Who We Are

The Anglican Parish of Holy Cross is an open and inclusive community offering contemporary liturgical worship. You will find us in the suburb of Hackett on the north side of Canberra, Australia's bush capital. We have been here since 1963 when Hackett was founded as a suburb.

Some of our members have been with us since the beginning and now bring their grandchildren along. Others are young families newly arrived. Most of our parishioners live in the surrounding suburbs of Hackett, Watson, Downer and Dickson. Others travel further to be with us.

We are in partnership with St Margaret's Uniting Church and share premises with them on 'the holy roundabout' on the corner of Antill Street and Phillip Avenue. We have combined services and activities from time to time.This cooperation spans decades and is the longest of its type in the Canberra region.

Our regular Eucharist services are at 9.00 am on Sundays and 10.30 am on Wednesdays. Both are followed by morning tea. The Sunday service includes a children's ministry. There is also a meditation group and occasional quiet days.

You are very welcome to visit and to join us.

Our vision

Holy Cross is an inclusive Anglican community celebrating Christian life and sharing it with others. We strive to serve the needs of our local communities and beyond.

We are a multicultural mixed-age congregation, committed to supporting each other in our Christian journey and sharing our faith with the wider community. We cooperate closely, share facilities and hold some combined services with St Margaret's Uniting Church.

Our mission statement

We are a congregation in the Anglican tradition.
We are a welcoming, open and inclusive community.
We offer contemporary liturgical worship.
We value faith exploration.
We seek growth in our life.
We care for one another.
We are committed to serve our local communities and the world.
We share an ecumenical relationship with St Margaret's Uniting Church.

Our activities

Parish support of St John's Care, Reid
Tuckerbox food outlet
Bible studies
Pastoral care network
Mothers' Union
Walking group
Stitching group
Garden group
Community talks on topics of interest
A variety of social activities