All Saints College is a residential college for students enrolled in tertiary education institutions in Canberra. Located in the grounds of All Saints Anglican Church in Ainslie and founded according to the ethos of the Christian faith, the College welcomes residents of all faiths, or none, who are willing to live in harmony with others.
Completed in December 2014, the College has 26 studio apartments, each containing a single bed, desk, chair and cooking facilities, TV, air-conditioning and an ensuite bathroom. There are also communal kitchen, laundry and lounge facilities.
All Saints College is located in the leafy historic suburb of Ainslie. It is within cycling distance of both the Australian National University and Australian Catholic University campuses, and is also situated on two well-serviced bus routes, putting it within easy distance of the University of Canberra, Saint Mark’s Theological Centre, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Canberra Institute of Technology. Canberra’s main centre, Civic, is a short walk or bus ride away. The Ainslie shopping precinct, which includes a supermarket and restaurants, is a 5-minute walk away, while the larger Dickson precinct, known as Canberra’s Chinatown, is a 15-minute walk or 5 minutes by bus or car.
In 2012, the Bishop and the senior governing Council of the Anglican Diocese approved an Ordinance to establish All Saints College and to appoint the College Council, which has responsibility for the operation of the College. The Council includes: members appointed by the Bishop and the senior governing Council of the Anglican Diocese (two of whom must be members of All Saints Parish Council); the Rector of the Parish; a residents’ representative; and the Warden of the College.
The Council has overall responsibility for the governance and financial management of the College, resolution of disputes, and liaison with the Parish and the Diocese as required.