What's happening/events at St John's Care
St John's Care Trivia Night Saturday 9 November 2019
6.30 – 9:30 pm in the St John’s Hall.
Gather a group of friends and family or just come along for an Australiana theme fun night of testing your knowledge to raise funds for people who are doing it tough in our Canberra community. Dress up! Choose an Aussie name for your team or table. BYO drinks and nibbles. Tea, coffee and pavlova provided. Cost $20, $15 cons. RSVP to or phone the Centre 6248 7771.
Sri Lankan Dinner 23 March 6 p.m.
We invite you to a Sri Lankan buffet dinner in the St John's hall. The dinner provides an opportunity meet other SJC supporters and to raise money for our work. The Sri Lankan community annually caters for one of our Friday lunches. It is a blessing to have them offer to cater for this dinner as well.
Christmas Day Community Lunch 2018
Once again St John's hall was filled with guests of all ages enjoying ham, roast chicken, plates laden with salads, carol singing and even face painting. Photo: Canberra Times.
Our 2018 Christmas Present Room supported over 500 families this year. We gave out over 2000 toys to children. Many families were extremely grateful for this support.
This could not have been possible without the on-going generosity of our volunteers, donors, supporters and volunteers from the Department of Jobs and Small Business.
We would also like to also acknowledge all those who donated financially and with goods in kind for our Christmas Hampers. We gave out approximately 550 hampers.
Your generosity is amazing and humbling.
Monday 16 October 2017 - Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove launched Anti-Poverty Week at St John's Care.
"I just came away from a beautiful lunch with the Irish president ... It was beautifully done, guards, bands, the weather perfect of course, and we had a nice lunch prepared by a chef with tremendous talent," Sir Cosgrove said to a crowd of St John's Care volunteers.
"Isn't it appropriate then that I come to a place where people who are vastly removed from those sort of opportunities nonetheless get looked after by their fellow man and woman?
"I'm humbled to think you've come here today and helped me celebrate this."