Welcome to Holy Cross Anglican Church

— serving Hackett, Watson, Downer and Dickson in Canberra, Australia's bush capital

Currently our parish is without a resident Rector. The previous incumbent, The Rev'd Dr Erica Mathieson retired in early April 2018, after almost 10 years in the parish.

Our new rector will be The Rev'd Dr Tim Watson. He and his wife Kate and children Daniel and Susanna are coming from the UK. The induction service will be on Saturday 19 January. Read Bishop Trevor's announcement of our new rector here.

In the meantime the parish is being cared for by The Reverends Joan and Howard Smith. After a lifetime as priests in the Diocese of Bathurst they retired to Canberra to be closer to family. They have been active parishioners at Holy Cross for six years (since early in 2012), and agreed to take on the role as part time joint locum tenentes in order to help provide continuity of priestly leadership.

They are keenly involved in the Tuckerbox ministry, share regularly in study groups in the parish, assist in the annual parish fete, support the parish Social Justice and Environment group, and have taken services for a number of years when the Rector has been on leave. Outside the parish they also attend meetings of Christians for an Ethical Society and the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network, participate in various University of the Third Age courses in Canberra, and when available take their turn in minding their grandsons as needed.

The Rev'd Dr H.C. Smith

Regular Service times

Eucharist – Sunday at 9.00 am and Wednesday at 10.00 am. Both services are followed by morning tea.

Meditation –  3.30 pm each Wednesday in the church annex.

Baptisms, weddings, funerals

Please contact the Rector to discuss arrangements for a baptism, a wedding or a funeral.

Email: holycrosshackett@bigpond.com.
Tel:02 6248 5327