Welcome to the Anglican Church of St. John the Evangelist
in the heart of downtown Peterborough, Ontario

We acknowledge that we are in Nogojiwanong, the traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishinaabe, on whose land and by whose waters we gather by the Williams Treaty of 1923 to worship, listen, learn, share, and heal together in the name of the Creator.

This church is a place of prayer and encounter with God.  The stones of our walls have sheltered people seeking the presence of the Holy One for almost two centuries.  This place of worship has been made hallowed by the prayers of generations and you are welcome to join your heart and voice to theirs.

St John's is an inclusive community of faith in the Anglican tradition:  we welcome saints and sinners, people of faith and of no faith, people who are sure they know everything and those who are full of questions.  All persons may share equally in the life and leadership of our church and we worship with and serve people of different ethnicities, politics, gender identities, economic circumstances, and abilities.  This church belongs to God, so all of God's children are welcome here.

Our Mission

We have a vision for ministry at St John's that is uplifting, joyful, and nourishing for the soul.  We are committed to being:

  • people learning about Jesus and growing in discipleship as we seek to be active in the kingdom he proclaimed;
  • a servant community in our city committed to outreach and issues of justice; and,
  • good stewards of creation and of all the resources that have been placed in our hands.

Worship this Week

Notice for In-Person Worship

Please read the COVID-19 Screening Guidelines before attending.

Both Sunday services of worship require pre-registration in order to observe public health attendance requirements.  Please call the church office
(705-745-7624) before noon Friday to attend Sunday worship.

Sunday, November 28th - The First Sunday of Advent

Readings:  Jeremiah 33:14-15; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36

10:00 a.m. - Sunday Celebration of Eucharist in the Nave

Please enter through the Brock St doors

This service will be livestreamed on our Facebook page.

Download the order of service here.

10:00 a.m. - Open Circle Contemporary Worship and Eucharist in the Guild Hall

Please enter through the Memorial Garden doors (Hunter St/front side)

Wednesday, December 1st

10:00 a.m. - Traditional Holy Communion

If you click on the readings above, you will be taken to an online version.

You can find a full description of all our worship services on the Worship page.

News and Events

St John's is a busy parish!  We have multiple worship services every week (details are in the section just above this one) and our various worship, fellowship, and education ministries always have something on the go.

News and upcoming events can be found at either our Facebook page or by signing up for "The Online Grapevine", our parish email newsletter that comes out every Friday morning:  subscribe here.

Check out our Photo Albums here.

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