St John’s is an open and welcoming Christian community in the liberal Anglican tradition based in Halifax Street, Adelaide, South Australia.
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Kaurna people, who have traditionally inhabited these ancestral and spiritual lands on which we gather.
We respect those customs and traditions by which they have nurtured and continue to nurture this land.
As we stand in footsteps millennia old, we continue to value and honour our elders past and present and respect the presence of these ancestors who reside in the imagination of this land, and whose irrepressible spirit flows through all creation.
This parish is committed to Earth Care.
St Paul wrote in Rom 1.20, Ever since God created the world, his invisible qualities, both his eternal power and his divine nature, have been clearly seen; they are perceived in the things that God has made.
As we look on, human civilization is destroying those very things.
“If Christ embodies and reveals the invisible God in and through the natural world, this means of revelation is also becoming increasingly rare and precious. … As we allow the diminishment of species and ecosystems, we diminish our ability – and the ability of future generations – to perceive the glory of God. This can no longer be peripheral to those who love Christ.”
Vicky Balabanski, Colossians: An Eco-Stoic Reading p. 177