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.
The official beginning of the church season of Lent was on Wednesday 5th March. This year we are following a Lenten Bible Reading Plan, which you can download by clicking here. It started on the 5th March, but its not too late to get on board.
Evensong is a traditional Anglican service with an emphasis on singing and music. It is also an opportunity to hear works from the greatest composers of the Renaissance up to the present day, including our own Australian composers. Click here for more information (PDF file 82 KB).
The historic pipe organ at St John's was installed in 1886, and is used to accompany the Brabyn Singers, one of Sydney's most accomplished choirs. You can click here to download a description and photos of the organ (PDF file 265 KB).
We have Choral Evensong at 3:30 pm on the second Sunday of each month, except for January, July and December. You can download details of all the scheduled music, lessons and psalms for 2014 by clicking here (PDF file 255 KB).
There is always afternoon tea afterwards, and the choristers, organist and director of music will be available to discuss the music and answer any questions you may have.
Our next Choral Evensong with be this Sunday 9th March at 3:30 pm.
Taking Care of Business
Our AGM will be on Tuesday 11th March at 7:30 pm in the hall. We will receive the audited accounts, elect Wardens and Parish Councillors, and deal with other significant business as well.
RE:fresh - The Whole Church Weekend Away
It's fast approaching - The RE:fresh Weekend Away for people in both the morning and evening congregations. The dates are Friday March 7th - Sunday March 9th. The venue is Stanwell Tops Conference Centre, and our theme this year is spiritual refreshment.
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.
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.
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 Vaughan - Please click image for profile information
Assistant Minister Brad Kemister
Brad was previously Rector of Numurkah in rural Victoria. Brad is full time.