Easter Services 2018

Easter ServicesEaster 2018 sidebar

We warmly invite you to celebrate Easter with us!


Good Friday March 30th: "Jesus: Rejected, suffered and died...  for me"

9am: We will have a Communion service as we remember Christ's death.  There will be creche for under 5's with Activity Packs for school aged children.


Easter Sunday April 1st : "Christ is Risen! How then should we live?"

8am: Communion service

10am: Easter Celebration with Children's program.

6:30pm: Easter Celebration


David Mulready (retired Bishop of North-West Australia) will be our guest preacher.

Welcome Tim Thambyrajah

Tim & HollieWelcome Tim Thambyrajah

St John's is delighted to welcome Tim Thambyrajah as our new Assistant Minister, supported by his wife Hollie. Tim will lead our Youth Ministry as well as being responsible for the 6:30pm service. All are invited to come to a "welcome lunch" for them on Sunday January 14th after the 10am service. Please pray for Tim and Hollie, that God will bless their ministry amongst us.

Kids Christmas

Kids ChristmasKidsChristmas

Each year St John's holds a special Christmas service that allows children to hear the amazing story of the birth of Jesus, sing their favour Christmas songs and celebrate with other children.

There is also a Giving tree where children can leave a gift for those in need.

This special service for the whole family is a wonderful way to start your Christmas!

When: Sunday 24th December from 5pm

What: Sausage sizzle, face painting, kindifarm, crafts and more followed by a family friendly Christmas Service at 6pm with carols, items and stories

Where: St John’s Asquith 6 Royston Parade

Who: Everyone welcome!

Christmas Services

Christmas ServicesSt Johns Christmas 2017 Website box

Come and rediscover Christmas.

Sunday December 24th - Christmas Eve

5pm: Kindifarm, crafts, face painting and sausage sizzle

6pm: Kids' Christmas - a family friendly service for everyone. Bring a wrapped present to place under the Giving Tree.


Monday December 25th - Christmas Day

8am: Christmas Communion

10am: Christmas Celebration

Speaking English

Speaking EnglishESL logo

'Speaking English' classes will run on every Tuesday, 10am - 12pm during the school terms.

Our aim is to provide a friendly and supportive environment that encourages students to use and improve their English. Everyone is welcome from beginners to the more advanced students. Classes will use a variety of resources, including the text of the Bible.

Morning-tea is provided and child minding is available for small children (a small additional cost will be charged).


  • Tuesdays 10am-12pm
  • Cost is only $3 each week
  • Child minding available
  • Parking available in the church grounds

To register or for more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 9482 3282 (or just come along).

Giving Tree

Anglicare Foster ProgramChristmas Tree

Many children in need are put into foster care by Anglicare as part of their Foster Care and Adoption program.

The Giving Tree at our Christmas Eve service provides you with an opportunity to give a gift to one of these children.

If you would like to show your love for a child who has been placed into foster care, please bring a wrapped gift to place under the tree.

There is a particular need for gifts for children aged 4-8 years of age.

Carols at Asquith Oval

Asquith Oval Carolscarols candle

Everyone is invited to enjoy a wonderful community event as we celebrate Christmas together.

There will be a BBQ from 6.30pm and carol singing will start at 7.30pm.

Venue:  Asquith Oval
Location: Mills Ave, Asquith

Date: Sunday December 3rd 2017

Time: 7.30pm - 9pm
Cost: Free


Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread HousesGingerbread single house

Gingerbread girl Gingerbread lots of houses Gingerbread 2 children

Join us for a family afternoon of Christmas fun and build and decorate your own Gingerbread house.
There will be puppet show as well for the kids!
All children will need to be accompanied by an adult (one adult per two children).
Adults are welcome to attend with or without children.
Gluten free kits are available.
Everything you need for your gingerbread house, including decorations, will be included in your kit.
Afternoon tea will be provided.

When: November 18, 2017  3pm-5pm

Where: St John's Asquith Church, 6 Royston Parade Asquith

Cost: $30 per gingerbread house kit

If you would like to come, please book here: https://www.trybooking.com/RZGQ

Please book quickly as spaces are limited, and we need to finalise orders by November 5th.

