Welcome to St. Paul's Anglican Church, Bakery Hill

Hello and welcome to the website of St. Paul's Anglican Church, Ballarat!
Our parish church of St. Paul's is situated on Bakery Hill (Ballarat East) with magnificent views of the city of Ballarat. It was founded in 1854 at the height of the gold rush in Ballarat and surrounding towns and since then it has served as an oasis of peace and tranquillity in Ballarat East for people of all nationalities and ages as they gather in its magnificent interior to celebrate God and what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. Read more

Parish History
Vision Statement

Mission Statement



Diocesan Prayer for 2017:

"Year of Living Stones and Living Hope"

Bountiful God,
You are always more willing to give generously that we ever desire or deserve. We thank you for the many blessings you give us especially the gift of faith and the hope of glory. As we embark on our journey may we each be like living stones, rejoicing in the hope you have shown us in the person of Jesus Christ. May we be filled with a desire for justice.

Service Times

Dear friends,

Trust the New Year 2017 has been kind to you and yours. I pray for God's blessings upon you and all those you love: peace, health of mind and body, joy, love, abundance and hope.

As we welcome and settle into this New Year may we carry with us the story of Christmas which we celebrated a few weeks ago. The coming of Jesus more than 2,000 years ago changed and continues to change the world when we allow His presence to transform us and our relationship with others and with creation.

Despite all that is going awry in our world at this time in history, God tells us through the Christmas story that he will not abandon us, come what may. Ours is a time of love not fear; of solidarity not indifference; of action not inaction; of goodness and godliness not of evil and un-holy lives.

Our main responsibilities as Christians and as people of goodwill is captured in this poem below:

The Work of Christmas Begins by Howard Thurman

“When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with the flocks,
then the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal those broken in spirit,
to feed the hungry, to release the oppressed,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among all peoples, to make a little music with the heart…
And to radiate the Light of Christ,
every day, in every way, in all that we do and in all that we say.
Then the work of Christmas begins.

Indeed, let us 'radiate the Light of Christ' both in words and deeds and by so doing change our world for the better.

​This comes with lots of love and prayers from Faith, my wife, and myself, Constantine.​