We are a welcoming, Bible-based church located in the Woden Valley in the South of Canberra.
Our congregations are made up of people with a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Anyone is welcome. We are imperfect people who have found forgiveness and new life through trusting in Jesus Christ.
God’s love for us means that our doubts, fears and pride are being overcome. By his Spirit, he is changing us to serve him with gratitude, love, joy and hope. In everyday life, we seek to promote the truth and love of Jesus – doing good in service of others, and giving an answer to those who ask about the reason for the hope that is within us.
What We Believe
As a community of believers, we draw upon the evangelical Anglican tradition that upholds the Bible as the supreme authority, rule and standard of faith – containing all things necessary for salvation. We receive the Christian faith from the early, apostolic church, as expressed in the historic Creeds. These summarise what the Bible tells us is God’s great rescue plan, that: “God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself” (2 Corinthians 5:19). For “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
We invite people to explore this good news about Jesus and find God’s undeserved favour and new life in him. That expresses our purpose (mission) – to show Christ in the community so that he is honoured as Lord and Saviour.
An Anglican Church
St George’s belongs to a fellowship of Anglican churches in 165 countries that have over 85 million members, with one Lord, Jesus Christ. In the Anglican Church of Australia, the authorised standards for our beliefs include the ‘Book of Common Prayer’ and the ‘Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion’. In practice, this is expressed by the systematic reading and exposition of the Bible, responding in prayer, and by administering the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.
Our history dates back to 1967, when a congregation gathered in local Primary Schools. By 1983, the church had grown and moved into our building in Pethebridge Street, Pearce. The Parish (mission) area that was formed now covers the suburbs of Pearce, Torrens, Mawson, Farrer, Isaacs and O’Malley.
Jesus is head and chief shepherd over his church. Under him, leaders work in partnership to help the ministers (every member) to serve in our church and the wider community.
Jason Clift serves as a Pastor (Rector), overseeing the ministry and mission for our church. Jason trained for ministry at Moore Theological College and previously served as an assistant minister at churches in Normanhurst, Emu Plains and Gungahlin. Jason’s wife Meredith leads ministries with children and youth, as well as in community outreach.
St George’s belongs to a wider fellowship churches in the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn. This diocese is overseen by Bishop Mark Short, and is supported by the Anglican Diocesan Services team.
Giving to St George’s
The mission and ministry of St George’s is entirely dependent upon the regular and generous financial giving of its members. It is recommended that regular giving be provided electronically (via EFT):
Account name: St George’s Anglican Church
Account Number: 870225