We acknowledge the triune God, the Creator of heaven and earth and God’s ownership of all things (Psalm 24:1).

We recognise that God gave stewardship of these lands upon which we meet to the First Nations Peoples of this country (Acts 17:26). In God’s sovereignty, God has allowed other groups to migrate to these shores.

We acknowledge the cultures of our First Nations Peoples and are thankful for the community that we share together now.

We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this land and their elders, both past and present, and those who are rising up to become leaders.

Rev Neville Naden

Holy Cross Anglican Church is in North Canberra on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country. We acknowledge the custodianship of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri Peoples, and their elders, of the country on which we are situated. We humbly hope to repent for past and present wrongs done to the First Peoples of this region, to work towards justice and reconciliation, and to work with and learn from their custodianship of Country, on our shared path towards fulfilling God’s plan for the renewal of all Creation.

Sermon on the occasion of 26 January


  • Common Grace holds many resources, tools and reflections dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice and for reconciliation.
  • Anglican Board of Mission strives to channel the generous giving of the wider church to equip Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican leaders to carry out the work they are called to do.
  • Walk Alongside is a church toolkit for reconciliation produced by Reconciliation Australia and World Vision.