St Johns East Malvern


Saint John’s Finch Street stands at the heart of the East Malvern community. The iconic and newly restored sandstone church is home to a welcoming and hospitable community committed to the worship of God in beauty and holiness in the classical Anglican tradition as well as loving and joyful outreach as disciples of Jesus Christ. Saint John’s strives to be a centre of excellence for traditional Anglican choral music and has one of the finest Anglican parish choirs in Melbourne. Service to the community is at the core of our mission and we are proud to operate a long-running community lunch, St Jack’s, every Friday along with many other opportunities for outreach. We are a place where Christian faith, learning and service are nurtured and encouraged – and hope you are able to join us soon. All are welcome!

Lent & Palm Crosses

For details of our Ash Wednesday service click here. You can view our Lent Programme for 2023 by clicking here. Also, if you’d like to make an order for Palm Crosses for your church please use this Order Form.

Upcoming Services:

Fifth Sunday in Lent (Passion Sunday) – 26 March 2023

8:00am – Eucharist, followed by breakfast
9:30am – Choral Eucharist, followed by morning tea and Vicarage Lunch
Click Here for Pew Sheet
4:00pm – ‘The Cross of Christ’ a Devotion for Choir and Congregation led by the Friends of Anglican Music, followed by afternoon tea
Click Here for Order of Service

Holy Week & Easter Services

Palm Sunday – 2 April 2023

8:00am – Eucharist
9:15am – Choral Eucharist with Palm Procession, gather outside at the Gazebo to join the procession. Note earlier start time. 
6:00pm – Choral Evensong, followed by wine and cheese

Holy Tuesday – 4 April 2023

7:30pm – Choral Tenebrae

Maundy Thursday – 6 April 2023

7pm – Choral Eucharist with Garden Vigil and Devotions before the Blessed Sacrament

Good Friday – 7 April 2023

10am – Liturgy of the Day
3pm – Children’s and Families’ Service

Easter Sunday – 9 April 2023

8am – Said Eucharist
9:30am – Choral Eucharist

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support the work of the parish in reaching out in service to our local community as well as developing young musicians in the Anglican tradition, more details of what we do and how you can make a donation are available by clicking the links below:

Finch Street Community Fund

Finch Street Cultural Fund

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