Liturgy Committee

The purpose of this group is to help the Vicar and Deacon with the planning of services, feast days and special liturgical events. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month.


Craft Groups

Both St. Mark’s and St. John’s have keen crafters, spinners, embroiderers and everything in between! The St. Mark’s Balnarring spinners and knitters meet every first and third Monday of the month at 2pm in the parish hall. The St. John’s Flinders craft group, called UFOs (Un-Finished Objects), meet every Friday at 1pm in the parish hall. Anyone is most welcome to join in. Share your expertise or learn from others. Both groups provide refreshments. It’s a lot of fun!

Food and Friendship Lunch

Every fourth Thursday at 11.30am, St. Mark’s Balnarring provides a wonderful lunch of at least two dishes (soup or similar), a cuppa, a dessert, and plenty of company. Everyone is invited, and if you know of anyone who would welcome a meal and some companionship, please let them know. The lunch takes place in the parish hall.

Doing Justice Group

A passionate group made up of parishioners and the wider community meet to focus on key needs in our community. They explore, advocate for and take action on issues, especially related to the poor, the marginalised, and those most affected by realities such as homelessness, unemployment and even climate change. Their mandate is Micah 6.8:

And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

Meetings are held on the first Sunday of each month at 5.00pm in the St. Mark’s Balnarring hall.

Book Studies

The next book study will explore Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life, written by former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. Anyone at all is welcome, from lifelong Christians to those who may be wondering what the Christian faith is all about. This short volume (86 pages) is engaging, accessible and thought-provoking. It’s six chapters in length, each one taking the reader through an ‘essential’ of the Christian life. It’s a wonderful little book!

If you would like to participate, please sign up at St. John’s Flinders, St. Mark’s Balnarring, St. Peter’s Shoreham, or St. George’s Red Hill.

Or email Keiron Jones at

Discussion is intended to be relaxed and interactive. Everyone will be encouraged to contribute as much as they would like.

Dates: Saturday 3, 10, 17 & 24 September; 1 & 8 October. 10 – 11am

(One chapter per week). Refreshments will be available.

Venue: St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Shoreham

Cost of book: $18.00 (paper copy) and $7.99 (eBook). Hard copies are available at Koorong:

St John’s Monthly Bible Study Group

Online bible study discussion takes place on the third Monday of each month at 7.30pm. During Lent and Advent, there will be weekly meetings. If you would like to join in, please email Keiron Jones at for the Zoom link.