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

Jazz Mass

Sunday 22 May at 9.30am

Saint John’s will present a second performance of ‘A Little Jazz Mass’ by Bob Chilcott this Sunday, featuring our wonderful Parish Choir, with help from a trio of terrific Jazz musicians, featuring Anthony Stanislavski drums, Liam Butler-Webb piano, and Tom Flenady on Bass. ‘A Little Jazz Mass’ is presented as part of the 2016 Stonnington Jazz Festival. Come and enjoy a unique musical moment and don’t forget to bring your Beatnik Friends!

‘In the Glorious Month of May’

Saturday 28 May at 2.30pm

Join us for a concert of inspiring music featuring Lyndon Green, tenor, and Timothy Mallis, at 2.30pm on Saturday 28 May at Saint John’s. The program includes Schuman’s ‘Dichterliebe’, Handel’s ‘Where ‘ere you walk’ and Arias from ‘The Abduction from the Sergalio’ by Mozart. Tickets at the door $30 or $20 concession.

The Haunting Beauty of Evensong

Sunday 5 June at 6.00pm

The Service of Evensong is held at 6.00pm on First Sunday of the month, and next on Sunday 5 June. All choristers are encouraged to rehearse and sing. Please ring Tom Baldwin on 0422 120 205 for an audition.

‘Bards of Faith and Passion’

Sunday 5 June at 2.15pm

A concert of songs and hymns, featuring the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Dorian Le Gallienne, James Minchin & others, coupled with lyrics of John Donne, George Herbert, William Shakespeare and other ancient and modern poets. Featuring Lyndon Green (tenor), Tom Baldwin (organ), Jim Minchin (piano) and Jennifer Bryce (oboe). Tickets $30 or $20 concession. Book online at Trybooking or tickets available at the door!

‘FOAM’ at Saint John’s

Evensong Sunday 5 June at 6.00pm

The ‘Friends of Anglican Music’ – FOAM – are joining the Parish Choir for Evensong on Sunday 5 June at 6.00pm, singing a beautiful range of inspiring church music. Join us for what will be a very special occasion.

Final Stage of the Church Restoration Campaign

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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