Community Service Clubs

About Us

Making new friends is part of life at St John's and there are lots of ways for you to get involved in the life of our community – in service, small groups and worship.

Bell Ringing

Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps keep you fit …  bell ringing also makes a glorious sound! St John’s has a fine set of bells.  Mondays at 5.30 p.m. is when the bellringers practice in the belltower.

Brass Polishing

Enjoy the shining brass on Sunday even more if you have cleaned it! We have a small group of people who assist monthly. Have an hour to spare? Come and join us. Contact Margaret Rodgers 0414 736 491.


Cuppacomalong is for anyone in the parish. We meet on the fourth Monday in each month in the Robertson Room from 2.00 p.m. – 4 p.m. Its aim is to get together, enjoy afternoon tea and get to know one other in a friendly atmosphere.

Flower Guild

Flowers have always been a special part of God’s creation, bringing beauty and joy to God’s people. They bring life and colour to our worship spaces and are a continual reminder of the wonder of the natural world created by God. No formal training is necessary and assistance is provided.

Grumpy Old Men

Grumpy Old Men meet each Tuesday morning at The Barton Cafe (opposite St Mark’s) from 10.30 am to 12 noon for good coffee and conversation. For more information ring the Rev'd Ken Batterham 6288 2264.

Monthly Working Bee

Come and help us maintain our beautiful and historic St John’s Precinct. The monthly working bee (first Saturday of the month) starting at 9.30 am. The main jobs are tidying graves and raking.  Morning tea will be provided.

Sacristan & Sanctuary Team

We serve usually once a month in the Sanctuary and with training we learn to assist the priests in all aspects of the service. Contact Margaret Rodgers 0414 736 491

St John’s Care basket

Each Sunday there is a food basket at the front of the Church. This provides an easy way to make donations of food to St John’s Care.


Sidespersons welcome and distribute hymnbooks etc. to the congregation as they enter and leave the church. The ministry of welcoming and hospitality is an important ministry withing the life of our faith community.

Spirituality for the over 50’s

This study group is facilitated by Rev’d Vicky Cullen.

Sunday Hospitality

Hospitality has always been integral to the story of God’s people. People are rostered to provide coffee, tea and refreshments after our 8.00 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. services. 

Quick Facts About The Region

St John's Anglican Church is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and Reid, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.