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Sunday 28 January: Aboriginal Sunday

North Canberra Nativity Festival, 7-11 December

Join us for the fabulous North Canberra Nativity Festival this weekend … and remind yourself of the meaning of the season!

There’s something for everyone on the Festival programme this year – including probably the best Carols by Candlelight in the Inner North.

For more info, check out the Festival FaceBook page.

Choir Concert: “Songs of Heaven and Earth”

Join us for a fabulous concert featuring Holy Cross & St Margaret’s Good Faith Choir (directed by Susan Reid) and Canberra Community Voices (directed by Ken Teoh).

Tickets by donation (recommended $15, $10 concession) are available at www.holycrosshackett.org.au/concert

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Join us for Christmas at Holy Cross!

Hackett’s 60th Birthday Party – Saturday 28 October, 3-8pm

We are honoured to be holding Hackett’s 60th Birthday Party on the church grounds, co-hosted with the Hackett Community Association and our friends from St Margaret’s Uniting Church. It’s going to be an amazing community occasion, and everyone is welcome!

Featuring FREE kids entertainment (bouncy castle, face painting, Funky Fairy), a wide range of food trucks, and live performances including:

  • 3.00pm: student bands from Dickson College
  • 4.00pm: CAKE CUTTING AND “HAPPY BIRTHDAY HACKETT”
  • 4.15pm: Good Faith Choir – gospel / world music
  • 4.30pm: Folk Dance Canberra
  • 4.40pm: local piano students including rising star JJ Neeman
  • 5.15pm: Broad Spectrum – folk / rock / blues
  • 6.15pm: a breezy summer set from a Mystery Local Celebrity
  • 7.00pm: Chris Van Der Wielen Trio – classic hits from 1963 to 2013

Plus classical music by members of the ACT Youth Orchestra and local performers

Also featuring the HACKETT SQUARES community art show – enter your 30cm square artwork and win a cash prize! Entries close Wednesday 26 October.

Sunday 17 September, 9.30am – Celebrating 60 Years

On Sunday 17 September we are celebrating our 60th anniversary with a special Holy Cross Day Eucharist at 9.30am, presided by Bishop Mark.

The service will include music from the Good Faith Choir, a confirmation, and the reception of a member into the Anglican Church of Australia.

Following the Eucharist, all are welcome to join us for a “chicken and champagne” lunch. We look forward to seeing you there!

Christmas in July in June

Our Christmas in July is on once again on Friday 30 June, with beautiful carols, warming mulled wine, a Christmas feast, and plenty of cheer!

6pm winter carols (free, no registration required)
7pm Christmas feast (Adults $20, Kids $5). Please register at www.holycrosshackett.org.au/christmas to join us for dinner.

Easter Services

We would love to see you this Easter!

Our services are:
April 2, Palm Sunday
9am with a procession of Palm Crosses
April 6, Maundy Thursday
7.30pm: Last Supper with communion and foot-washing
April 7, Good Friday
9am: Ecumenical Service with St Margaret’s Uniting Church
2pm: Meditation at the Cross
April 8, Easter Saturday
7pm: Easter Vigil
April 9, Easter Sunday
9am: Family Eucharist

Please join us and bring your family and friends!

Welcome to Lent!

On Tuesday 21 February, join the Holy Cross church family for our famous all-age Pancake Party! Sign up online at www.holycrosshackett.org.au/pancakes (to help us with numbers) .. or just turn up on the day.

  • 5.30pm: a short all-age time of prayer and praise (for those who wish)
  • 6.00pm: pancakes, fun and games
  • $5 adults, free for kids – pay online, or cash / card on the door.

On Wednesday 22 February, come along to a special meditative time of prayer, and receive the traditional sign of ash on your forehead as a symbol of your desire to make a good Lent.

  • 10am: Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
  • 6pm: Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

And from Monday 27 February, please do join one of our many Lent Study Groups for a six week Missional Spirituality course (click here to buy a copy of our Lent book). Take some time out of your busy week for prayerful reflection, to make some great new friends, and learn more about how we can join in with what God is doing in the world around us. Sign up online at www.holycrosshackett.org.au/lent

  • Monday night: Hackett home group
  • Tuesday night: Ainslie home group
  • Wednesday night: online group
  • Thursday 10.30am: onsite at Holy Cross Hackett

Welcome to Christmas at Holy Cross!

Our fabulous programme of Christmas events is out now – featuring:

  • Saturday 26 November, 2.30pm: Choir Concert – “Songs of Heaven & Earth”
  • Sunday 27 November, 9.30am: Advent Sunday Eucharist, joint with St Margaret’s Uniting Church
  • Sunday 27 November, 7pm: Darkness Into Light
  • Sunday 4 December, 5pm: Family Christmas Time Out
  • Friday 9 – Monday 12 December: North Canberra Nativity Festival (also on Facebook)

And much much more! Check out the posters below for more information.

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