Parish

You are warmly welcome at St. John’s, Toorak. Founded in 1859, this is a wonderful and historic parish, and a vibrant part of the Toorak and Melbourne community. This parish is part of the Anglican Church of Australia and a member of the global Anglican Communion, which is comprised of some 80 million people. We worship God in the richness of the 1500 year old Anglican tradition, using A Prayer Book for Australia (1995) for all our services of worship.  The Parish of St. John’s welcomes everyone to all services and events, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race or background.

This church actively follows Jesus’ command to love God, love one’s neighbour and to care for all people. Our clergy and parishioners regularly visit the sick, the home-bound, and the dying. We care for the poor and needy through service and charitable giving, through our Opportunity Shop run in partnership with the local Catholic, Uniting and Swedish churches, and by supporting the work of Anglicare, The Brotherhood of St. Laurence and The Anglican Board of Mission. Our clergy regularly baptise new members of the church, preside at weddings, and care for the grieving through our funeral ministry. If we can be of service to you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you would like to give of your time and talents in the service of others, please also contact the church and we will gladly welcome your contribution.