglican church (1841), which dates back to the earliest days of European settlement in this area, is alive in the twenty-first century with people of all ages. We look forward to welcoming you to our worship, community life and other activities. The church is open daily for prayer, reflection and visitors.


Because of COVID-19 our St John's community is connecting with one other via YouTube, Website, Facebook, email, phone, Zoom (a video conferencing platform), etc.

*   Join us via YouTube in your lounge room or study to hear the Scriptures set for the Fifth Sunday in Lent 5 being read, a homily 'Hope in challenging times' by Canon Margaret, prayers of intercession and songs chosen by our stjohns@6 worship leader.

*   Join us for Morning Prayer at 9 am on Tuesday 31 March via Zoom which is a video conferencing platform. You will need to sign up for Zoom (which is free) and email Paul at so he can send you an invitation. If this is popular we will add other days

*   Be nourished and sustained through Daily Payer by quick and easy access to the Anglican Daily Offices on your smart phone or tablet. Download the 'epray daily' app free from your app store. Log into the app with the four-digit parish access code, set your default Bible (NRSV) and you’re ready to go! The parish’s code is 6571.

Pray at home, connect online, practice social distancing, love and be kind to neighbours and strangers.  MORE...

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People have worshipped God at St John's for more than 175 years. All are welcome as we seek to respond to God who in Jesus took human form and reached out to us.


Sunday@9.30 is for families and people of all ages. We share the Eucharist (Holy Communion), enjoy the company of others and there are fun, Christ centred programs for children and youth.


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stjohns@6 is a Sunday evening church. While open to all, it is aimed at students and young professionals. Explore what being a disciple of Jesus is all about in the ocean of postmodern life.



Hardship and setback can strike anyone—an unexpected crisis, the loss of a job, health problems, family breakdown and a number of other reasons. We are here to help and support all people.

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St John's is a popular destination for many couples, especially those requiring a more intimate worship space.


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The closure of worship and other parish activities will have significant financial implications for the parish. We are urging parishioners to commence online giving if they are not doing so already.


St John's Schoolhouse Museum

Step back to the days of slate boards, slate pencils, blackboards, chalk and inkwells at the St John’s Schoolhouse Museum.


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In October 2019 the 1960's asbestos roof tiles on St John's church (1841) were replaced with Welsh slate. The church continues to be a symbol of faith and hope in our Canberra community. We invite you to help preserve St John's church for future generations.  MORE...

St John's Precinct is an oasis in the heart of the Nation's capital. Looking for a church community? New to Canberra? You will find people here from all over Canberra. Come and see if St John's is a fit for you!



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