The parishioners of St. John's Episcopal Church invite you to join us on a spiritual journey. St. John's Church is a eucharistically based faith community of neighbors and families celebrating different understandings of the Christian faith within the Episcopal Church. As we attempt to live out our call to be the body of Christ in the world, we strive to be a beacon of justice-seeking and creativity, and to honor St. Benedict's teaching: "Let all who enter here be received as Christ." St. John's, a community of individuals from many religious backgrounds, is located at the intersection of Revere Street and Roanoke Avenue in the Sumner Hill section of Jamaica Plain.
Please join us for Sunday worship at 10:30 AM each Sunday (includes Sunday School and child care). Visitors are warmly welcomed to coffee and conversation following the service.
Current Events (see our calendar for more)
After 21 years of faithful service, our beloved rector Anne retired in late July.
As we were dwelling on how to express our love and gratitude to Anne, she came to us with a request. Instead of a gift to her, she asked if anyone who wanted to recognize her ministry would make a contribution to the St. John's capital campaign in her name. This request epitomizes Anne's service to us - it is selfless, evidences her dedication to this parish and this community, and will ensure she will remain with St. John's in spirit. In short, we could not have thought of a better recognition ourselves, and we are deeply grateful to Anne for this gift. Contributions can be sent to St. John’s Capital Campaign, 17 Castleton Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130.
We will miss Anne and her husband Sam terribly, particularly Anne's loving leadership, but know that their future in Maine will be filled with family and rest and good books and sailing and love.
The Parish will now have an interim rector, as it begins to undergo a discernment process to determine its needs for a permanent replacement. For more information, please click here.
Ongoing: St. John's has a great arts outreach program, fueled by the incredible energy of Ken Brooks, called JP Concerts. This is music for the whole community, so they are trying to make low-cost concerts accessible to everyone. The venue just can't be beat - our own beautiful sanctuary! To learn more about JP Concerts and its upcoming events, visit the JP Concerts web site.
Parish Work Days
A Half Day Each Month: Parish Work Days are a great way to get involved, meet other parishioners, and help the Church save money as we struggle to maintain our beautiful space. For information on upcoming Work Days, please click here.