WELCOME!

 

PARISH ANNUAL MEETING

SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2022, 12.00pm at ST. MARK’S BALNARRING. ALL PARISHIONERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THIS MEETING. A ZOOM LINK HAS BEEN EMAILED TO PARISHIONERS FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO ATTEND ONLINE.

Welcome to the website of St. John’s Flinders with St. Mark’s Balnarring. We are a thriving Christian community in the Anglican tradition. We meet and worship on the land of the traditional owners – the Bunurong / Boon Wurrung.

Our parish includes two beautiful historic churches: St. John’s was dedicated in 1892, St. Mark’s in 1914. Whether you live locally or are visiting this region, you are always welcome to any service, or you may simply enjoy looking around the churches and grounds.


Our Vision
To be courageous, embrace change, and live God’s word in today’s world.

Our Mission
We are a welcoming and inclusive community showing Christ’s love to all.


As a Christian community, each one of us is on a journey of discovery: discovering more about our world, which can be so beautiful and challenging at the same time, discovering more about ourselves, and discovering more about the person Christians follow: Jesus of Nazareth. We’re all somewhere on the journey, from lifelong Christians to those newly pondering who this person Jesus really was and is. We encourage questions and definitely don’t have all the answers. We encourage a sense of wonder at the beauty that surrounds us here on the Peninsula. We encourage graceful conversations. We commit ourselves to living out the gospel message of loving God and loving neighbour for a more just and equitable world.

CHURCH SERVICES

St John’s Flinders Service:  Sunday @ 8.30am

St Mark’s Balnarring Services: Sunday @ 10.30am & Thursday @ 10.00am

Morning tea is provided after Sunday services. The Thursday congregation heads over the road to Red Hill Bakery for a coffee after the service.

Covid Safety: Masks no longer need to be worn indoors but they are still recommended.


CHRISTINE’S PLAYGROUPS (during school terms only)

Balnarring Group: Tuesdays at 10.00am at St. Mark’s hall Balnarring.
Flinders Group: Wednesdays at 10.00am at St John’s hall Flinders.

Limited places are available. You must register your attendance on 5989 8620 or email sunningfields62@gmail.com.

We are planning to run additional groups if we have enough interest. So even if we cannot accommodate you at this moment, please contact us and register your interest.


GODLY PLAY

Please check the Children’s site for details of the Terms 3 and 4 2022 program.


OP SHOPS

The parish is fortunate to have two outstanding op shops, cared for by dedicated, skilled volunteers.

St. Mark’s Op Shop:

1 Balnarring Road, Balnarring: 0413 058 906

Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am to 12 pm; and Saturday 10am to 1pm. 

 St. John’s Op Shop:

38 Cook Street, Flinders: 5989 1169

Open Monday, Thursday and Saturday 10.30am to 2.00pm. 


MORNING MEDITATION

A short (20 minute max) meditation service is held at St. Mark’s Balnarring at 9am each Tuesday morning, and at St. John’s Flinders each Wednesday morning. Come as you are. Bring your dog if you’re out for a walk. Bring your coffee if you’re passing and want to call in. All are warmly welcome.

 

THE MELBOURNE ANGLICAN

Hard copies of the Diocese newspaper The Melbourne Anglican (TMA) are delivered to the church each month. However, if you wish to read it online, the link is https://tma.melbourneanglican.org.au/


RECITALS

FINAL RECITALS FOR 2022

After a superb year of classical concerts of the highest standard, just one fabulous recital remains for 2022. The 2023 calendar of recitals will be advertised shortly.

Sunday 4 December at 1pm: Inventi Ensemble & Liane Keegan – Sea Windows Celebration. Recital for the dedication of David Wright’s Sea Windows. Bookings: www.trybooking.com/BZHZM. Admission: $40.

The Recitals in 2022 have been generously supported by Bendigo Bank Community Bank Balnarring and District.

GENERAL RECITAL ENQUIRIES

To John Barren, Recitals Coordinator for St John’s Flinders on 5989 8620

 

This week

Friday 25 November, 10.30am: Advent Study at St. Mark’s

Friday 25 November, 12.30pm: Advent Study at St. John’s

Saturday 26 November, 10.30am: ordination to priesthood of The Revd Andrea Nagy at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Sunday 27 November, 8.30am: Eucharist at St. John’s

Sunday 27 November, 10.30am: Eucharist at St. Mark’s

Sunday 27 November, 12 midday: Annual Meeting at St. Mark’s

Monday 28 November, 11am – 1pm: working bee at St. John’s

Monday 28 November 2pm – 4pm:  vicarage garden working bee

Monday 28 November, 7.30pm: Advent Bible Study via Zoom (if you would like to attend, please email vicar.flinderswithbalnarring@gmail.com)

Tuesday 29 November, 9am: Morning meditation at St. Mark’s

Tuesday 29 November, 10am: Christine’s children’s music circle at St. Mark’s Hall

Wednesday 30 November, 9am: Morning meditation at St. John’s

Wednesday 30 November, 10am: Christine’s children’s music circle at St. John’s Hall

Wednesday 30 November, 2pm: Sing-a-long at Annie’s Court Shoreham

Thursday 1 December, 10am: Eucharist at St. Mark’s, followed by lunch at Red Hill Bakery

Thursday 1 December, 1.30pm: Pastoral care meeting for St. Mark’s

Friday 2 December, 8.30am: Gentle exercise at St. John’s

Friday 2 December, 10am: Pilates at St. John’s

Friday 2 December, 1pm: UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) at St. John’s

Saturday 3 December, 3pm: Interment of Ashes Service at St. John’s

Sunday 4 December, 10.30am: Parish Service with The Most Revd Dr. Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne attending to dedicate David Wright and Sue McPhee’s stained-glass window ‘The Light’.

Sunday 4 December, 1pm: Special Recital. See front page for details.

Events


Recent Events

Feast for Freedom: Sharing a meal in solidarity with people seeking asylum and raise funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC).

Recent Events


    

The bishop of Jumbunna Episcopate, The Rt Revd Dr. Paul Barker, led the service for the 130th anniversary of the dedication of St. John’s Flinders, on Sunday 23 January 2022. He also dedicated two magnificent windows designed and installed by glass artist Mr David Wright, with creative input by his wife, The Revd Sue McPhee-Wright. A Bible generously donated was also blessed.