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.
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.
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.
The Service of Evensong is held at 6.00pm on First Sunday of the month, and next on Sunday 2 April 2017. All choristers are encouraged to rehearse and sing.
Lenten studies begin this Wednesday, 8 March, using Rowan William’s short book ‘Being Christian’. With sessions at both Saint Agnes’ (10.00am) and at Saint John’s (7.00pm) with soup and bread, sessions will focus on our own personal spiritual goals, framed by Baptism, Eucharist, Scripture and Prayer. Make the most of Lent and share the experience with others! For further information call Jacob on 0435 907 441. All Welcome!
The Summer edition of the Saint John’s and Saint Agnes’ parish paper, the ‘Eagle and Lamb’ is now available here.
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!.
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 Jacob on 0435 907 441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!