About St Philip's

The Building

At St Philip's, we glorify God and make disciples by creating a community where we live the love of Christ.

"Come and see" said Jesus' friend Philip when Nathaniel asked him about Jesus. It was Philip who introduced the boy with the loaves and fish to Jesus. Later Philip welcomed some Greek visitors who were looking for Jesus. Philip also asked Jesus about the way to the Father. We invite you to "come and see" what the good news of Jesus Christ is all about here at St Philip's!

Our services are in the Anglican tradition. The services are friendly and relaxed, while valuing our liturgical and musical heritage. Click here for information about service times.

St Philip's is in inner north Canberra near the Australian National University and the City. (Address and map here.) The church has grown with the O'Connor area since the beginning of the suburb and has been a spiritual home for many.

You may call the Rector on mobile: 0478 619 911.

As we follow Christ we value:

Inclusion — We respect the individual and embrace and honour diversity.

Relevance — We promote Christ as central for our community, our world, and ourselves.

Caring — We share Christ's love through welcome, hospitality, service, and stewardship.

Relationships — We build nurturing connections with God, each other, and the wider community.

Worship — We provide a space for people to celebrate and grow in the healing love and grace of Christ.

(From the St Philip's Parish Plan 2023-25).

Community focus

Pandora's Pre-loved Fashions, Saturdays, 10am-1pm, Lamerton Centre at St Philip's.
Our second life clothing bargain store. Best quality for ladies, men, children and babes; large and small sizes. Staffed by parishioners and members of the community, Pandora's is a relaxed, friendly place convenient for all shoppers. Fund raised by Pandora's support the Paris and its outreach to the community. Read more.

SPK Early Learning Centre
The SPK Early Learning Centre is a professional, non-profit, community organisation, which operates in the parish hall, independently from the church. It has an extensive pre-school program and cares for children aged 2 to 5 years. Tel. 6248 9868., email: director@spklearning.com.au

Aged Care
St Philips provides regular Eucharist and spritual fellowship for residents of the Sir Leslie Morshead Manor and Canberra Aged Care (Kankinya)

The Rector of St Philip's is a board member of the Australian National University Chaplaincy and we seek to support the chaplaincy ministry in the University.

St John's Care
With donations of food, time, and money we offer support to St John's Care operated by the neighbouring Parish of Reid.

Local missions
Every two years, we select a local care service to support with money and prayer, presently Raw Potential, which empowers local disadvantaged youth by providing non-judgmental support and opportunities for their future.