We are a church located in Woden in the South of Canberra. We draw upon the evangelical heritage of the Anglican tradition.
Our vision as a church is to show Christ in the community, so that He is honoured as Lord and Saviour.
We believe Jesus Christ is God’s King, who was crucified for our sin and gloriously resurrected as Lord of all the nations. We are promised that he will come to judge the world and that now he offers forgiveness and new life to everyone.
The Lord Jesus Christ builds his church through God’s Word by His Holy Spirit. Jesus is our head and chief shepherd. Under him, the leaders in our church work in partnership with the Parish Council to help the ministers (every member) to serve in our church life and the wider community.
Rector – Jason Clift
Jason and his wife Meredith have been at St George’s since mid 2014. Jason oversees the congregations on Wednesday and Sunday Mornings. Meredith leads ministry with children and youth, as well as community outreach.
Associate Minister – David Piok
David came from Southern Sudan. He was ordained in Canberra in 2007 and serves the Dinka congregation on Sunday afternoons.
We uphold the Christian faith received from the early, apostolic church, as set forth in the three historic Creeds (of which the Anglican ‘Thirty-Nine Articles’ are a general exposition). This faith is founded in the Bible as our ultimate rule and standard for life. We therefore proclaim the gospel of God’s grace (unmerited mercy) centred on Jesus Christ. In this way, we seek to obey his great commission in making disciples of Jesus who follow his teaching by the enabling of the Holy Spirit. We value the systematic exposition of God’s Word in all the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, and administer the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.
When we gather as a church, we may re-affirm our faith in the form of a creed.
Our history dates back to 20 August 1967, when a small congregation of 8 people gathered at the Pearce Primary School with Bishop Cecil Warren in a newly created Provisional District of St George’s, covering Pearce, Torrens, Mawson and Farrer.