St John’s Bentleigh

Our mission is to be a centre of God’s love and hope in Bentleigh.


This page provides access to a range of resources and links including recent sermons, resources provided by Rev. Elizabeth Smith, and links to the wider church.

Prayer Resources

St John”s is currently focussing on Prayer, both as we seek new directions and as part of our Lenten discipline. Here are some prayer resources to help our community pray.

Stilling: Connecting with God is a leaflet providing instructions for a simple approach to God through quietenss and stilling. It is accompanied by some suggested prayers for Lent. (Note: This is in a leaflet format for printing double sided. Instructions on page 2.

Pray Listen Think Respond The wardens and vestry invite the community of St John”s to join prayer to discern future directions and mission. Everyone is invited to respond using this flyer.

Recent Sermons

Sermons will be put up regularly and remain available for a few months after their delivery.
  • Sermon for Epiphany 5, Sunday 9 February: Being Who You Are
    (Revd. Rachel McDougall)
  • Sermon for Epiphany 6, Sunday 16 February: Choose Life
    (Revd. Rachel McDougall)
  • Sermon for Transfiguration, Sunday 2 March: Timeout
    (Revd. Alex Scutt)
  • Sermon for Lent 1, Sunday 9 March: Lent: The Inner Meaning
    (The Rt Revd. P.K. Newell, AO)
  • Sermon for Lent 1, Sunday 9 March: Choosing God
    (Revd. Rachel McDougall)
  • Sermon for Lent 2, Sunday 16 March: Being Called and Blessed
    (Revd. Rachel McDougall)


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