Easter / Holy week Services:
- Maundy Thursday, 7pm, St John’s: Commemoration of the Last Supper
- Good Friday, 10am, St John’s: Family Devotional Service
- Good Friday, noon – 3pm, St John’s: Three Hour Service with Adn Jeffrey Parker
- Easter Day, 6.15am, Harewood: Dawn Easter Service
- Easter Day, St John’s: services at usual times (9am, 10.30am and 5.30pm)
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New St John’s Buildings are turning Five
Some will not remember what the St John’s buildings used to look like. To the right is an historic photo of one of them being removed to make way for our new buildings. The change is described as ‘a miracle’by many who remember back.
There is much for which to thank to God at St John’s, and we’re going to do that on Sunday 29 April, with special services and a spit roast at lunchtime. Your invitation is attached. I hope that you will plan to be part of this celebration and to do all that you can to assist with a one-off Thank Offering to be received on that day (envelope also attached). A prompt RSVP would assist greatly.
Program for St John’s Day of Thanksgiving
Each of the three services on Sunday 29 April will mark the fifth anniversary of the dedication of the new buildings, which cost us and are costing us about $2.4m (our total remaining debt is still nearly $1m, which is really stretching us). Each service will offer opportunity for members of the congregation to make a Thank Offering. Bishop Paul Barker will be guest preacher at the morning services (9am and 10.30am), and it is hoped that 5 year-old members of the congregation will have special roles at the 10.30am service. Evening Church that night (5.30pm) will be in the form of a Hymns of Praise service, and members of St John’s will be invited to request suitable songs and hymns for inclusion in what should be a thrilling finale to the day’s celebrations. At lunchtime we will join together, in large numbers, for a sit down spit roast dinner. To assist the organizers, please RSVP to the attached invitation early
St. John’s Anglican Church – Cranbourne (SJAC)-2018 will make it 154 yrs. old
Church location: 27 Childers St, Cranbourne (Cnr Childers and Russell).
St John’s Anglican Church serves Cranbourne and surrounding districts. We believe we have an important part to play in commending Christ and his way within our community. Most of us live in Cranbourne and we range from very young to the very old. In various ways we all know that life is a struggle, but that God is strong and good. Our aim is to grow in our appreciation of God, to point others to God’s love, and to use our various abilities to honour God and build God’s Kingdom. Our slogan is ‘Growing People, Building Community’.
As Anglicans we aim in our worship services to engage heart, mind and will in response to The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. We believe that what we do the rest of the week matters as much as what we do in our services. We believe that God’s work in the world is much larger than what we are doing in Cranbourne, and are keen to support that work beyond our church.
Message from our VICAR
As you explore this website I hope that you will see that St John’s does not make great claims for itself, but does seek to honour an amazing God and looks to God to do great things among us for the good of all around us. We seek to be biblical
and inspired by the Spirit of God. We want to welcome everyone. We value our Anglican identity with its rich emphasis on bible, the mind, the world, well ordered congregational life and the value of each member.
We make no claim to be a great church but the aim to be the best we can by God’ grace.
St John’s is on an exciting path – aiming to grow significantly in numbers, ministries and mission over the next five years. You would be most welcome to join us, or at least come to one of our services to form your own opinion. If you would like to speak with me about membership, or some matter of faith, please e-mail me at Email David Powys or phone me on (03)59967858)