Volunteer Groups

Members of the St John’s Parish Family meet regularly in a wide range of groups which provide fellowship and friendship and the opportunity to serve God, and support St John’s and the wider Anglican Church.

Newcomers to St John’s are encouraged to enquire about participating in one or more of these Groups.

Whatever your interests and abilities you will be warmly welcomed and the experience will enrich and deepen your sense of belonging to St John’s.

The Parish Manager will be pleased to provide further information about any of the Parish Groups mentioned below.

CEMETERY WORKING GROUP

St John’s historic cemetery grounds have been restored and are maintained in immaculate condition by this group of men and women who have a regular working bee from 8.30am on the first Saturday of each month.

CHURCH CLEANERS, BRASS POLISHERS

This dedicated group of men and women lovingly perform these important traditional duties, making a much appreciated contribution to maintaining the church’s beautiful presentation.

FLOWER GUILD

The floral arrangements in the church Sunday by Sunday and on special occasions draw many compliments and are testament to the skill and time our arrangers devote to this task.

Parishioners and friends of St John’s are invited to remember special anniversaries, such as the birth, marriage, or death of a loved one, by making a donation for flowers to decorate the church one Sunday.

To make arrangements for a floral memorial (either acknowledged or anonymous), please call the Parish Secretary.

GARDENING GROUPS

The splendid results of this hardworking group’s efforts are on display for all to see in the extensive gardens surrounding the church and the columbarium wall.

KU-RING-GAI INTER CHURCH COMMITTEE

This very active group, of which St John’s is a member church, has five established events each year.

Congregations of the member churches meet with their Christian neighbours on these occasions, which feature interesting speakers and thought-provoking talks.

The committee’s ideals are:

* To promote friendship and understanding between Christians of diverse traditions
* To learn from each other
* To worship together
* To work for forgiveness, peace and justice
* To put material and spiritual values in their proper perspective
* To show that we are Christians by our love for God and our neighbours

SERVERS' GUILD

Members of the Servers’ Guild, most of whom are licensed as Lay Assistants, assist the celebrant in the sanctuary at services of Holy Communion.

SIDESMEN

Sidesmen’s duties at services of worship include greeting worshippers as they arrive, handing out service booklets, hymn books and pew bulletins, and taking up the offertory.

Sidesmen are rostered for one Sunday morning service each month and for festivals such as Easter and Christmas.