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)
St. John's Annual Yard Sale, Saturday Sept. 27th
Please Get Ready for the annual St. John's Yard Sale, Saturday September 27. We'll be gathering donations during the next weeks and then setting up, sorting, and pricing on Weds-Thurs-Friday evenings (Sept 24-25-26) before the sale. Please visit your attics, cellars and storage units for furniture, collectibles and household goods we can sell. This event is one of our major fund raising events and helps us with our operating expenses for the year. One Note: we will NOT be accepting or selling used clothing. Most other things will be great. Please contact John Travers 617-637-1922 e: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dawn Tesorero 508-463-8224 e: email@example.com for more info or to schedule a pick-up.
Sunday Service Time To Change Back to Regular Schedule
Sunday, Sept. 7th: A quick reminder to all that starting 9/7, Sunday Service will start at 10:30 AM again instead of 9:30 AM, and will continue on this schedule until next summer.
Calling a New Rector
After 21 years of faithful service, our beloved rector Rev. Anne Fowler retired. Our interim rector, Rev. Bill Eddy, has joined the St. John's community as we undergo the process of finding a permanent replacement.
We have entered into a Transition. We are nearly finished with the 2nd phase that collects our parish wants and needs to develop our Parish Profile. (We completed the first phase when we celebrated the retirement of our Rector Anne Fowler and her 21-year ministry.)
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.