Meet the Vicar

The Vicar of St John's Camberwell, Father John Baldock,  was inducted by Bishop Genieve Blackwell on Tuesday 21st August 2018.

Father Baldock comes to St John's Camberwell after 12 years as vicar of St John's and St Agnes' Anglican Parish East Malvern. He is an active member of General Synod, The Diocesan Synod, the Diocesan Council and the Diocese's Finance Committee.

Read more  here ...

st john's

St John’s Church is a contemporary catholic Anglican parish in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. It is a parish of the Diocese of Melbourne in the Anglican Church of Australia.

Our corporate life cherishes word and sacrament and is embedded in prayer and worship. We are committed to compassion and justice. St John's is an inclusive parish  community welcoming people of all ages, gender, race, colour, creed and sexual orientation.

The parish community acknowledges the traditional custodians  of the land on which St John's is built and pays their respects to the elders.

Our mission is to bring people into communion with God and with each other. Our mission is centred in Camberwell Junction and beyond – to other people and the wider needs to which God calls us.  

Evensong Returns for 2020

'The inexpressible Joy of Evensong'

Evensong returns again on Sunday 08th March at 6.00pm. Sung by the amazing St John's Consort under the direction of Michael Fulcher.

Come find a place of solace and quiet in a world full of noise.

The service of Evensong is an ancient service of quiet thoughtfulness and musical meditation.

Evensong enlarges the heart and is 'shatteringly and utterly gorgeous'. Evensong is a perfect way to end the day and start the week

Evensong is being held at St John's Camberwell on the second Sunday of each month at 6.00pm.

All are welcome to attend this wonderful evening, invite your friends

Make a note in your diary or download details here - Evensong.pdf

Details of the Evensong program are added to the website prior to the service each month

Congratulations Jonathan Chaintrier!

On Saturday 8th February  at 10.30am Jonathan Chaintrier was Ordained to the Order of Deacons at St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne.

Jonathan will serve as Assistant Curate here at St John's Camberwell, with a special responsibility for ministry to the French Community.

We all welcome Jonathan and his family as he begins this new phase in his journey with God.

Jonathan is pictured at his Commissioning on Sunday 09th February at St John's

Ordination of Revd Colleen Clayton

On Saturday 23rd November our curate Revd Colleen Clayton was ordained priest at St Pauls Cathedral Melbourne. Colleen joined us at St Johns as curate just over nine months ago. Revd Colleen Clayton celebrated her first service as priest at our 8.00am service and again at the 10.00am Sung Eucharist. 

St Johns Camberwell also extends their congratulations to the Revd. Dr Wendy Crouch a past parishioner of St Johns, who was also ordained priest on Saturday and is now part of the Ministry team at St Bartholomews Burnley.


Quick Links

Weekly Pewsheet "Contact" to download a copy of the St John's Camberwell weekly pewsheet please follow this  link ...

Whats Happening at St John's please follow the following  link ...

 Anglicare Partnership Group - please follow the following  link ...

Please download the current Journal of Scripture and Prayer here....   Journal - Feb-March-2020.pdf


The Parish Liturgical Calendar for 2020 is now available please visit the Worship page to download.

St Johns Camberwell is commited to implement the new Diocesan regulations concerning Child Safety in the parish read more  link ...


Parish Covenant


St John’s Parish Council is committed to guarding against all forms of bullying in parish life.

It has endorsed a Parish Covenant, introduced on 25 June 2017, which is the basis for all relationships, social interactions, and patterns of behaviour within and concerning the Parish.

It is currently available for signing by parishioners.

View or download a copy here...... Parish Covenant July 2017

getting there

552 Burke Road, Camberwell Junction 3124(Melways reference 59 J1)

St John’s Church  is 100 metres from Camberwell Junction, on the south side, and is readily accessed by public transport. Camberwell Railway Station is a 10-minute walk from the church or a brief ride on the 72 tram. Two other tram lines – 70 and 75 – also access the Junction. Ample car parking is available on weekends and weeknights.


Everyone is welcome at St John's. With generations of Christ's followers we are all welcomed around the banquet table of the Word made flesh - regardless of gender, race, colour, sexual orientation, social status or any other distinction.

Next Sunday 

7th Sunday after Epiphany

23rd February 2020

Leviticus 19: 1-2, 9-18;  Psalm 119: 33-40;

1 Corinthians 3: 10-17; Matthew 5: 38-48

Lent 1

1st March 2020

Genesis 2: 15-17, 3: 1-7;  Psalm 32;

Romans 5: 12-21; Matthew 4: 1-11

8.00am Eucharist

10.00am Sung Eucharist

6.00pm Evening Worship - Liturgy of Light - (Sung Evensong on second Sunday of each month at 6.00pm.)

World Day of Prayer

Join with others from the local churches in Camberwell for the World Day of Prayer to be held at 10.00am Thursday 05th March 2020 at the Salvation Army Citadel, 7 Bowen Street, Camberwell. First held in 1887 the World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical Christian laywomen's initiative that unites people in prayer from over 170 countries. This years theme is 'Pray for Zimbabwe'. Everyone is welcome

Anglicare Victoria launches bushfire emergency appeal

as Anglicans across state pitch in with help and prayers 

In Melbourne Vicar General of the Diocese of Melbourne, the Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, asked Anglicans to pray for all those affected by bushfires across the nation with a prayer (below) that was recently heard in St Pauls Cathedral in the past days.

Almighty God and heavenly Father, we pray for this world that you love so much 

that you sent your Son Jesus to be born as the child of Bethlehem: 

We pray for the safety of those sheltering from fires and those fighting fires, 

for livestock, native animals, paddocks, bushlands and sacred places. 

We remember our own loved ones and those who are dear to us facing this crisis. 

We pray for those tending to the injured, the frightened and the broken-hearted, 

for emergency services, emergency broadcasters, chaplains and counsellors. 

We ask for your forgiveness for our own failures in safeguarding your good creation, 

and pray for political and community leaders, and all those responding 

to the current crisis in our nation. 

Above all, we pray the peace that passes all understanding, 

in our nation and state, in our homes and in our hearts. 

This we ask in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Donate to Anglicare Victoria's bushfire appeal here...

Tuesday Eucharist

Tuesday Eucharists will continue throughout the month of January

Meditation in the Chapel

Join us for Meditation in the Chapel each Tuesday at 4.00pm.

All Welcome. No experience necessary!

Ash Wednesday

Lent begins this year on 26th February. Begin your Lenten discipline by attending one of the two services in the Parish on that day - both with Imposition of Ashes.

Services are at 12.00 noon or 6.00pm, with choir. Parish Lenten studies will begin on Wednesday 04th March with further details to follow.

Anglican-Catholic Prayers for Reconciliation

In 2002 the leadership of the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches in Australia set aside November 4th as a day of prayer for reconciliation and greater understanding between the two communities. This year St John's Camberwell joined in prayer with Archbishop Philip Freier and Archbishop Peter Comensoli on the 3rd November to mark this day.

To listen to the Homily given by both Archbishops on this evening please visit the Sermons page




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