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.  

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. Colleen is pictured wearing a chasuble given to her by Revd Dr Brian Porter one of St John's Camberwell Hon. Associate Priests.

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.


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

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 ...

You can download the current Journal of Scripture and Prayer for August- September here..  Journal-Dec-Jan 2019-2020 .pdf


The Parish Liturgical Calendar has been revised please visit the Worship page to download the latest version

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 

Third Sunday in Advent

15th December 2019

Isaiah 35: 1-10;  Luke 1: 47-55;

James 5: 7-10;  Matthew 11: 2-11

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.)

Christmas Services at St Johns

Children's Services

Sunday 15th December

2.00pm Celebration de Noel en Francais

5.00pm Christmas Pageant - Join us this Sunday for a wonderful children's Christmas Pageant and Crib Service, a a profusion of angels, shepherds, Wise Ones, and a menagerie of animals gather to present a delightful re-telling of the Nativity story of the Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.

All children are invited to come in costume and join in.

Christmas Eve

Tuesday 24th December

11.00pm Carols

11.30pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day

Wednesday 25th December

8.00am Eucharist

10.00am Sung Eucharist

Meditation in the Chapel

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

All Welcome. No experience necessary!

'The inexpressible Joy of Evensong'

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

The service of Evensong 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.

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


Download general  details here - Evensong.pdf




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