Ecumenical Service for Parliament 2017

On Tuesday 7th February 2017 at St Christopher’s Cathedral, Forrest there will be an Ecumenical Service to commemorate the commencement of the Australian Parliament for 2017. The event will commence at 7.30am and conclude at approximately 8.15am.

The Parliamentary Christian Fellowship has issued an invitation to all Churches reminding us that this service is an opportunity to remember our privileges and responsibilities before God and to ask for His blessing on our nation. As with previous services, it is anticipated that lessons will be read by the Governor General, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. The Sermon will be delivered by the Rev David Campbell, Senior Minister of the Presbyterian Church of St Andrew, Forrest.

There will be limited parking available from 7am to 8.30am in the grounds of the Catholic Education Office (Opposite the Cathedral, 52-54 Franklin St). Parking can also be accessed from the public parking available in the Manuka area.

Please rsvp by email or to Sarah on (08) 8205 1040 to confirm your attendance.

Christmas Services 2016


Here’s a list of Uniting Church Christmas services in the Canberra Region Presbytery (CRP). All are welcome to come and join in. Churches are listed under NSW town or Canberra suburb. If you cannot see a CRP church in this list, contact details can be found by going to the Congregations tab in the main menu.

2-4 Caitlin Ave.
Christmas Day 9.30am

cnr Gipps & Upper Streets
Christmas Eve 5.30pm
Christmas Day 10.00am

St Columba’s, Cnr Fawkner/Farrer Sts
Christmas Eve 8.00pm (at Canberra City Church)
Christmas Day 9.00am

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For such a time as this – booklet is a call to prayer

From Canberra Region Presbytery Chairperson, Vanessa Crimmins

for such a time cmykLate last year the Catholic Women’s Commission contacted the Presbytery to ask if we would be interested in doing something about family violence.  We, along with the Anglicans, were invited to meet together to discuss what could be done.  At the first meeting, I asked Ranjini Wickramaratne-Rebera from Gungahlin Uniting Church and Community Centre and Delia Quigley from Tuggeranong Uniting to attend with me.

The result of that initial meeting is the booklet, For Such a Time As This. It is this Presbytery’s contribution to An Ecumenical Response to Domestic Violence, “For Such a Time As This,” which is being held by the Catholic Commission of Women, on 18 June, 9.30am to 4pm (BYO lunch) at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Barton – more information on this event follows the description of the booklet and its call to prayer below. See also here. Download flyer

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Easter Services 2016

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Listed here are services taking place in Canberra Region this week. If the church you would like to attend is not listed here, please go to the menu where you can look up congregations and their contact details to find out more.

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Queanbeyan Live Christmas Nativity Trail

Nativity trail pic

Download the flyer here: Nativity trail flyer A4 2015

The Queanbeyan Live Christmas Nativity Trail celebrates its third year with five churches taking part in 2015, and will be held on Sunday 20 December from 4pm to 6pm. Everyone is invited to begin by hearing the Roman census proclamation at the Salvation Army, then pick up a passport and map and take a walking tour of the interactive Nativity Scenes (including live participants) at:

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