The St. John Centre for Biblical Studies is an educational institute based in Sydney, Australia. We specialise in delivering parish-based Scriptural courses, seminars and conferences, as well as secondary school based in-servicing for teachers and students. The St. John Centre was founded by Andrew Wood in 2003 for the purpose of educating laity and clergy in biblical studies, theology, and catechesis.
Our aim is to educate people in the Scriptures and the Tradition of the Church in order to promote greater literacy in the Scriptures and to form adults with the skill-set required to pass on our rich Scriptural Tradition to future generations. By engaging with the Word of God our students come to learn how to live more deeply their life in Christ by being transformed through the renewal of their minds (Rom 12:2).
Through our courses, conferences, and seminars we hope to make our participants‘ hearts burn within them, as did the hearts of the first disciples on the evening of Jesus’ resurrection, when they encountered the Risen Lord (Lk 24:13-35).