St John's an Anglican Church serving Jesus for the people of East Sydney: Darlinghurst, Woolloomooloo, Potts Point,
Rushcutter's Bay, Elizabeth Bay and Kings Cross. About 30,000 people live in this area with weekend visitors increasing
this to over 100,000.
Within a short walk you move from the 3rd wealthiest to the 5th poorest localities in Sydney. The Cross is an entertainment area with major hotels catering for international tourists. People who come or visit this church include backpackers, sailors, the wealthy, the elderly and influential, the homeless and the marginalised people, and the emotionally damaged. In response to this we have a wide range of innovative ministries.
The church here is a diverse body of people united in God's love made known in Jesus' death. At St. John's our belief and discipleship in Jesus are reflected in a wide range of activities.
Tears And Hope: A Service For Survivors Of Abuse
At 7:00 pm on Monday 3rd November, St John's will be having a special service for survivors of abuse. Click here for more information (JPG file 235 KB).
Podcasts of our previous Tears and Hope services are available here.
A Community Group is a small group of people who gather together to study the Bible, pray, encourage one another and do ministry together. At St John's our collection of groups is called "Community Central", and we all meet every second Tuesday evening. If you'd like to find out more, you can click here for a brochure.
Our next Community Central is on Tuesday 25th November, at 6:30 pm.
On the first Sunday of every month we have Messy Church at 9:30 am in the church hall. It is a form of church for all ages, for people at any stage of their faith journey, that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. Click here to see just how messy it can get.
Our next Messy Church is on Sunday 7th December, at 9:30 am.
Taking Care of Business
We held our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 11th March, 2014. The results of the elections were:
Church Wardens: Chris Bertinshaw, Paul Campell-Allen, Andrew Wilkinson.
Parish Council: John Chandler, Monisha Ponnaiya, Elizabeth Warren, Tim Whiteway.
Parish Nominators: Jonathan Adams, Chris Bertinshaw, Barbara Campell-Allen, John Chandler, Sue Shannon-King.
Synod Representatives: John Chandler, Geoff Miles.
Focus of our Parish
Evangelical with a Bible based gospel focus and seeking to apply this focus to all aspects of life, including social justice issues.
Our Service Times
- 11:00 am - Holy Communion
- 6:00 pm - Evening Church
- 9:30 am - MESSY Church - in the Church Hall on the 1st Sunday of each Month except January
- 3:30 pm - Choral Evensong - 2nd Sunday of each Month except January, July and December
Our Rector Edward Vaughan
Ed has been Rector of St John's since 2011. Click here for more information.
Assistant Minister Brad Kemister
Brad was previously Rector of Numurkah in rural Victoria. Brad is full time.