Our Community

"'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink?......And the King will answer them’. ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of these least my brothers, you did it to me.'"

Matthew 25:37-40

As a church we are obligated to abound in good works, partly by helping our local community. And in this way, not only are we getting the satisfaction of helping those in need but we are also bringing glory to God. These are the various ministries that St John’s Parish are engaged in throughout the year.


Ricky's Place

Ricky’s Place is a partnership between the Bega Parish and Sapphire Community Projects. It is a social café where people can come to enjoy a meal, socialise and feel part of the community in a comfortable atmosphere. Meals are cost free. For those who can afford it there is a donation box available. The church hall is set up for this with a full commercial kitchen and large dining room. Meals are served lunchtime Monday at 12:30pm. Ricky’s Place is run completely by volunteers, who do an excellent job and for this reason we are always looking for extra volunteers, especially those who are interested in cooking. Jesus said “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35).

Mainly Music (currently in recess)

Young children and their parents/caregivers join together for a fun, 30 minute music session, then afterwards enjoy playtime with snacks and refreshments in a relaxing setting.

Mainly Music is an activity you and your child can participate in, from birth to school age.

Hospital Visiting

Weekly visits are made by lay-people trained for this ministry to those in hospital, in addition to clergy visits when time permits and as needed.

Friends-at-Court (currently in recess)

Friends at Court is about "being there" fortnightly for those called to attend Court, often with a long waiting period. Tea, coffee, magazines, child-minding etc. is provided to assist in relieving stress and tension.

The Men's Breakfast (currently in recess)

The Men's Breakfast is an ecumenical monthly Saturday "get-together" in the Parish Hall for a cooked breakfast and a guest speaker, introducing many and varied topics of interest. The group is welcoming to all men, held 1st Saturday at 8am each month.

Anglican Women

Anglican Women meet monthly to plan activities for the parish, catering for events, making lamingtons as a fund-raiser to support the parish and to take on two overseas mission projects each year.

Bible Studies/Lenten Studies

Weekly Bible Studies are held in the Parish, widening understanding of the Scriptures and encompassing a faith for living in the here and now. The special studies for Lent each year are often of an ecumenical nature.


Anglicare is the social welfare organisation of the Anglican Church, now with a branch next to St John's.

Sapphire Coast Anglican College

The Sapphire Coast Anglican College is part of the Parish Family. Link below.






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