A Message from the Vicar

about Services at St John's

Please find an important message from our Vicar

Thursday 16th April.........Letter to the Parish 

About Services at St John's ...... Letter to the Parish.pdf

Updated Letter to the Parish.....St John's Letter - 200324.pdf 

Re-Opening for Services at St John's Camberwell

St Johns is preparing to re-open the church for private prayer and public worship, with the easing of restrictions now allowing up to 20 members of the congregartion to be present during services from the 1st June 2020. Strict protocols regarding social distancing and safe participation are being followed, for the safety and well being of all. Please contact the Parish Office by Email to register you interest in attending services on  a rostered basis. For further details follow the following link Re-Opening of Services at St Johns Camberwell - Important message to all

This week Live at St John's Camberwell

Online Services

Please  follow the link below to see the complete schedule of Services and Events being held St Johns Camberwell during the current Covid-19 crisis for the next week

"NEW' This Week Live at St Johns Camberwell - Click here for the schedule of services 

Links to the scheduled services can also be found below

And If You Ever Have Trouble Connecting  Join St John’s on Vimeo Here or

You could  Join St John's on Youtube here 

SUNDAY 5th July

Click here to Join Eucharist 5th July at 8.00am  You can download the service booklet here...Pentecost 5 - 8.00am.pdf

Click here to Join Sung Eucharist 5th July at 10.00am   You can download the service booklet here...Pentecost 5 - 10.00am.pdf

Click here to Join Sung Evensong Today 5th July at 6.00pm -  You can download the service booklet here...Evensong - 05/07/2020.pdf

Tuesday 7th July

Click here to join Eucharist Today 7th July at 12.00pm

Wednesday 8th July

Click here to join Broughton Hall Eucharist Today 8th July at 11.00am

SUNDAY 5th July

Click here to Join Eucharist 12th July at 8.00am  You can download the service booklet here...

Click here to Join Sung Eucharist 12th July at 10.00am   You can download the service booklet here...

Click here to Join Sung Evensong Today 12th July at 6.00pm -  You can download the service booklet here...



 Easter Day Online Service 

Our 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 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.  

The inexpressible Joy of Evensong

Sunday 5th July 2020 - 6.00pm

Canticles: ' Dyson in F ' by George Dyson

Preces and Responses: William Smith

Psalm Chant: Walter Paratt

Anthem: ' My Beloved spake ' by Henry Purcell

Postlude: ' Praeludium in E minor ' by Nicolaus Bruhns

Click here to Join Evensong 5th July at 6.00pm  

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 ...

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 

5th July 2020

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Zechariah 9: 9-12; Psalm 145: 8-14;

Romans 7: 14-25a; Matthew 11: 15-19, 25-30

12th July 2020

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Isaiah 55: 10-13; Psalm 65;

Genesis 26: 1-6, 23-25; Romans 9: 15-26

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.) 

Farewell Mother Colleen Clayton

Sadly this Sunday 19th April marks the end of the Revd Colleen Clayton' s joyous ministry with us at St John's Camberwell. It was never going to be easy to say farewell to Colleen such has been her short ministry among us, but these are the worst of circumstances to farewell such a fine pastor colleague and friend. Colleen is leaving us, but continuing her ministry as Priest in Charge at St Matthew's Cheltenham. Colleen will be inducted at St Matthews on Tuesday April 28th.

This Sunday join us Online (see links on this page for the online services) at 8.00am, 10.00am and 6.00 pm as they will be our last chance with Colleen for her last services at  St John's.

Thank you Colleen, from all of us here at St John's! You have been a blessing to us all. Take care and when this all ends we all hope we can get together to say farewell as wish we could.



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... https://www.anglicarevic.org.au/donation/bushfireappeal/

Tuesday Eucharist

Tuesday Eucharists will continue as online service - see the link on this page to join

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


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. For more information about the French Ministry at St John's see our What's on... Coming Events page.

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

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