Welcome to St John's

You may have noticed our signboards; caught the splash of summer colour in our gardens; or been drawn to the understated facade of a church that has been a fixture of this community since 1891.

But, have you met our people?

We are:

  • Christians, part of the Anglican communion;
  • representative of all ages and ail economic groups;
  • racially and ethnically diverse; of differing sexual orientations;
  • married and single; adults, youth and children;
  • and drawn from all areas of the city, as well as centretown.

But more, we are:

  • sympathetic to the struggles that many of us experience throughout life;
  • aware of and knowledgeable about the legacy of abuse and violence;
  • indignant about injustice and inequality;
  • humanly flawed and seeking enlightenment;

But above all, we are:

  • committed to living in respectful community, in God's name.

We seek to serve:

  • anyone in need, the whole community;
  • those living with the impact of HIV and AIDS;
  • those who hear the rhythm of God's voice in music;
  • survivors of violence and abuse;
  • the faithful as well as the seekers.

We do this through:

  • worship and prayer;
  • Christian education programs for all ages;
  • a lyrical choir;
  • a service of prayer meditation for people concerned with HIV and AIDS;
  • small groups of bible study and discussion;
  • prayer groups;
  • youth and adult social opportunities;
  • services to the elderly; to the physically challenged; to those who are ill;
  • a community shop;
  • a drop in and resource centre for women in crisis;
  • various self help groups;
  • support of community programs for the hungry, the unemployed and the mentally handicapped;
  • and the response of our parishioners and staff to needs as they present themselves.

 

Service Times

Sunday

 

8:00 am - Holy Communion
-     a quiet start to the day

 

10:15 am - The Main Service
-     Holy Communion
-     lots of music
-     Godly Play for children

 

 

Weekdays

 

The church office is open daily Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

 

 

Accessibility

Ramp access to the church is on the Somerset side, through the bell tower. The Elgin Street ramp is closed until major repairs are completed.

 

 

Thrift Shop

The Community Thrift Shop is Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm