St Johns Anglican Church Ballarat a joyful congregation in Soldiers Hill, we are open to worshippers of all ages and backgrounds. Together through exploring the Bible, and through worship, we seek to grow our relationship with God, understanding the teachings of Christ, and ultimately to a vibrant faith.

Sunday 8am
Said Mass

A quiet start to your Sunday with a simple said Eucharist.

Sunday 9:30am
Sung Mass

Our main Service each week, a sung Eucharist with hymns.

Tuesday 5pm
Mass with Prayers for the Sick

A contemplative Eucharist with prayers for the sick, and offering anointing or laying on of hands.

Wednesday 10am
Said Mass

A midweek said Eucharist with a sermon.

Holy Communion, The Holy Eucharist, The Mass, The Lord's Supper

Known by many names over the centuries, the Mass is a service of the Word and the Sacrament. In a pattern that traces its origins to the Early Church following the ancient Christian tradition of worship; where the Holy Scriptures are read, a sermon is given, prayers are offered, and bread and wine are consecrated and received as the body and blood of Jesus Christ

Usually these Services are without music, except at the Sung Mass on Sundays where we sing hymns of praise along with some of the prayers within the Service. Not a singer? As Fr Chris likes to say so often: there's no such thing as someone who can't sing, just someone who sings in a different key to the person next to them.


Opening Hours
10am - 3pm
Wednesday - Friday

The Opportunity Shop has been in operation for a great number of years in the parish hall.

This is our mission to the community of Ballarat and surrounding areas. We have forwarded spectacles and typewriters to overseas communities through Ballarat organisations.

We endeavour to keep the prices of our clothing, furniture and nick-knacks to a very affordable level thereby helping the community of Ballarat from all walks of life, the opportunity to enjoy our op shop with very little outlay.

We join with Anglicare Ballarat in supplying clothing and furniture to some of their clients at no cost, thereby helping them to some quality of life.

Our staff is made up of volunteers consisting of men and women, serving, unpacking and pricing of donations, keeping the shop clean and if possible tidy.

We also have the men of the parish delivering and picking up goods, and having many trips to the tip each year.

This is a very worthwhile and enjoyable experience for all the volunteers.