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Bell Ringing

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. If you would like to learn to ring or become a bell ringer, please contact us.

Brass Polishing

The brass inside our church building is cared for by a small group of people who meet monthly. If you would like to join them, please contact Margaret Rodgers for details: 0414 736 491.


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. Please contact us for details.

Christianity Bootcamp

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. Please contact us for upcoming course dates.


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. 

Flower Guild

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, please contact us for details.

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.

Mainly Music

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. Please contact Mary de Lautour for details.

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.

​Mums’ Bible Reading

The group meets on Thursday mornings from 10-11 am during the school term. Infants and toddlers are welcome. Please contact us for details.

Sacristan & Sanctuary Team

The team services on a monthly basis assisting the priests in all aspects of our church services. If you would like to join them, please contact Margaret Rodgers for details: 0414 736 491.

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. Please contact us for details.

St John's Care Basket

Donations of food for St John's Care can be placed in the basket at the front door of the church.

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.


Sidespersons serve at our Sunday services, welcoming and distributing hymnbooks. Please contact us for details.

Spirituality for the Over 50’s

This study group is facilitated by Rev’d Vicky Cullen. Please contact us for details.

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There are lots of ways for you to get involved in the life of our church – in service, small groups and worship. 

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