1st and 3rd Sundays 9.00am
The Friends of St John's Inc.
The Friends of St John’s Inc. was formed in July 2014 by interested locals to help promote and develop St John’s Church, Raglan Street Port Albert. St John’s is the last remaining church in Port Albert and as such is worthy of support. As a place of worship St John’s is a focus of community and spiritual life for the town. It contains maritime history including memorials to those who died at sea and items from The Paddle Steamer Clonmel the wrecking of which off Port Albert led to the establishment of the towns of Port Albert, Tarraville and Alberton.
The Friends of St John’s Inc. have helped to renovate the church; restoring and painting it outside, building a new picket fence, repairing stained glass windows, clearing and replanted gardens and some minor repairs inside. This has been achieved through various fundraisers including; Whisky and Wildfish Degustation, ANZAC Day Bush Dance, Sunset Soirees and various raffles.
The Friends also help to create opportunities for community engagement through their support of; The Blessing of the Fleet, Sea Sunday Winter Lunch, The Blessing of the Animals, The Reaffirmation of Wedding Vows 2016.
The Friends of St John’s Inc. purpose is threefold -
- To provide for the restoration and renovation of St. John’s Church, Port Albert
- To provide an inclusive environment for community members for Port Albert and surrounds.
- To trade via fund raising for the above purposes including market, raffles, music recitals etc.
If you would like to join this group (and you don’t have to be a church goer) please contact the President Ray Walka firstname.lastname@example.org