We are a welcoming church located in the Woden area in the South of Canberra.
We draw upon the evangelical heritage of the Anglican tradition. We value clear, relevant teaching from the Bible and the simple use of authorised liturgy.
Our purpose as a church is to show Christ in the community, so that He is honoured as Lord and Saviour.
Jesus is our head and chief shepherd. Under him, our leaders work in partnership to help the ministers (every member) to serve in our church and the wider community.
Jason Clift serves as pastor (Parish Rector) to oversee the ministry and mission for our Sunday and Wednesday congregations. Jason trained for ministry at Moore Theological College, and previously served as an assistant minister at churches in Normanhurst (4 years), Emu Plains (5 years) and Gungahlin (2.5 years), before being appointed to St George’s Pearce in 2014. Jason’s wife Meredith leads ministries with children, youth and women within the church, as well as seeking to foster community outreach.
What We Believe
The Lord Jesus Christ builds his church through God’s Word by His Holy Spirit. 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.
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 the Bible, 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 the suburbs of Pearce, Torrens, Mawson and Farrer.