Faith & Connection

Through Worship and a range of nurturing opportunities we seek to grow in our faith, and live out our faith in active service.

We offer a range of opportunities for people within and beyond the church from English Classes to the Op Shop.

For more information contact the church office.


Conversation class

Is English your second language? Do you lack confidence in using English to talk to people in your everyday life? Come and join us at Conversation Class and practise using your English in a supportive, small group environment. We meet on Thursdays at 10am in term time, in the meeting room adjoining the church hall. There is no charge for this class. For more information contact the church office.


For Emergency Relief assistance, The Salvation Army (880 Mt Alexander Rd Essendon, ph. 9375 3249) is open every Tuesday & Thursday from 9am to 3pm.


Messy Church

Messy Church is an informal, inter-generational gathering, where we enjoy each other’s company as we explore the Christian story through craft, conversation, music and story. Each Messy Church session will have five or six different craft activities on the evening’s theme, a time of worship and will finish with a COVID safe “meal”. Messy Church is welcoming, relaxed, different, for all ages from babies to seniors, and, above all, fun. Messy Church is held on a Saturday evening, from 5pm – 7pm.

Dates for 2023 will be advised early in the new year.

Mini Messy Church is held on the alternate month from Messy Church so we can keep in touch with each other.  This is a more low-key event: one all age activity and a COVID safe “meal”. Mini Messy Church is held on a Saturday evening, from 5pm – 6.15pm.

Dates for 2023 will be advised early in the new year.

Both Messy Church and Mini Messy Church are designed to be inter-generational, they are not “children’s church”.

Messy Church values are about being Christ-centered, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.


St John’s Choral Group, although small in number, is dedicated to enhancing the congregational singing and leading worship in the singing of psalms and responses. These are often taken from John Bell’s publications. We also meet regularly to prepare choral music for significant times in the Church year.

New members are always welcome. This can be one of the most uplifting forms of Stewardship… just ask any of the present Choristers!


Op Shop has closed.


Social Club is a group of mostly retired members, who gather once a month to enjoy various social activities together. For further information about this group, please contact the Office.