Parish of Manuka South Canberra
Building for Our Future
Since its foundation in 1938, St Paul’s Anglican Church at Manuka has been ‘growing up’ with the national capital. Despite the uncertainties of the 1930s, the Anglican community of South Canberra pursued an ambitious vision to build a church of significance in a community and capital city yet to develop. Their vision for St Paul’s was ambitious and confident. How thrilled those pioneers of St Paul’s would be to have seen St Paul’s develop over the years into not only a vibrant parish church, but also as a venue for royal visits and other occasions of national and diocesan significance!
Successive generations of parishioners and benefactors have contributed to the development of the Parish Church and its site. This has included significant developments such as the completion of the sanctuary in the postwar years, the construction of the parish centre, both rectories, enhancement of the organ, the choir gallery, the extension of the west end of the church, landscaping and the installation of bells in the tower.
St Paul’s is once again in need of the support of parishioners and friends of the parish to pursue an ambitious and confident vision for the revitalisation of our parish site.
The St Paul’s Manuka Building Fund is a legacy project that will live on for decades to come.
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To maintain and develop our fine tradition of sacred music, liturgy and our vibrant community life, we need better facilities. The present generation of parishioners and friends of St Paul’s now faces the challenge of further developing our parish site to support the ongoing ministry and mission of the parish.
This first stage will cost around $5 million. We need your financial support to turn this exciting vision into a much-needed reality. This vision will only become a reality through the financial support of parishioners and friends of St Paul’s, which is just how St Paul’s Church was built; through the generous giving of benefactors and the fundraising efforts of parishioners.