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In 2016 a group of 19 students in the final year of their Masters of Architecture from the University of New South Wales focused on the challenges facing St Canice’s Parish. The studio considered the wider issues facing the church and explored the role that the built environment might play in a time of rapid urban change.
As part of the parish renewal, St Canice’s is developing a master plan for the development of the site. The exhibition is now a backdrop to our ongoing discussions to agree a future direction for our common home.


The exhibition is being held in St Canice’s hall, directly underneath the church in Roslyn Street Elizabeth Bay, in February and March. The hall is open from 10am – 1pm Monday to Saturday.

Special opening times in February

Saturday 11 February 7 – 8pm Sunday 12 February 9.30-10.30am Saturday 18 February 7 – 8pm Sunday 19 February 9.30-10.30am Wednesday 22 February 6 -8pm


All are welcome to join the open meetings during the exhibition which will focus on key drivers of the masterplan.
Wednesday 8 March 7pm: housing
Wednesday 22 March 7pm: the kitchen and outreach
Sunday 2 April 11.30am: our vision for the modern church at St Canices – which future do we now want to work towards?


We want to hear from you when you visit – please share your thoughts with the members of the Common home renewal group: Fr Chris Jenkins SJ, Rob Caslick, Michael Parker, Peter Strain or Sue Wittenoom.
You can leave feedback at the exhibition, contact the parish office on 9358 5229 or email us with comments – you can also join the Common home newsletter:


Click here for the website for the UNSW Graduate Exhibition

The presentation given in December 2016 to preview the exhibition can be downloaded on the St Canice’s website – click here: