National Trust - St John's Church Heritage Conservation Appeal Fund

 For over 170 years St John’s parishioners and others have had the privilege of preserving the fabric and furnishings of the heritage church (1841), churchyard, schoolhouse and landscape for future generations.

Since the church's listing on the ACT Heritage Register in 2004 significant work has been undertaken on the foundations, water management, lighting, stained glass windows, replacing crumbling stonework and general maintenance. From July to October 2019 the 1960 asbestos roof tiles on the church were replaced with Welsh slate costing nearly $400,000. Further conservation work is beyond the capacity of the congregation at this time. 

We invite donors who have benefited from the foresight and selfless dedication of others to continue the conservation of the church and its precinct. This will enable it to remain a vibrant and active centre for worship and community and will allow future generations to engage with Canberra’s continuing history.



Tax deductible donations are welcome through the National Trust–St John’s Church Heritage Conservation Appeal Fund. The Fund is administered by honorary trustees and no funds can be spent on the normal running costs of the parish. There are 4 ways to give:

1.  You can donate online and receive a tax deductible receipt via email.

2.  Bank transfer:

BSB Number:        702.389

Account Number:   05202626

Account Name:      Heritage Appeal

To receive a tax deductible receipt you must send an email to

3.  Ring the parish office on 02 6248 8399 with your credit card number.


4.  Download a donation form and send a cheque to St John's, GPO Box 219 Canberra  ACT  2601.

In 1960 asbestos tiles replaced deteriorated timber shingles on the St John's roof. From July to October 2019 the asbestos tiles were replaced with Welsh slate costing nearly $400,000. We give thanks for all those who have generously contributed to the new roof.  MORE...



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