social action and support
St John's has a number of groups involved in social action and advocacy including:
friends of St John's community support group
Actvely involved in a range of outreach ministry activities supported by our group of willing and enthusiastic volunteers.
We continue to visit and minister to the residents in various aged care homes in and around Camberwell where the residents very much appreciate the regular visits by our volunteers.
We also help out with other events such as the Celebration of Life events for aged care residents and community support groups throughout Melbourne.
asylum seeker and refugee support group
The members of this group see its role as advocacy, that is seeking to change public opinion among fellow parishioners, politicians and the general public by provision of accurate information and reasoned argument.
While they accept that Australia has a right to control the flow of immigrants, they are appalled at the suffering inflicted on refugees and asylum seekers in order to deter further arrivals.
The Group works on practical projects and maintains contact with state and federal politicians. Information about the Group and contact details can be obtained from the parish office.
amnesty letter writing group
Founded by Bp Gerald Beaumont in late 2006, the members of this group write letters on behalf of individuals and groups, suffering human rights abuses in many parts of the world.
We receive urgent actions from the liason officer of the Melbourne Religious Network of Amnesty International Australia. The number of requests received varies, depending on the circumstances of the volunteer staff memberwho processes them..
We are assured by Amnesty that actual letters, as opposed to faxes and email,continue to be the most effective way of influencing governments, which just encourages us to keep writing.
anglicare partnership group
(formerly known as the anglicare auxiliary)
Supporting Children to Remain with Their Family
Darren Youngs a regional Director of Anglicare Victoria will speak about what Anglicare is doing in this area at our first meeting for 2018
When - Monday 26th February at 2.15pm
Followed by afternoon tea.
further dates will be added shortly
we gather on the last Monday of each month
all speakers commence at 2.15pm unless otherwise advertised in Contact the Parish weekly pewsheet