Serving the Community


Tuckerbox is a food outlet designed to assist people struggling to meet their budgets. The food is provided by Foodbank NSW. Pensioners, people living with disabilities, and working families on tight budgets are members of Tuckerbox.

The annex at the back of the church is transformed into a small grocery and afternoon tea centre on Saturdays from 2 pm to 4 pm. Groceries, bread, dairy products and fresh fruit and vegetables are available for a nominal handling fee. Holy Cross volunteers manage and run Tuckerbox. Participation is by an annual membership fee of $2 per family.

All are welcome to drop in for afternoon tea, a chat, to browse and to shop.

St John's Care

Holy Cross actively supports the work of St John's Care in Reid in assisting the poor and homeless of Canberra. Members of the congregation donate groceries at each Sunday morning service. The parish also makes regular financial donations to St John's Care and some members volunteer their time.


Holy Cross encourages its members to support all aspects of the work of Anglicare for caring for those in need in the local region.

ACT for Peace

Internationally, Holy Cross supports ACT for Peace and the Christmas Bowl, programs of the National Council of Churches in Australia. These programs include overseas disaster relief, development projects and advocacy for peace, justice and ecological wellbeing.