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What We Do

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Alpha

The Alpha course creates space for people to bring friends for a conversation about faith, life, & God. If you have any questions about Jesus Christ and what it means to follow him, or would like to take part in a local Alpha course, please contact us.

FOR EVERYONE

We have Bible Studies that meet during the week in people’s homes. Together we study the Scriptures , deepen Christian friendships and pray for one another, the church and the world. We currently have Bible Studies in Healesville, Yarra Glen and Chum Creek, and hope to launch more at different times and places in the Yarra Valley.

FOR KIDS

Kids’ Club runs during the 10.30am St John’s service. The children stay in the service until the children’s talk is finished and then go out for their program. Our Children’s Leaders are Mrs Sherrin White and Mrs Claire Bennett.

FOR YOUTH

St John’s Youth Ministries (JYM) runs fortnightly on Friday evenings from 6.30pm-8.30pm during school term . The youth group aims to encourage and equip youth in grade 5 to grade 12 to become disciples of Jesus and to grow as disciples of Jesus.

FOR WOMEN

The ‘Ladies Guild’ meets 10:30am in the St John’s on the first Thursday of the month for Christian fellowship and to provide financial support for our church and projects in the wider community.

For Men

The ‘Man Flu Guild’ meets 7:30pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Healesville Hotel. Men are welcome to join us for a drink and comradery.

Prayer

Our church prayer meeting is held on the first Monday of each month, 10:00am at St Paul’s. We also send out a weekly prayer e-mail. If you would like us to pray for you or would like to receive our prayer updates, please contact our minister.

Baptisms

Baptism (sometimes called “Christening”) is a symbol marking our entry into the Christian Church and our commitment to follow Jesus throughout our lives. As an Anglican church, we baptise both adults and infants. If you would like to get baptised or have your child baptised please visit one of our services and contact our minister.

Weddings

Getting married is a significant decision, and your wedding should reflect the importance of this event in your lives. Our minister is authorised to celebrate Christian weddings according to the Rites of the Anglican Church of Australia. Weddings may be held at either of our churches or Rev Matt Smith can conduct a service at a local venue in the Yarra Valley. For more information and costs please contact our minister.

Funerals

St John’s and St Paul’s offer funerals according to the Anglican Prayer Book. The funeral service acknowledges the pain of death, our hope in the resurrection of believers to eternal life with Jesus Christ, and celebrates the life of those who have died. If you would like assistance in planning your funeral or that of a loved one please contact our minister.

Community

Members of our church participate in Healesville Inter-Church Community Care Incorporated (HICCI), providing emergency food, a community meal and transport service for members of our local community. The parish is also a partner in the combined churches of Yarra Glen Opportunity Shop.