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All Souls Eucharist, Tues 2 Nov, 6pm

This year we are marking the traditional feast of All Souls Day by holding a gentle contemplative Eucharist. It will be a time to remember all the suffering and losses of this strange and challenging year, to hold before God all our loved ones who have died, and together to take a step of hope.

Join us in person or on Zoom: click here for the Zoom link.

Sunday Worship, 31 October

31 October marks our return to Sunday worship in person at Holy Cross after two months of lockdown. We will be celebrating All Saints Day at our 9am Eucharist.

Today is also our “Offering Sunday”, as we give thanks to God for all the many blessings we have received. Copies of the offering cards we’ll be using in our service can be found below.

We will be continuing to offer the option of attending all our services via Zoom for the foreseeable futures. To join us via Zoom, click here.

Have a blessed Sunday!

All-Age BBQ & Party, Sun 31 Oct 4-7pm

Fun activities: food, dance, games, music, and a celebration out of lockdown.

Programme includes:

A COVID-safe event. Free of charge, open to all faiths and none.

To book, go to www.holycrosshackett.org.au/bbq

Sustainability in the ACT: Community conversation with Shane Rattenbury

Saturday 2 October, 4pm AEST – click to join here via Zoom

ACT Attorney General and Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction Shane Rattenbury will discuss the ACT’s progress toward 100% renewable electricity, the future of gas and environmental sustainability issues one year on from the 2020 ACT election. 

He will be quizzed by young people in his electorate.

The event, part of the Sustaining Our Future Festival 2021 which is this year online, is hosted by the Social Justice and Environment Group, Holy Cross Anglican and St Margaret’s Uniting in Hackett, Canberra.

Sustaining Our Future Festival – online!

Welcome to our spring Sustainability Festival in partnership with St Margaret’s Uniting Church, which this year is entirely online. All events are free, open to all, and can be accessed via the usual Holy Cross Zoom link: https://adcg.zoom.us/j/5675297261  

As part of the Festival, below you’ll find a gallery of images that celebrate nature / sustainability / the environment and/or the challenges of community during the pandemic. There will be a special section of the gallery especially for younger members, so please encourage our Holy Cross kids / youth to submit their photos and artwork. Please email contributions to gallery@holycrosshackett.org.au

COP26 : Australia and avoiding dangerous climate change

Jamie Isbister, Ambassador for the Environment on the upcoming UN Climate Talks in Glasgow, in conversation with young people in Canberra

Saturday 18 September, 4pm AEST – click to join here via Zoom

What is COP26 and what will it achieve?

Jamie Isbister, Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment heads to Glasgow in late October as part of the Australian delegation to the United Nations conference. COP26 will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Isbister will outline the goals and challenges of the meeting as Australia comes under increased pressure to do more.

The event, part of a Sustainability Festival which is this year online, is hosted by the Social Justice and Environment Group Holy Cross Anglican and St Margaret’s Uniting in Hackett, Canberra. 

On Care for our Common Home

Do you have a passion for caring for creation? Do you want to join a dialogue with other Christians and people of goodwill from across Canberra? Then please come along to our joint study course on Pope Francis’s encyclical on integral ecology, “Laudato Si”, run jointly with Holy Rosary Catholic and St Margaret’s Uniting Churches.

“Laudato Si” is one of the most significant and intellectually compelling studies of our current climate crisis, and has been widely acclaimed by Christian and secular commentators alike. It is available free online here: https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/docume nts/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html

The course is run fortnightly on Tuesdays 7.30pm, starting 10 August. All are welcome and there is no charge. To attend please book online at: https://www.trybooking.com/BSSOB.

Anglican News from our Diocese – April 2021

The latest edition of the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn Anglican News is here. Read about an update from the recent 1-day Synod, the Palm Sunday Rally for Refugees, and news from many of our regional parishes.

Anglican News April 2021 – pdf (2MB)

Anglican News from our Diocese – March 2021

The latest issue of Anglican News features stories from our parishioners meeting for the Diocesan Lenten Study God of Compassion, and active in Mothers Union, where our Diocese will host the next state conference, 1-3 April 2022.

More stories here on #ChangetheHeart, Nungalinya College, social media and much more. Anglican News March 2021 – pdf (1.9MB)

North Canberra Nativity Festival

The North Canberra Nativity Festival is back for a second year running! Holy Cross is proud to co-host an exhibition of over 200 nativity displays and Community Carols by Candlelight with our friends at St Margaret’s and Holy Rosary.

Thursday 10th-Sunday 13th December
Exhibition 10am-5pm every day

Sunday 13th December
6.30pm Community BBQ
7.30pm Carols by Candlelight

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