Living in a pandemic for the long haul is challenging. We are still called to pray, care for one another, and be reminded of God's presence.
St. John's Elora is here to help keep you safe, keep you connected to one another, and keep you spiritually grounded in the Christian faith.
The clergy are available to support you and you can reach them by email here.
We trust that you will discover that St. John's Elora is a church known for an outstanding choral tradition, inspiring preaching and liturgy, generous outreach, and a community that cares for one another
Learn more about the St. John's community and vision from a short video prepared for Vestry 2022.
We marked the centenary of the POPPY in 2021 with an outdoor installation of over 7,000 poppies.
This year, to honour the 150th anniversary of the birth of Colonel John McCrae, we are planning to expand the Poppy Project throughout Elora and Fergus. If your business would like a poppy banner please let us know.
Patterns are available by clicking HERE. Kits and patterns are available from the POPPY BIN on the Porch of the Parish Centre. Please bring knitted or crocheted poppies to the POPPY BIN before September 30th.
Learn more about how you can support the humanitarian relief work for the millions of refugees who have fled the Ukraine
Read the latest work supported by a grant from PWRDF to provide medical supplies for injured civilians and first responders.
Under the direction of Patrick Murray, the St. John's Parish Choir will resume on Sunday September 11th.
We are planning some new choral events for the fall including EVENSONG on Sunday September 25 and October 30 at 4:00p.m.
Here are some highlights from the Parish Choir in the recent season:
COMPLINE: A Vigil for Peace in Ukraine. live-streamed on YouTube.
Miserere mei, Deus ("Have mercy on me, O God”). Listen to this original composition by Raphaella Allotti (c.1570 - c.1649)
"Ave verum corpus" (Mozart) sung by the Parish Choir available on YouTube.
Even during a pandemic our PARISH CHOIR, one of Canada's only fully professional church choirs, continues to seek ways to provide you with the rich choral experience that you have always been inspired by at St. John's. We know it's not the same, but we do our best to create music to the glory of God and the strengthening of our faith.
Subscribe to the St. John's Elora YouTube Channel to hear the Parish Choir participate in live-stream services on Sunday mornings, or special seasonal services of the year
YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT of the Parish Choir is a concrete way to express your thanks and to ensure that our singers are supported during this challenging time. You can give through E-TRANSFER to firstname.lastname@example.org. Identify "Parish Choir" and your address in the comment box and we can issue you a donation receipt. Thank you for your generous commitment to this ministry.
For more information on the music program at St. John's CLICK HERE.
St John's provides the kitchen space for a hot meal to be prepared on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. In compliance with diocesan and public health guidelines the meal is available for pick up outside at the Elora Centre for the Arts. This ministry is taking a sabbath rest during August.