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.
anglicare partnership group
(formerly known as the anglicare auxiliary)
As an Anglicare Victoria Partnership Group, we will continue to promote the work of Anglicare, and encourage you to support other fundraising events in our parish.
We welcome you to join our monthly events as listed below
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
30th March 2020
Peaceful Warriors: An Anglicare project for Teenage Boys - Steve Smith Anglicare
27th April 2020
Food Bank: Feeding Victoria - Chris Scott Food Bank Chief Development Officer
24th May 2020
Mission to Seafarers: History and Current Activities - Sue Dight Mission to Seafarers, Chief Manager
29th June 2020
Welcome to Venice - Jocelyn Wilson
27th July 2020
Christmas Card Packaging
31st August 2020
Visiting Trump's America - Graham Pratt
Police Chaplaincy - TBC
26th October 2020