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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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’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.