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.  Men and women may share equally in the life and leadership of our church and we worship with and serve people of different ethnicities, politics, gender expressions, 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

Click here for a list of Christmas Celebrations


Sunday, December 9th - The Second Sunday of Advent

8:15 a.m. - Traditional Celebration of Communion in the Nave

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

Presider: The Rev. Brad Smith

Preacher: The Rev. Ruth Adams; 

10:05 a.m. - Open Circle Contemporary Celebration of Eucharist Readings: Baruch 5:1-9; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6


Wednesday, December 12th

10:00 a.m. - Traditional Language Communion in the Chapel

Readings: Isaiah 40:25-31; Matthew 11:28-30



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.

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