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Spring BBQ and party!

It’s a season of longer days, warmer weather, and … pumpkins?! Once more our families and friends are gathering for a spring barbecue and firepit, party games and a touch of spooky fun. Kids’ costumes are encouraged!

Join us from 4.30-7.30pm.

All are welcome!

Community, food, fun and fabulous wares at our Holy Cross fete!

Join us one and all for a fabulous day at Holy Cross Hackett on Sat 19 Nov. Our fete is back for another year, with new games, activities and stalls, and all the wonderful things you have come to enjoy from Holy Cross. Join us from 11-3.30pm for food, activities, fine wares, Christmas goods, and our famous Holy Cross book stall. Join us on the day or reach out to us at events@holycrosshackett.org.au for more details.

Democracy and Jazz for Sustaining Our Future

We are excited to welcome Tim Hollo for an evening of jazz and participatory democracy to address the crises of our world.

Tim’s new book will help us start a conversation about how to bring a new world into being.

7-9pm Saturday 24 September

This event is part of the Sustaining Our Future Festival

Hanging t-shirt with image of world map

Sustaining Our Future Festival

Our North Canberra Sustainability Festival is back 24-25 Sept, bigger than ever.

Saturday will see a popup market, workshops, kids’ activities, a fabulous session on ethical fashion, followed by an evening of Living Democracy and live jazz with community leader Tim Hollo. On Sunday, we celebrate Creation with our joint Holy Cross and St Margaret’s Creation Sunday worship.

Saturday Program

11am-4pm Pop-up Market

  • Conservation, sustainable living and community stalls, kids’ craft, sustainable food and drink, ethical coffee and fair trade goods.

11.30am-1.30pm e-bike rides!

Mini workshops:

  • 11.30am Labyrinth spirituality
  • 12pm Mosaic making
  • 12.30pm Roving Regenerators composting workshop
  • 12.30pm Mosaics in Christian history (presented by Dr Monica Short)
  • 2pm Labyrinth spirituality

12-4pm Ethical fashion repair cafe and slow fashion op-shop: register here

  • 12-4pm Textile repair cafe (drop in)
  • 12-4pm Slow fashion op-shop

4-5pm Sustainable Fashion Q&A: register here

7-9 pm Living Democracy in practice, and live jazz with Tim Hollo: register here

Sunday 25 September 9.30am: Creation Sunday worship

Festival celebration

Parish Staycation Weekend, 13-14 August

Amidst this unpredictable winter, our parish ‘retreat’ will be a weekend of fellowship, fun and prayer right here at home.

We have put together an exciting program! Attendance is free – please sign up at www.holycrosshackett.org.au/weekend if you haven’t already put your name down on a sign-up sheet.

Saturday 13 August

MORNING (Church Annex)

  • 9.00-9.45: breakfast (coffee, fruit, pastries)
  • 9.45-10: Morning Prayer
  • 10.00-12.00: Drawing Close to Jesus – spiritual session
  • 10.00-12.00 (younger kids): games, movie

LUNCH

  • hospitality in homes (for those who wish) – please make sure you register or email if you are hoping to join us

AFTERNOON (Mt Majura, then Church)

  • 3.00: All Age Walk (with scavenger hunt for kids)
  • 5.00: fire pit, hot chocolate marshmallows
  • 6.00: supper – soup, sourdough, slice
  • 7.00 (optional): games in the Annex

Sunday 14 August (Church, then Belconnen)

  • 9.00: All Age Church Family Service
  • 11.00: games and BBQ at John Knight Memorial Park, Lake Ginninderra – BYO meet and salad – drinks, plates and sauce provided
Christmas image with PNG Bird of Paradise on bauble

Christmas in July is back

Join Holy Cross, the Good Faith Choir and the PNG Perovata Singers of Canberra in celebrating Christmas in July and the Coming of the Light, from 5.15pm 1st July.

5.15pm Firepit, kids’ games and marshmallows

6pm Carols for Winter Christmas and the Coming of the Light

7pm Christmas Feast with traditional foods from Australia, PNG and around the world

ABM Myanmar event image

Pentecost Sunday Taize and ABM fundraiser for Myanmar

Our joint Pentecost service with St Margaret’s is 9.30am 5 June. In addition, Holy Cross is delighted to host an ABM fundraiser for people of Myanmar suffering from Covid-19 and military repression. Anglican Board of Mission Canberra is working through its Anglican partner, the Church of the Province of Myanmar, leading this initiative.

  • Join us for a special ecumenical Taizé service at 5pm
  • Hear first-hand (illustrated) stories from ABM’s 2020 pilgrimage to Myanmar.
  • Enjoy a sumptuous supper of authentic Myanmar food with wine or fruit juice (no charge).
  • Have an opportunity to donate to the ABM’s tax-deductible Myanmar Emergency appeal (cash or credit card). (This event is now over).

National Reconciliation Week services: ACT joint churches and at Holy Cross

Ecumenical service of reconciliation and healing at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

This year the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity coincides with National Reconciliation Week. ACT Churches have organised an ecumenical service of reconciliation and healing, followed by refreshments.

4.30pm Sunday 29 May
Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
15 Blackall Street, Barton

All are welcome to gather for the lighting of the fire at 4pm at the Meeting Place fire circle. The service will begin outside at 4.30pm, before moving inside to the Chapel after sunset at 5pm.

The service will include an act of acknowledgement and commemoration led by Making Peas/ce reconiliation ministry, focussing on colonial era conflicts.

Please invite your friends and download and share the poster.

At this time, the ACT Churches Council invite all Canberra churches to reflect on how to listen to the “Uluru Statement from the Heart” and respond in real and practical ways.

Our 9am morning service at Holy Cross Hackett on Sunday 29 May will focus on how Holy Cross can respond to the call from the Uluru Statement from the Heart, reflect on our journey and commitment for reconciliation, and understand our own place in this wider story.

From Grief to Hope

From Grief to Hope: an evening of music, words and dance from Exalt Collective and Holy Cross

Exalt, a brilliant young Christian arts collective, are partnering with Holy Cross for an evening of music, words and dance: “From Grief To Hope”.

7-9 pm Saturday 4 June 2022

Featuring an all-star jazz quartet with local legends Con Campbell and Mike Dooley (and the Rector on drums). Bookings are now open online.

Mohammed Ali is Founder and President of HelpingACT

Lunch with Canberra Citizen of the Year

Canberra Citizen of the Year 2022, Mohammed Ali, has been recognised for his work as a member of the ACT Refugee Asylum Seeker and Humanitarian Coordination Committee, and for establishing HelpingACT

We are delighted to welcome Canberra Citizen of the Year, Mohammed Ali, President and founder of Helping ACT, to speak at our Senior’s Lunch on 30 March.

Join us for a morning of fellowship and worship.

  • 10.00am: Service of Holy Communion (for those who wish)
  • 10.45am: Morning Tea
  • 11.00am: speaker – Canberra Citizen of the Year 2022 Mohammed Ali 
  • 12.00pm: chicken and champagne lunch
  • Suggestion donation (at the door): $10 

Please register at to join us using the form below or at: holycrosshackett.org.au/lunch

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