Our History

 

St George's Anglican Church, Sketch 2009

St George’s started on 20 August 1967, when a small congregation of 8 people gathered at the Pearce Primary School with Bishop Cecil Warren in this newly created Provisional District of St George’s, covering Pearce, Torrens, Mawson and Farrer. There was one service each Sunday morning. This remained the case for the next 15 years. Small Bible study groups were also established as an integral part of the St George’s community.

A rectory was constructed in the late 1970s and in February 1982, the decision was taken to acquire a church building. This was designed and built over the next couple of years and St George’s Anglican Church was formally licensed on 13 December 1983.  A large youth ministry met from 1984 through to the early 1990s. By that time, some who were by then young adults went out into ministry to other congregations and to the mission field.

The ministry to all age groups in our congregations continued with a new focus in the late 1990s. The ‘3 Cs’ were incorporated into the life of St George’s: Communion – meeting with God, Community – meeting with each other, Commission – meeting with the world. A ministry at Goodwin Village Farrer was established in 2003 with a meeting held there each Friday.  In 2005, as the 10am congregation reached capacity in the church building, a Saturday@6pm congregation was planted.  At the same time, the Sunday afternoon Dinka congregation was established. In 2007, David Piok was ordained to lead this congregation.

The church facilities were expanded through the 2000s. The building as it is now was completed in 2009: the extensions included a chapel, meeting and children’s ministry rooms, office space, a new kitchen and toilets. A large community space or hall was also constructed, linking the original church building and the other meeting rooms.

In 2015, the congregations were restructured to include three gatherings every week, as well as a range of small groups, and a Kid’s Church program. St George’s continues to be a welcoming and loving church that seeks to show Christ in the community.