St Johns East Malvern

Welcome

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 2 September at 6.00pm

The hauntingly beautiful service of Evensong is held at 6.00pm on the First Sunday of the month, and next tonight Sunday 2 September. All choristers are encouraged to rehearse and sing. Please ring Lachlan McDonald on 0488 278 139 for an audition.

Farewell Fr. John and Carolyn!

It is with deep sadness that after more than 12 years of service to this church and community, Fr. John Baldock and Carolyn Simm will leave Saint John’s and Saint Agnes in mid-August. Fr. John has accepted a new position as Vicar at Saint John’s, Camberwell. All parishioners are invited to farewell Carolyn and John at a Celebratory Brunch on Sunday 19 August after the 9.30am Sung Eucharist. John will be inducted into his new role at 7.00pm on following Tuesday 21 August – all are welcome to attend. Specially-marked envelopes are available at the rear of the church for those who wish to contribute to a farewell gift. Donations can be left in the plate or handed to the Wardens or Treasurer. The Wardens.

The ‘Eagle and Lamb’

The Winter 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

The restoration works on the North Transept wall have begun, with repairs to the coping stones and some initial pointing underway. The large blocks of stone that will be used on the wall have been purchased and are currently being cut into usable sections. The main work on replacing the large section of stone under the Trinity window will commence when this stone arrives on site. 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. Visit the Globe Cafe website or call Jacob on 0435 907 441 or email curate@saintjohns.org.au.

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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