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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.

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.

Like any new beginning there are milestones which are worth recognising. We believe that for St Paul’s Bakery Hill, the arrival of the Rev’d James Thackeray is worth celebrating, as one of those historic moments in the life of the Anglican Church in Ballarat.


We are celebrating the contribution of Rev’d James Thackeray with a Special Evensong to commence 2024, on February, 11 at 5pm.

A light supper will follow.

You are all invited to come and be a part of this special event.

SingingGroup 2023

The St Paul's Singing Group will resume their weekly meetings Tuesday February 4th at 4pm.  The Group meets at the Church.

New Members are always welcome.


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.