Built in 1888, St John The Baptist Church is an historic wooden building located on renowned Oxford Street, Bulimba. Framed by manicured lawns, the quaint church can seat up to 130 people and provides a beautiful location for a wedding, baptism or other pastoral ceremony.
A new addition to the church precinct is the recently developed Maheno and Coxen Rooms that provide modern facilities for events. Other amenities include car parking, high speed Internet, commercial kitchen and audio visual hire.
Pastoral care at the church is provided by Reverend John Milburn. St John’s congregation worships twice on Sundays and also provides a range of programs for youth.
EVERYBODY NEEDS A PLACE – WE HOPE YOU FIND YOURS HERE
St John’s, dedicated 125 years ago in 1889, is a church founded by the marginal of society – the sheer determination and persistence of a married Anglican woman and the generosity of the working poor. To be an Anglican is to be Christian according to a unique tradition – the tradition of English-speaking people. It is to belong to a Church, which has existed from the very beginning of Christianity. We have no doctrine of our own. We only possess the doctrine of the Universal Christian Church as it is enshrined in the Scriptures and the Creeds. We claim that the foundation and authority of our belief is three-fold; that is, founded on SCRIPTURE, TRADITION and REASON. Take away one of these and the three-legged stool topples!
WHAT WE ARE FOR?
• Welcoming all – our own, the seeker, the marginalised, the stranger.
• Promoting Christ in our community, our families and our lives through worship, love, fellowship and community service.
• Caring for each other with compassion, tolerance and understanding of difference.
• Valuing the God given gifts of members with joy and encouragement.
WHAT ARE WE AGAINST?
• Lack of Respect of self, others and the environment;
• Discrimination; Prejudice; Indifference;
• Isolation /Neglect;
• Lies /False Witness;
• Self Importance/ Selfishness;
• Being Judgmental;
WHAT DO WE VALUE?
• God’s love and the way it is shared;
• Religious freedom;
• Truth and justice;
• Teaching and Learning;
• Family in all its forms;
• Balance between tradition / relevance /stability;
• Volunteers who give their time to love and support God and all that we believe in.
We acknowledge the input of St John’s Parishioners following the 2013 AGM & St Bartholomew’s, New York USA for its leadership in this area.