St Johns East Malvern


Saint John’s extends a warm welcome to people of all faiths and none. Long a place of warm care and quiet peaceful beauty, Saint John’s has been a source of inspiration for generations, with a proud history of service to those in need.

A Vibrant Forum

Saint John’s is a vibrant forum for education, the arts, culture and public discourse. It is a place to gather in a relaxed and enjoyable environment, to share inspiring worship, and to grow in spirituality.

A Serving Community

Saint John’s is a community in which faith and service to others are nurtured and encouraged. Our programs serve the needs of a diverse and cosmopolitan community.

Upcoming Events

The Haunting Beauty of Evensong

Sunday 4 December at 6.00pm

The Service of Evensong is held at 6.00pm on First Sunday of the month, and next on Sunday 4 December. All choristers are encouraged to rehearse and sing.

Christmas Banquet

Friday 2 December at 6.30pm

You are invited to a Grand Christmas Banquet in the hall on Friday 2 December, beginning with drinks in the Wise Rotunda at 6.30pm. Always a highly anticipated event, the dinner will be a feast for the senses, with food and song and frivolity appropriate to the season. Special Kids menu. Cost $40 adults, teens, $10, children under 10 are free. Booking via the Parish Office on 9571 6616. A feast for all families!

Christmas Pageant

Angels Needed! And Animals!

Crib Service 5.00pm 25 December

Angels Needed! Along with Donkeys, Sheep, lots of other Animals, Wise Men (and Women), and all other sorts of characters, for Saint John’s Crib Service on Christmas Eve 24 December at 5:00pm. Rehearsals begin in December – times and dates to be advised. Volunteers are also needed to help with staging and costumes. Always a terrific community event, as the young ones all love the opportunity to star and dress up. Tell your children and grandchildren, friends, cousins, nieces, and nephews! Please phone Clem Taplin on 0407 886 799 or email for further info.

Saint John’s Christmas Puddings

Saint John’s fabulous Christmas puddings are now in production by our wonderful are cooks and will soon be available for purchase. Contact Deb Lauritz on 0409 803 997 to place your order. The puddings are a real treat and make a wonderful Christmas gift for family or friends! The cost is $40 each but they are a great great bargain.

The ‘Eagle and Lamb’

Spring edition now available

The Spring edition of the Saint John’s and Saint Agnes’ parish paper, the ‘Eagle and Lamb’ is now available here.

Final Stage of the Church Restoration

Work on the West Wall of the church has been completed and necessary geo-technical exploration on the North Transept foundations have been completed. We now await a report on possible movement in the foundations and the effect of tree roots on the structure. Scoping works for the final stage of the church restoration are proceeding, after which costings for the work will be sought. You can make a donation via the St John’s of East Malvern Foundation or directly to the National Trust, specifying your donation is for works on Saint John’s East Malvern. Donations to the National Trust over $2 are tax-deductible. Call 9571 6616 for further information on how you can contribute to the Restoration Campaign! Please give generously!.

Globe Cafe – International Students Program

Each week during semester time, Saint John’s organises a support program for overseas students studying at Monash University in Caulfield. Up to 75 students attend, for a diverse program that includes everything from learning to play the didgeridoo, circus arts and African drumming, to sports, excursions and wider cultural activities. Volunteers are always needed to help organise the nights and to serve food, along with hosting for students dinners each Semester. Call Jonathan on 0405 927 280 or email

Saint John’s Garden Club

You are invited to join and help The St John’s Garden Club, to help maintain the extensive nature of the parish grounds. A gardener is employed to mow lawns and do heavy some of the heavy pruning, but we rely on parishioners to work in the gardens to maintain the many lovely plants we now enjoy. The Garden Club meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month between 9.00am and 12.00pm, under the direction of Alex Wood. There is joy to be found in the company as well as the work. New members are always welcome. Call the Parish Office on 9571 6616 for further information. All are welcome!

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