baptisms, weddings and funerals
with confirmation, and admission to Holy Communion

BAPTISMS

St John's welcomes all who are seeking baptism, either for themselves or for their children.

Baptisms take place during the main service on a Sunday morning, usually once a month. There is no charge for baptism, although many people make a donation for the upkeep and work of the church.

When a baby or small child is baptised, it is a celebration of new birth, entry into the kingdom of God and membership of the parish community. This is a joyful occasion for the parents and for the whole congregation at St John's. In the same way, St John’s congregation is delighted to welcome adults who have decided to be baptised and join the church.

Download the parish Baptism brochure here... Baptism

For more details please contact the Parish Office:

Telephone (03) 9882 4851

E-mail: office@stjohnscamberwell.org.au

 

WEDDINGS

St John's is a beautiful and stately church, the perfect place in which to celebrate before God the beginning of a new life together in marriage.

St John's welcomes inquiries about weddings and the blessing of civil marriages.

The Rutherford Room, in the Parish centre attached to the Church, is available for wedding receptions. The room overlooks a park on Camberwell Road and can accommodate 80 guests.

For more details please contact the Parish Office:

Telephone (03) 9882 4851

E-mail: office@stjohnscamberwell.org.au

 

FUNERALS AND MEMORIAL SERVICES

The death of a loved one is a time both for sorrow and for thanksgiving. A Christian funeral commends the departed into the loving care of God, provides a structure for giving thanks for the person’s life and gifts, for hearing again the Christian conviction of God's love for us in this life and the next, and for saying our last goodbyes. St John’s Church offers a large, beautiful and light-filled sacred space for funerals; there is also an intimate chapel for smaller services.

The parish centre is available for hire if refreshments after the service are required.

For more details please contact the Parish Office:

Telephone (03) 9882 4851

E-mail: office@stjohnscamberwell.org.au

 

THE MEMORIAL GARDEN

The Memorial Garden at St John’s witnesses to the Christian belief in the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The ashes of those who have died in the Faith may be interred in this peaceful and hallowed place, where relatives and friends may come to sit quietly from time to time.

Either a brief service of interment is held after a cremation, or during a memorial service if the service follows the cremation.

A memorial book records the names of those whose ashes have been interred here. Interments can be arranged by contacting the Vicar:

For more details please contact the Parish Office:

Telephone (03) 9882 4851

E-mail: office@stjohnscamberwell.org.au

 

CONFIRMATION

Once a year, the regional bishop visits St John’s to administer the sacrament of Confirmation. It is in this rite that young adults and older people seal the Christian commitment made on their behalf in their baptism as infants. To prepare for this service, St John's conducts sessions involving a series of discussions with the clergy, covering some basic teaching about the Bible, the sacraments, and ethical issues. It is also an opportunity for people to offer their gifts for ministry in the church. People who have been raised in other Christian denominations and wish to be admitted to full communion in the Anglican Church are also admitted at this time, and may wish to attend the sessions beforehand.

ADMISSION TO COMMUNION

Participation in Holy Communion is participation in the life of the Church. It is a sign of discipleship and membership of the Christian community. Participation in Holy Communion gives proper dignity to baptism. Any, both adults and children, who are baptised but not presently a regular communicant in another Church, are invited to be admitted at St John’s.

For more details please contact the Parish Office:

Telephone (03) 9882 4851

E-mail: office@stjohnscamberwell.org.au

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