St John's Anglican Church
St John's Anglican Church 01-10-2015 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St John's Anglican Church - Evening 01-10-2015 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St John's Anglican Church, Canberra

Reid, ACT 2612

Church Information

Church Name: St John's Anglican Church, Canberra
Church Previous Name: Church of St John the Baptist
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: Constitution Ave & Anzac Park, Reid ACT 2612, Australia
Suburb: Reid
State: ACT
Postcode: 2612
Foundation Stone Laid: 11-05-1841
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Notice board records: Foundation stone laid - 11/5/1841; Church consecrated - 12/3/1845; St John's Churchyard consecrated 1845.

No formal Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

Date Opened: 12-03-1845
Date Closed: unknown


St John's Anglican Church, Canberra was in use prior to its consecration on 12/3/1845.The graveyard is distinctive as it is the only one in Canberra adjoining a church. 853 burials took place in St John's between May 1844 and December 1998. Those buried include shepherds and a Governor General. Earliest marked grave dates from 1845. A book on the history of St John's, "Firm Still You Stand" by A H Body is available. Photographs uploaded 26/11/2016.
Last Updated: Saturday 7th March, 2020