A handful of St Jude’s many community-focused outreach ministries:
Breakfast Club at Brighton Primary School (BPS)
On Tuesdays during term time at BPS, St Jude’s supplies a free weekly breakfast to feed hoards of primary aged children. St Jude’s fosters a kind and dynamic culture at Breakfast Club with volunteers priding themselves on their caring service of the MANY children who come for breakfast each Tuesday.
Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)
Every week throughout the local area lonely Australians are being visited by St Jude’s Community Visitors. They volunteer their time to support the vulnerable and isolated. This is a vital ministry that is always looking for excellent new visitors.
Music is a big part of who we are at St Jude’s. Our musicians and choristers reach out to bless the community with the gift of music during the Spring Series Concerts and Marion Shopping centre carols. Our musicians are generous with their time and energy and support a range of parish and community endeavours.
Extended Holy Communion/ Anointing/ Nursing Home/ Ministry with the sick.
St Jude’s clergy and laity reach out to share God’s love for those who have become unable to come to services, or members of the community in times of need.
Collections for those in need
St Jude’s collects food, money, and toiletries every week of the year, supporting the life-giving work of the Magdalene Centre and local food distribution agencies. We also collect toys for overseas Christmas gifts, as well as toys and food over Christmas for needy Australian families. We have an extensive list of other charitable collections that take place throughout the year- often flagged in the pew sheet.