An image of the entrance of Saint George's Anglican Church

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Everyone is very welcome to visit St George’s which is located in South Canberra. Just come as you are. Visitors sometimes come simply to check out what happens at church, and that’s fine with us! There is no need to dress up or wear anything special.

If you are new to Canberra or to the Woden area, we would love to give you a welcome basket of goodies. Just let us know!

How do I find out more about Jesus and the Christian faith?

The best place to start is to read Mark, one of the biographies of Jesus’ life in the Bible.  It is also helpful to come along to a short course to explore with others the big story of the Christian faith about Jesus. No prior knowledge is assumed, and you can ask any question you like. A good video summary and answers to questions is available on the Christianity Explored website. Another excellent site that provides answers to frequently asked questions is christianity.net.au

What happens at a church service?

Church meetings are a bit like the family gathering of God’s people. They go for about 1.5 hours, including morning tea.  When we meet we:

Hear from God: We want to listen to God speak, so the Bible is read aloud from the front and a speaker spends time exploring the things we read together and how they apply to our lives.

Talk to God:We spend time talking to God in prayer, usually led by someone out the front.

Sing together: We sing songs that remind us about who God is and what he’s done.

Food, Drink and Chat: After each meeting we stay around to enjoy time together along with a cup of tea or coffee. It’s a chance to meet new people or to ask the speaker any questions.

You are our guest, which means that you won’t be put on the spot or asked to do anything you are uncomfortable with.

What if I don’t believe all this yet?

You can take your time to explore about who Jesus is, and what it means to have a relationship with God. There is opportunity to ask questions and chat over tea or coffee. We can also provide resources to help you. Our church aims to be a place where people can check things out, whether sceptics or committed believers, so everybody is welcome to come along – yes, even you!

How can I connect more with the church?

You can fill out a ‘Connect Card’ available from the church foyer, and also speak with the ministry staff, or a parish councillor. There are various events that you can attend. We especially want to help you to know Jesus better, and enjoy the forgiveness, freedom and transformation that he brings into our lives.

Our first priority is to care for those in our local area, so if there is an Anglican church closer to you, we may refer you to them for assistance.

What if I have a disability?

Everyone is welcome at our church, and we aim to be accessible for anyone with special needs. For those with limited mobility, our building is accessible from the front driveway apron, using double entry doors. There is also a wheel-chair accessible toilet at either end of the building.

Who should I contact for further information?

In the first instance, please contact the church office.  We will then be able to provide you with the relevant information and any other contact details you need.

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