Charles Sturt University
Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

Facilities

ACC-C GroundsThe Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture is based in Canberra and located in Barton on the eastern edge of the Parliamentary Triangle, in close proximity to Federal Parliament, National Gallery, High Court, National Library and the Museum of Australian Democracy (Old Parliament House).

The Centre has a range of rooms and facilities (including kitchen) available to hire for conferences and meetings for both Christian and other groups. 

This map shows the location of the main buildings of the ACC&C, along with the route of the Pilgrim Walk.

You can discuss hire options with the Centre Manager by ringing (02) 6272 6201 or via the online contact form.

Indoor venues

The Chapel

The Chapel is designed to provide a worship space for the ecumenical movement in Canberra as a focus for Christianity in Australia. It is often used for national civic religious occasions such as the service for the Opening of the Parliamentary Year.

As a multi-purpose venue, the Chapel is also available for small conferences, seminars, public lectures, exhibitions and musical events (it has excellent acoustics for a cappella singing groups or chamber music concerts).

Amenities:

  • Can seat 150 to 200 people comfortably and up to 250.
  • Air-conditioned.
  • Audio/visual equipment, lecterns and staging.
  • Indoor and outdoor kitchen facilities and access to the adjacent amphitheatre (with outdoor seating option) and gardens.
  • Kitchen, with electric cooking, microwave, dishwasher, crockery/cutlery, vestry, and toilet facilities (male, female and disabled).

The Prayer Room

Immediately on the right as you enter the Chapel is a Prayer Room. This is used for prayer and contemplation by the Christian community and people of other faiths.

The Upper Room

The Chapel includes the first floor Upper Room which is ideal for small groups and workshops.

Chambers Pavilion

The Chambers Pavilion is a multipurpose space which was officially opened in June 2017. It incorporate a multi-purpose meeting room, supported by a kitchenette and staff amenities and is joined by an entry lobby to the gardens beyond.

Amenities:

  • Workshop/Seminar set up can seat 23 - 25 people around tables (see image below)
  • Public Lecture set up can seat 50 people in rows 
  • Air-conditioned 
  • Smart whiteboard 
  • Toilet facilities (male, female and disabled).

 

Outdoor venues

St Mark's Outdoor Chapel

The Outdoor Chapel (on the South side of the Pilgrim Walk on the St Mark's site) can be used for private meditation, small services and weddings. Wedding ceremonies should be conducted according to a Christian order and by a Christian celebrant.

The Grounds

School groups regularly tour the extensive grounds which include the Pilgrim Walk, the Labyrinth, the Bible Garden, Mural Wall, the Great Cross and the Meeting Place.

You should allow 45 minutes to walk the grounds at a comfortable pace.