On this page: information on Mother's Union, St John's Fellowship, and St John's garden club.
Mother's Union There are active Mother’s Union branches at St. Andrew’s, Rosanna, and Holy Spirit, Watsonia. For more information about the aims and activities of the Mother’s Union, visit their website.
By supporting marriage and family life, especially through times of adversity, we tackle the most urgent needs challenging relationships and communities. Our members are not all mothers, nor all women. Single, married, parents, grandparents, and young adults just beginning to express their social conscience. For all 4 million members what Mothers' Union provides is a network through which they can serve Christ in their own community - through prayer, financial support and actively working at the grassroots level in programmes that meet local needs.
Vision: Our vision is of a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful, and flourishing relationships.
Objectives: To promote and support married life To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children To help those whose family life has met with adversity
The Mothers' Union Prayer Loving Lord, We thank you for your love so freely given to us all. We pray for families around the world. Bless the work of the Mothers' Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life. Empowered by your Spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world. In Jesus' name. Amen
St John's Fellowship The Fellowship meets at St John's Anglican Church in the afternoon or evening of every fourth Wednesday of the month commencing in February and closing for a two-month break in November, when a Christmas break-up meal is celebrated.
Membership is open to all interested. Each month during the year there is a variety of interesting speakers covering a diverse range of subject.
The members of the fellowship, which started up many years ago as the Young Wives group (many of whom are now grandmothers!), do a great deal of work during the year for the church, including meal provision at Open House, Macleod, and individual service by many of its members in all sorts of areas. A small committee including President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, elected at the Annual Meeting each October, ensures the smooth running of this long-running group.
If you are interested in joining, please contact the parish office: 9457 1144
Caring for our Garden Oasis
A group of our members get together regularly to care for our beautiful garden, which is an oasis in the midst of our busy suburb.
We like to share our grounds with people who wander through and who live in the area surrounding our Church.
Peace and tranquility can be found in this beautiful setting.
If you would like to be involved, please contact the Church office: 9457 1144.