St. Margaret's Uniting Church, Hackett
|St Margaret's Uniting Church, Hackett|
|Denomination||Uniting Church in Australia|
|Dedication||St Margaret of Scotland|
|Diocese||Canberra Region Presbytery|
|Minister(s)||Rev. Chris Lockley|
The soaring spire of the church building it shares with Holy Cross Anglican congregation is a major landmark in North Canberra, at the intersection of the four suburbs of Watson, Dickson, Downer and Hackett.
St. Margaret's Uniting Church, together with Holy Cross Anglican Church, are the only remaining congregations from rival denominations in the Australian Capital Territory to continue to share a church, hall and grounds, and on occasions ministers and even services.
The Church was founded in 1964 as a shared congregation of the Presbyterian and Methodist churches in the then newly built North Canberra suburbs of Watson, Dickson, Downer and Hackett. In doing so it predated by over a decade the family of churches it now belongs to, the Uniting Church in Australia, which was formed in 1977 when the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian churches came together.
Services were initially held in school rooms until the completion and official dedication of the Church building on 1967-12-16.
It faces the Australian Catholic University's Canberra Campus (Signadou), built in 1963 as the Dominican Sisters' Teacher Training College, across Antill Street.
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