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 for private prayer and reflection only.

Connect online with our St John's community

Because of COVID-19 we are connecting with one other via YouTube, Website, Facebook, Weekly Newsletter, Email, Zoom (a video conferencing platform), etc. Even though we can't worship in our church building and gather together at this time, you can still be a part of our St John's community.

  • Sunday, 7 June - Trinity Sunday - join us via YouTube in your lounge room or study for worship, including a sermon by Canon Paul Black. Our stjohns@6 Music Leader Monish Gunalan will put together some favourite hymns and music.

  • Sunday, 7 June – Morning Tea online – Are you missing seeing familiar faces? Make a cuppa, raid the fridge and jump onto Zoom to catch up with your church family - just like old times after church but different! See, hear and interact with others. From 10.30 am on Sundays click the Zoom link HERE...

  • Join us for Morning Prayer at 9 am Tuesday to Saturday via Zoom. We use 'A Prayer Book for Australia' and the NRSV Bible. For the link click HERE...

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

St John's Care Anglican Canberra

Hardship and setback can strike anyone—an unexpected crisis, the loss of a job, health problems, family breakdown and a number of other reasons. Our Centre is still open and we are here to help and support all people. Tel: 02 6248 7771


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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.


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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 Parish Office is closed. You are welcome to contact Canons Paul, Margaret and Kevin on their mobiles.

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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.


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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The closure of worship and other parish activities has significant financial implications for the parish. Read a letter from the Presiding Member of Parish Council.


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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.



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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 by supporting our 2020 National Trust - St John's Church Heritage Conservation Fund Appeal. Donations are tax-deductible. 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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St John's Schoolhouse Museum

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