Interested in exploring some of the questions of life? ‘Bootcamp’ provides an in-depth introduction to the Christian faith. It is suitable for enquirers, new Christians, or those seeking baptism/confirmation.
St John's Care
St John’s Care offers practical support to people in need. It is one way as a faith community we put our faith into work and concrete action. Volunteering at SJC offers hands-on opportunities for people to work for the sake of others.
St John’s Schoolhouse Museum
The St John’s Schoolhouse Museum is Canberra’s first schoolhouse. If you are interested in volunteering as a guide, please contact us.
St John’s enjoys a long tradition of musical excellence. Our choir is a four part choir that sings at various services, including our monthly Choral Evensong at 5pm on the first Sunday of the month (term times). Extra voices are always welcome.
Gardening and Grounds
There are many opportunities to assist with mowing, weeding or gardening during the week. In addition, we have a fun working bee on the first Saturday of the month at 9.30am. Morning tea is provided.
Our bells are rung joyfully before and after many of our services, including weddings. At funeral services one bell is tolled for each year of the deceased's life.
Friends of St John’s
There are many people in Canberra who have a personal or family association with St John’s who want to support the work of the parish. The Friends of St John’s exists to bind together the many diverse people who love this place and wish to strengthen its community life. The ‘Friends’ support the work of the parish, help raise funds, and frequently organise distinguished guest speakers to events.
The brass inside our church building is cared for by a small group of people who meet monthly.
Cuppacomalong is a social gathering open to anyone in the parish. Join us for afternoon tea from 2-4pm on the fourth Monday of the month in the Robertson Room.
Flowers bring life and colour to our worship spaces and are a continual reminder of the wonder of the natural world created by God. No formal training is necessary to participate.
Mainly Music is an opportunity for young children and their parents or carers to participate in a fun, thirty-minute music session followed by refreshments. Mainly Music Music takes place on Wednesdays in school terms from 10-11am.
Mums’ Bible Reading
The group meets on Thursday mornings from 10-11 am during the school term. Infants and toddlers are welcome.
Sacristan & Sanctuary Team
The team serves on a monthly basis assisting the priests in all aspects of our church services.
Sidespersons serve at our Sunday services, welcoming worshippers and distributing hymnbooks.
Spirituality for the Over 50s
This study group is facilitated by Rev’d Vicky Cullen.
There are lots of ways for you to get involved in the life of our church – in service, small groups and worship. For the latest updates, please see our weekly newsletter.
If you would like to learn more about any of these activities, please contact us.