People are St John's
Making new friends is part of life at St John's and there are lots of ways for you to get involved in the life of our community – in service, small groups and worship.
Interested in exploring some of the questions of life? Just as Jesus
was misunderstood in his own time, he is often misunderstood in ours.
Many people reject Christianity because they know very little about
Jesus or the Christian life.
Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps keep
you fit … bell ringing also makes a glorious sound! St John’s has a fine
set of bells. Mondays at 5.30 p.m. is when the bellringers practice in
Enjoy the shining brass on Sunday even more if you have cleaned it!
We have a small group of people who assist monthly. Have an hour
to spare? Come and join us. Contact Margaret Rodgers 0414 736 491.
St John’s Choir is a four part choir that sings at the traditional 11.15
a.m. services on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month and Choral Evensong at 5.00 p.m. on the 3rd Sunday. Extra voices are always welcome.
Cuppacomalong is for anyone in the parish. We meet on the fourth Monday in each month in the Robertson Room from 2.00 p.m. – 4 p.m. Its aim is to get together, enjoy afternoon tea and get to know one other in a friendly atmosphere.
Flowers have always been a special part of God’s creation, bringing beauty and joy to God’s people. They 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 and assistance is provided.
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 also organise a number of Choral Mattins services (from the 1662 Prayer Book) each year with distinguished guest speakers. These services are followed by light refreshments which provides the opportunity to talk further with the guest speaker and to meet other Friends.
The Hospitality Group is a group who cater for various functions, such as refreshments after funerals, for specific special services and afternoon teas for various occasions.
Lenten and other study Groups
11.15 a.m. Sunday Lunch
Lunch after the 11.15 am service on the the second Sunday of the month in the Robertson Room.
Young children, their parents and caregivers join together for a fun, thirty-minute music session, then afterwards enjoy snacks and refreshments in a relaxed setting. mainly music is an activity you and your child can participate in, from birth to school age.10.00 am – 11.00 am Tuesday during school term.
Monthly Working Bee
Come and help us maintain our beautiful and historic St John’s Precinct. The monthly working bee (first Saturday of the month) starting at 9.30 am. The main jobs are tidying graves and raking. Morning tea will be provided.
Mums’ Bible Reading Group
Meets on Thursday mornings from 10-11 am during the school term. Infants and toddlers are welcome.
Sacristan & Sanctuary Team
We serve usually once a month in the Sanctuary and with training we learn to assist the priests in all aspects of the service. Contact Margaret Rodgers 0414 736 491
St John’s Care
St John’s Care offers practical support to all 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 Care basket
Each Sunday there is a food basket at the front of the Church. This provides an easy way to make donations of food to St John’s Care.
St John’s Meditation Group
‘Be still, and know that I am God’ – Psalm 46:10. The St John’s meditation group meets each Wednesday from 5.00 to 6.00pm in the Church. Through meditation (in the tradition of John Main) we seek to deepen our understanding of God and of prayer.
St John’s Schoolhouse Museum
The St John’s Schoolhouse Museum is Canberra’s first schoolhouse. We always welcomes new volunteers. If you would care to help by joining the roster of guides for two hours once a month. Contact 6249 6839.
Sidespersons welcome and distribute hymnbooks etc. to the congregation as they enter and leave the church. The ministry of welcoming and hospitality is an important ministry within the life of our faith community.
Spirituality for the over 50’s
This study group is facilitated by Rev’d Vicky Cullen.
Hospitality has always been integral to the story of God’s people. People are rostered to provide coffee, tea and refreshments after our 8.00 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. services.