Community & Events

 

St. John’s has a range of social and community events throughout the year.

Upcoming Parish outings and events include:

Ladies Lunch – 12.30pm on the third Monday of odd-numbered months, Toorak Uniting Church café. Please rsvp to the parish office by the Tuesday before enquiries@saintjohnstoorak.org – next lunch, Monday 19 August 2019 

Sunday 30 June, 12-1pm CONCERT Organ Plus Series. Organist Christopher Cook, Director of Music. Guest Artist Richard Thornton, Trumpet. $20 per person (purchase on the day), Students free, Champagne and Orange Juice following https://www.trybooking.com/BCZWQ 

Sunday 21 July, 12 noon, Winter Warmer Lunch – All welcome. Please join us for our annual Winter warmer lunch. This year’s lunch will be held from 12pm on Sunday, 21 July at Red Hot Wok – Malaysian Chinese restaurant, 313 Toorak Rd, South Yarra. Lunch will include a two course meal and soft drink. Additional drinks can be purchased or BYO wine. Adults $35 / Children $15. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.trybooking.com/BDNTD
RSVP and make payments by Sunday 14 July.

Sunday 28 July, 8am & 10am, GUEST PREACHER – The Reverend Dr J.T. Hollis (Fr Turi), Vicar of Christ Church St. Kilda, representing “The Little St. Kilda Mission” & Community Centre

Sunday 18 August, 10am Confirmation Service (for more details, see “Baptisms” page)

Sunday 8 September, 8am & 10am, GUEST PREACHER – The Reverend Rob Ferguson, Senior Chaplain Anglicare Criminal Justice Ministry

Sunday 29 September, 12-1pm CONCERT Organ Plus Series. Organist Christopher Cook, Director of Music. Guest Artist Paola Bastreri-Grey, Mezzo-Soprano. $20 per person (purchase on the day), Students free, Champagne following

Sunday 13 October, 4-6pm Blessing of Pets, in the Church Garden

Sunday 20 October, 8am & 10am, GUEST PREACHER – Bron Davis-Jones, Volunteer Manager for The Richmond Churches Food Centre

Tuesday 24 December, 6pm Children’s Pageant and Nativity Service
Tuesday 24 December, 11.30pm Christmas Midnight Mass
Wednesday 25 December 8am & 10am Christmas Day services

Various support groups meet regularly at St. John’s, either in the Hall or in the Church building.
Narcotics Anonymous – weekly Tuesdays, 7.30pm. Website.  Phone 1300 652 820 or 0488 811 247.
Alcoholics Anonymous – weekly Wednesdays, 6.30pm Website. Phone: 1300 AA HOPE (1300 22 4673) or 03 9429 1833
FA – Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous – weekly Thursdays, 7.00pm Website. 

Grief Support (Mental Health Foundation Australia) – monthly last Tuesday, 12pm Website. Phone 1300 MHF AUS (1300 643 287)

For more information on any of these meetings, please refer to each organisation directly.