Uncovering God's face in each other and in those around us.

Welcome to St Paul’s Anglican Church, Bakery Hill

Join us at one of our regular services or events.  We look forward to meeting you.


Maundy Thursday

28th March

6pm Holy Communion with memorial of the last Supper & watch

Good Friday

29th March

9.30am Liturgy of the passion with the veneration of the cross.

3pm Meditation on the seven words from the cross

Easter Day

31st March

8am Holy Communion

10am Sung Eucharist

170 years of worship at the site of St Paul’s Bakery Hill.

In 1854 Bishop Charles Perry, the first Bishop of Melbourne, appointed the a young ordained minister from the United Kingdom, as the first full time incumbent for the Church of England in Ballarat. He arrived in July of that year and immediately set about organising church communities in Balllarat, Creswick and elsewhere. He celebrated worship in Lydiard Street, and in Bakery Hill.

James Thackeray invited Archdeacon Stretch to come to Ballarat and lay the foundation stone for the Cathedral and by the end of the year he was organising the people of Ballarat East to build  a place of worship . This Church, St Paul’s, was a temporary building constructed of wood and canvas. It was completed in March 1855.

Regular Social Activities -

New Members welcome:

Fridays Coffee Meetup at Lilly's at Eureka

Come and join us Friday mornings from 10.30am at Lilly's at the Eureka Centre, 102 Stawell St S, Eureka 3350.

Knitting Group

The St Paul's Knitting Group meets Thursdays at 11.30am at the Church. Contact Sue for more information.


Singing Group

The St Paul's Singing Group meets Tuesday at 4pm at the Church.  We are always looking for new Members in all Vocal Groups.


The Church on Bakery Hill by Dr Anne Doggett

Learn more about St Paul’s, The Church on Bakery Hill.  Dr Anne Doggett has captured the history in this fascinating book.  Available at the church or contact us for details.…

StPauls Street Library

The Street Library

Have you seen our new Street Library?  Recently completed by Volunteers of the Barkly Square Men’s Shed guided by our church member Steven Petrov the beautiful new Book Case has…

BlessingofthePets2 2023

Blessing of the Pets

Every Year we celebrate a special service to celebrate our beloved feline and canine companions. Members of the congregation are invited to bring along their furry friends to receive a…

SingingGroup 2023

St. Paul’s Singing Group

Do you like to sing with like minded people? We invite you to join us. No Opera quality singing skills needed. Tuesdays 4 pm at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Bakery…

St Paul's Anglican Church Bakery Hill acknowledges that the church building stands on land of the Wathaurung people.

In the spirit of recognition, we honour and respect their custodianship past, present and future.