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

Bach St John’s Passion

Sunday 18 March at 4.00pm

Join us for a moving performance of Bach’s majestic Saint John Passion, at Christ Church South Yarra, cnr. Toorak and Punts Roads, on Sunday 18 March at 4.00pm. Directed by Michael Fulcher, accompanied by the Melbourne Baroque Orchestra, the Choir of Christ Church South Yarra, and the Saint John’s Choral Scholars, it will be a concert not to be missed. Tickets on line or at the door or $50 adult (early-bird rate of $45) Concession $40 adult (early-bird rate of $35) or students $10. Book online at Trybooking. Tell your friends!

The Brilliant Graz Boys Choir

Palm Sunday 25 March at 9.30am

The brilliant Graz Boys Choir from Austria will perform at Saint John’s on Palm Sunday, 25 March at 9.30am. The Choir is one of Austria’s finest boys’ choirs, touring regularly throughout Europe and now performing in Melbourne as part of their first Australian tour. The Choir will sing the ‘Ordinarium Missae’ by Antonio Lotti, and the anthems ‘See the conquering Hero comes’ Handle and ‘Ubu Caritas’ by Ola Gjeilo.

2018 Lenten Studies

Our Lenten Studies this year are exploring the Five Marks of Mission (Tell, Teach, Tend, Transform and Treasure) as the basis for ‘Living Life Marked As Christ’s Own’. Sessions are held each Tuesday of Lent, until March 20 at 9:30am at St. Agnes, 112 Booran Road, Glen Huntly, and then at 6:00pm at St. John’s, 5 Finch Street, East Malvern. A Eucharist precedes the morning session at 9:00am; soup and bread accompany the evening session. Please speak to Fr. Jacob for more information. All are welcome.

The Haunting Beauty of Evensong

Sunday 1 April at 6.00pm

The Service of Evensong is held at 6.00pm on First Sunday of the month, and next on Sunday 1 April 2018. All choristers are encouraged to rehearse and sing. Please ring Lachlan McDonald on 0488 278 139 for an audition.

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

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. Visit the Globe Cafe website or call Jacob on 0435 907 441 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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