Statement Concerning Funerals during COVID-19
Funerals at St. John’s, Toorak, during COVID-19 restrictions.
As at 15 December, 2021
St. John’s Toorak has been the venue for many services celebrating the lives of all manner of people over a great many years. The staff at St. John’s are well used to preparing and leading services of this nature, and are always willing to consider the particular needs and wishes of the families concerned.
Whilst there is considerable flexibility, it should be noted and understood that St. John’s Toorak is an Anglican Church and that an Anglican Church can only be used for the purposes of Anglican services of worship, with an Anglican priest presiding. This means that it is not possible for St. John’s Church to be “hired out” or “used” for other purposes. It should be further noted that under no circumstances may a civil celebrant lead, preside or participate at any part of a funeral service in St. John’s church or in the Buxton Hall.
Due to high demand for funeral services at St John’s, we recommend in the first instance to contact the parish office for availability of date and time.
The Order of Service
Please note that the following surcharges apply to our current schedule of fees: Debit Card 1%, Credit Card 1.5%. We do not accept American Express.
Before the Service
After the Service
Those arranging a funeral may hire the well appointed Buxton Hall (do check availability first), adjacent to the Church, for refreshments after the service.
Funeral Directors and Florists
Organising a funeral can be very challenging. May we suggest just a few possibilities that may assist you as you prepare to farewell a loved one. The following funeral directors and florists know St. John’s well.
Allison Monkhouse: https://monkhouse.com.au/
Tobin Brothers (Malvern): https://tobinbrothers.com.au/malvern/
Selwyn Allen: https://selwynallenfunerals.com.au/
Le Pine Funerals: https://lepinefunerals.com.au
Nelson Brothers Funerals: https://nelsonbros.com.au
Flowers Vasette: https://flowersvasette.com.au/
Victoria Whitelaw: https://victoriawhitelaw.com.au/
The Fresh Flower Man: http://www.thefreshflowerman.com/
Sally Wright Flowers: https://www.sallywrightflowerstudio.com/?v=6cc98ba2045f