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

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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

The Rectory
5 Humffray St South, Bakery Hill,
VIC, 3354
Wednesday, 17th May 2017

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

"Do not let your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me." ~Words of Jesus in John 14:1

Last Sunday, it was announced that my family and I have accepted Bishop Garry's invitation to become the next Rector of St Matthew's Wendouree. It took a lot of discussion and prayerful discernment before we said 'yes'. In the end we believe that God is calling to St Matthew's in order to begin a new phase in our journey of faith and ministry.

I'm under no illusions about the challenges that lie ahead, but have absolute faith in the grace of God which has guided my life and ministry up until now. As we say in Africa, "God who gives a difficult task to a child will also give him the means to accomplish it."

I thank the people of God at St Paul's and the wider community of Ballarat East for the great love and kindness they have shown to me, Faith and our little bundle of joy, Obed. And we pray that God will give you a new priest after his own heart, to love you, care for you and pray for you, as I have tried to do over the last four years.

Please pray for us and St Paul's parish during this time of change and transition. Be assured of our prayers for you and all those you love.

Fraternally yours in Christ,

P.S. Our commissioning at St Matthew's will take place on Thursday, 21st September (St Matthew's Feast Day) at 7pm. All welcome!