Contact Susan and Kylie by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

Reformation Seminar

Super Saturday Seminar - Studies on the ReformationPaul-Barnett-2

Introducing Paul Barnett

Paul is married to Anita. He holds a Phd from London University. Paul has served on the faculty of Moore College and has been the rector of St Barnabas Broadway and Holy Trinity Adelaide. Paul was Bishop of North Sydney from 1990-2001. His publications include Is the New Testament History and Gospel Truth: Answering New Atheist Attacks on the Gospels.

The Reformation

2017 is the five hundredth anniversary of the event that sparked the Reformation. On the 31st October 1517 Luther nailed the 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg. This was a notice of debate about the nature of repentance and where forgiveness is truly found. Through the study of Luther and the book of Galatians, Paul Barnett will explore this momentous event and its repercussions with us.

When: Saturday August 19th.  3:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: St John's Asquith, 6 Royston Parade, Asquith

Cost: $25 per adult

Please register online here, or print off the attached booking form and leave it with the office.

Applications close August 14th.

The program for the afternoon is as follows:

3:00 Arrival and Registration
3:15 Session 1 - Luther fought the devil with ink
4:15 Afternoon Tea
4:35 Session 2 - The Bible alone
5:35 Dinner
6:50 Session 3 - Christ alone (no childminding)
7:40 Break
8:00 Session 4 - Faith alone (no childminding)
9:00 Close

Afternoon Tea and Dinner will be provided. Childminding for 3-12 year-olds is available for sessions 1 and 2. Children can stay for dinner as well at a cost of $5 per child.

The handouts that Paul will be using for the talks are attached.

Holiday Kids Club

St John's Holiday Kids' Club2017 StJ HKC web pic

Join us as we investigate the life of Jesus with games, crafts, activities and fun!

Who: School years K - 6

When: Monday 3 – Thursday 6 July 2017 9am - 12noon daily.

Cost: The price for 4 days is $40 per child. 3rd and subsequent children in the same family are free if all children are present for all days.

Location: St John's Anglican Church, 6 Royston Parade, Asquith

Registration: Please click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/OXUS

Please note that you will need to sign the enrolment form on the first day and you will be required to sign in and out your child each day.

Enquires: If you have any questions, are unable to use the online registration or you cannot pay by credit card please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 9482 3282.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Australia’s Biggest Morning TeaAustralias Biggest Morning Tea 2017

Please join us for a fun morning tea and help raise money for Cancer research.
When: Thursday 25th May 2017 10am-11:30am
Where: St John’s Anglican Church, 6 Royston Parade, Asquith (parking at rear of church)

  • Wear something YELLOW
  • Men & women of all ages welcome
  • Preschool-friendly activities
  • Hear stories about living with cancer

Donations for the cancer council can be made on the day or by visiting https://secure.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?RegistrationID=1064766

Any queries, please call St John’s Asquith 9482 3282 or Kylie 0419 200 809.

Easter Services 2017

Easter ServicesEmpty Tomb Worship Still

Please join us as we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ this Easter.

Kids Easter Thursday April 13th

6pm: This service will present the Easter story in an engaging way for children.

Good Friday Friday April 14th: "The Darkest Day in History"

9am: We will have a Communion service as we remember Christ's death.

Easter Sunday Sunday April 16th : "The Peace of Certainty"

8am: Communion service

10am: Easter Celebration

6:30pm: Easter Celebration

Kids Mega Day

Kids Mega DayKids Mega Day 2017

Come and discover mega life in Jesus during this Mega Day of fun and friends.

Lunch and Morning Tea will be provided.

Where: St John's Asquith Church, 6 Royston Parade Asquith

When: April 12th 2017 from 9am to 3pm

Who: Children in school years Kingergarten through Year 6 are welcome.

Cost: $15

Limited spaces are available, so please register and pay here.

AGM March 19th

Combined 9am Service + Annual General Meeting March 19AGM 2017 v2

Our Annual General Meeting will follow a Combined Communion Service (one service only) at 9.00am. Nomination forms for Parish Councillors, Wardens and Parish Nominators are available on the table at the back of the church. Child minding will be provided. Please put names on the list.

Please note that there will be no 8am service on March 19, but the 6:30pm service will be held as normal.

