Manuka, ACT - St Paul's Anglican

Year Built: 1938

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Paul

Address: Corner Canberra Ave & Captain Cook Crescent, Manuka, Australian Capital Territory, 2603

Architect: J Burcham Clamp

Traditional Owners: Ngunnawal people

Last Updated: 21/04/2023

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History and Architecture:

Of Gothic design, revealing the influence of W B Griffin on his former partner, the architect J Burcham Clamp. A parishioner, W J Perry was the successful tenderer. The foundation stone was laid by The Governor-General, Lord Gowrie on 11 December 1938. Four bays of the nave were completed by July 1939 and dedicated on 6 August 1939 by Bishop Burghmann. Built of red brick, the Church is of traditional Gothic form, but with stylish geometric details. There are unusual triangular buttresses, stepped brick tracery and a tall octagonal lantern on the transept tower.


These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1971 - 1972 Rev David Michael Hill Asst C 1945
1974 - 1976 Rev F. J. Dau Asst
1981 - Rev A L Constance
1982 - Rev Lindsay John Troth D 1951
1989 - Rev Stephen Robert Simkus D
1989 - Rev Eric Anthony Parkinson Asst
2015 - Rev Dr Brian Douglas


The first Organ see: Canberra. St Luke's Anglican Church, Deakin. The present organ was built in 1972-74 by A. Welby. The combination organ - part electronic, part pipe - has finally arrived in Australia.  Although relatively common in the USA, the new installation at St Paul's Anglican Church in Manuka, ACT, is believed to be the first significant combination organ in Australia. It as 3m., 19, 6c., Gt: Sw: Ch: 8.8.4. Ped: 16.8.4. Many electronic stops were added to the organ in 2001.
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1. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.