The Lamerton Centre: a building for St Philip's care

The Lamerton Centre is a new building completed in the St Philip grounds in 2013 and named in honour of the Revd Robert Lamerton, Rector of St Philip's 1999-2008.

Lamerton Centre

The Lamerton Centre provides:
  • Storage for St Philip's Care at Northbourne
    St Philip's Care at Northbourne has been an outreach ministry of the Parish for sixteen years, coordinated by the Reverend Robin Moore and supported by helpers from the parish and wider community. The Centre provides a weekly meal, pastoral care, fellowship and advocacy. There is an urgent need for storage space on the St Philip's site to support this work.
  • A meeting room with kitchenette
    The multi-purpose space is for Parish committee meetings, extension of Pandora's Pre-loved Fashions when it's open, Sunday morning tea facilities, and Parish groups and gatherings of all kinds.
  • Accommodation for St Philip's Care at St Philip's
    for example with ESL classes, play groups, and migrant and refugee support. The meeting room will be available for hire when convenient.

Following ground work and site preparation, the main structure of the building was installed 16-18 July. The building's first important use was for the Twilight Fair in November 2013.

The Centre is at the north end of the courtyard adjacent to the car park—also enlarged and improved as part of this project. Together with new gates, it allows the courtyard to be enclosed for the safety of children's activities, yet with good access for deliveries and public gatherings.

The courtyard was also renovated in time for the opening of the Centre!

The Centre was officially opened and dedicated on Saturday 20 September 2014, by the Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn, the Rt Revd Stuart Robinson.