Christmas Services 2016

Christmas ServicesChristmas2016 v4

Please join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ this Christmas.

Sunday December 18th

6:30pm: A special service of Readings and Carols.

Christmas Eve December 24th

5pm: Kindifarm, free sausage sizzle as well as activities for kids.

6pm: Kids' Christmas service with a giving tree for Anglicare.

Christmas Day December 25th

8am: Christmas Communion

10am: Christmas Celebration

Baby Baals


How do we raise our children in righteousness and wisdom in our secular society? 

AinsleyPoulosGuest speaker Ainsley Poulos talks about God’s plans to glorify Jesus in us and our families. Ainsley is married to Archie and has three children aged 19, 16 and 12. She is on the executive of EQUIP Women, a ministry established to encourage women to share Jesus, and is the chair of EQUIP Ministry Wives. Ainsley loves teaching women the Bible and helping them see its relevant life changing truths. She runs a busy speech pathology practice and in her spare time loves being in her garden, looking at her silky chickens, scootering with her son, or sitting beside the sea with a latté.

Her talk was recorded, and you can listen to it here.

Thanksgiving Sunday

Thanksgiving Sunday - August 21st 9amWallHanging

Please join us as we celebrate 95 years of ministry on August 21st at a special combined 9am service followed by lunch.


There will be no other services at St John's this Sunday.


On this significant occasion we are raising fiunds for three initiatives:

1. Blast the Budget and help get out income to a level where we can afford a Children's and Families Minister.

2. Partner with Paul by providing funds to allow St Philip's Auburn to employ Paul Berkzekian as their Children's and Families Minister in 2017.

3. Harvest with HADCEA by supporting Phil Banton & Ruth Mahaffey as they teach at our local High Schools.

Gifts can be made via direct bank transfer or via BPAY. Details are below:

Bank Transfer Details Reference for Children's & Families Minister Reference for Paul Berzekian at St Phillip's Auburn Reference for HADCEA


Account Name: Anglican Parish of Asquith

BSB: 032-285

Account Number: 623303

Kids Paul HADCEA


BPAY Biller Code: 15057

61010 61036 61028

HSC Lockdown


The HSC is just around the corner, which means some year 12 students (and their parents) might be feeling a little bit of pressure! Don't panic!

In partnership with Scripture Union NSW, St Johns will be hosting a HSC Lockdown!

This is a non-residential HSC study camp in a distraction-free environment that gives you a solid block of focused study time each day.

At HSC Lockdown you will get:

  • 5 hours of study done per day
  • access to some one-on-one tutoring in HSC subjects
  • seminars on things like exam techniques
  • delicious food
  • fun
  • half an hour each day exploring life after the HSC from a Christian worldview

HSC Lockdown gives you the benefits of a regular study camp but you get the added benefit of evenings to relax, and the comfort of your own bed each night.

When: 26-30 September 2016  9am-5pm each day

Cost: $125 per student for the whole week lunch, morning and afternoon tea each day as well as access to tutors

To enroll, click on the 'Register' button.

If you are interested in helping out with the lockdown as a tutor, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parish Weekend 2016

Weekend Away 2016Rathane Bell2 Web

Join us at the Youthworks Conference Centre Port Hacking on November 4-6 for a weekend of teaching, friendship, great food and relaxation.

The theme for the weekend this year is "Walking in Truth and Love", and the talks will be given by Bishop David Mulready (formerly bishop of North West Australia). David and his wife Maureen attend St. George's Gerringong and serve the Lord elsewhere whenever there is a need.

The details of the weekend are in the attached brochure. If you would like to attend, please return the completed brochure to the church office by October 16th, or click here to complete the online registration form.

Christmas in July

Christmas in JulyChristmas in July

We're planning to celebrate Christmas in July this year and enjoy a great hot meal, with trivia, singing and a guest speaker.

When: Saturday July 23rd at 6:30pm

Where: St John's Asquith Hall

Cost: $25 per head or $60 for family (children 6 to 12 yrs)

Tickets: Please book and pay online before July 10th by clicking here.

Please plan to bring your neighbours and friends and make this a wonderful community event.

David Warren-Gash can be contacted on 9940 5555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you have any questions about the night.

"He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.' "

Mark 16:15

Sermons download