About Us

Who are we?  

St John’s Community Services in Darlinghurst, Sydney, runs a series of community programmes, which aim at helping homeless people. We run the Rough Edges cafe, the Urban Exposure education programme, and the Community Assistance Partnership Programme (which helps people move from emergency to sustainability). We also run Streetwise Church at Rough Edges, and offer Pro Bono Legal Advice,

St John’s Community Services Ltd is an independent legal entity. We partner with St John’s Anglican Church Darlinghurst delivers a range of services and programmes to local community.

Find out about St John’s Church here



Who is on staff at Rough Edges?                                                                                                      

Edward Vaughan is the rector of St John’s Church, and a Director (and Chair) of the SJCS Board.

Ryan Naoum is the St John’s Community Services Team Leader. She oversees the staff who run our programmes, and also recruits, resources and releases the one hundred volunteers who run Rough Edges.

Wayne Palmer is the social worker who delivers the Community Assistance Partnership Programme (CAPP).

Paula Darwin is our Relationship and Fundraising manager.


Who is on the SJCS Board?

Edward Vaughan, rector of St John’s Anglican Church Darlinghurst, is the Chair of the Board.

Rod Ravenscroft

Tim Whiteway

Sally Broom

Keith Inns

Find our more about the SJCS Board here