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 – next lunch, Monday 15 July 2019 

Sunday 21 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 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 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
RSVP and make payments by Sunday 14 July.

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 ( or 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

Sunday 24 November, 10am, 160th Birthday Celebrations! Including Launch of new Parish History, written by parishioner Prof. Geoff Quail OAM, and launch by Prof. Geoffrey Blainey.

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.