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)

Coming Up

we gather on the last Monday of each month

all speakers commence at 2.15 pm unless otherwise advertised in Contact the Parish weekly pewsheet

28th May 2018

Japan in Cherry Blossom Time - Liz and Graham Pratt

Share this very recent visit to Japan

  

25th June 2018

The KAREN - a successful refugee transition from Myanmar (Burma) to the Wimmera.

Kelvin Taylor and Maree N'diaye

Both have worked with the Karen people of Myanmar.

They will trace the successful transition from Myanmar (Burma) to the Victorian country town of Horsham

 

30th  June 2018

Anglicare Christmas Card Packaging Day from 10.00am

 

27 August 2018

Chaplaincy at Royal Children's Hospital, Melboune.

Clare Tomasov Anglican Chaplain - former Children's Minister at St John's Camberwell

Clare will talk about her new role in the Royal Childrens Hospital - Melbourne as Chaplain

 

24th September 2018

ESTONIA - Glenis and Don Heath

Parishioners who visit Estonia regularly.

An introduction and broadening of our knowlwdge of this lovely country on the Baltic

 

29th October 2018

A.G.M. - 2019 Planning

 

26th November 2018

Thank you Gathering.

Dr Bronwyn Hughes a stained glass historian will speak to us on "church windows"

 

 

 

 

 

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