St Johns East Malvern

Welcome

All who are weary and seek rest…

All who mourn and long for comfort…

All who struggle and desire victory…

All who sin and need a Saviour…

All who are idle and look for service…

All who are strangers and want fellowship…

All who hunger and thirst for righteousness…

And to whoever will come…

This Church opens her doors

and – in the name of Jesus Christ her Lord – says, “Welcome!”

St. John’s is an Anglican parish in the catholic tradition. It strives to be an inclusive community where the presence and love of God is made known in its worship, life and outreach. St. John’s is also a vibrant forum for education, the arts, culture and public discourse. It is a place where faith and service are nurtured and encouraged.

Upcoming Events

Choral Evensong

Sunday 2 September at 6.00pm

The 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.

Restoration Soirée

Saturday 6 October at 6.30pm

Join us for Saint John’s East Malvern Restoration Soirée on Saturday 6 October at 6.30pm in the Community Hall at 5 Finch Street, East Malvern. The event is to help raise funds for the restoration of the North Wall of the church, and will be the last, yes the last, the very very final fundraising event as part of the 14-years Saint John’s Restoration Appeal!!! This is not to be missed as it will likely never be repeated! Bookings at Trybooking. Bring a friend! No bring 50! All welcome!

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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