• Welcome


    The Church of St. John the Evangelist in Elora

    is a member of the Anglican Church of Canada

    in the Diocese of Niagara.

    We belong to the Anglican Communion,

    a global community of 70 million people in 164 countries.

  • Nourishing  Your  Soul

    Nourishing Your Soul






  • Giving  Voice  to  Your  Prayer

    Giving Voice to Your Prayer





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.

St. John's is a member of the Anglican Church of Canada in the Diocese of Niagara. 


You can help by:

  1. Staying home.
  2. Traveling only for groceries, medical appointments, exercise, or work that cannot be completed at home
  3. Wearing a face mask and keep your distance when you are out in public.
  4. Getting a COVID test if you are concerned about symptoms.  
  5. Washing your hands.
  6. Checking up on those most vulnerable.
  7. Praying and monitoring your mental health. 
Visit Diocese of Niagara at a COVID-19 resource hub here.
If you are in need of pastoral care please contact the Rector or the Curate by telephone at the Parish Office (519-846-5911or by email which you can find here.


As of November 22 we have suspended in-person attendance at our liturgies.   We are live-streaming our Sunday morning liturgy at 11am, which you can find at St. John' Elora YouTube Channel.

Here are resources to support you:

  • Sunday - Livestream service at 11am on YouTube
  • Sunday - "Coffee Time" at 1:30pm on Zoom
  • Wednesday - Morning Prayer or Evening Prayer on YouTube and Facebook
  • Wednesday - Knitters and Quilters on Zoom
  • Thursday - "Choral Thursday" offered by our Parish Choir each wee
  • Friday - Pastoral Letter from the Rector to people on our Email list
  • Monthly - Speaker Series on Zoom

For more information on any these events, please contact us for the Zoom links or follow St. John's Elora on YouTube or Facebook or Instagram.

Choral Recording

The Parish Choir has assembled a limited production recording called "This is Your Figgy Pudding 2020."  It is a collection of the choral music that members of the Parish Choir have recorded from their homes for the Advent and Christmas seasons in 2020.  For a donation to the Parish Choir Fund, we would be happy to make arrangements to get you a copy of a CD or SoundCloud link.  You can make your donation at through E-transfer (identify "Choir Fund" in the comment box; and provide your contact information if you are not a regular donor).

Keep in Touch

To receive the weekly Pastoral Letter through Email, please contact Linda Coultes (look for "PARISH OFFICE").  
Follow St John’s Elora on Facebook and Instagram for the most up to date posts, photos, messages and events.

Prayer Resources

St John’s Elora YouTube Channel - Sunday's live-stream service and a Wednesday mid week liturgy.

Diocese of Niagara YouTube Channel - Sunday service with Bishop Susan Bell

Pray at home - resources from the Anglican Church of Canada.

Daily Home Prayer - resources from the Church of England

Please contact one of the clergy if you have a loved one who is in need of our prayers this week.


(send them an Email by clicking on the name)

Rector: Reverend Canon Paul J. Walker 

Assistant Curate: Reverend Judy Steers 

Rector Emeritus: Reverend Canon Robert Hulse

Honorary Assistant:  Reverend John Lockyer 


There are several ways for you to give financially to St. John's:

1. HAND DELIVER - Through the MAIL SLOT of the door on the Geddes Street side (east side) of the Parish Centre.

2. CANADA POST - 36 Henderson Street, Elora, N0B 1S0.

3. E-TRANSFER - to treasurer.stjohnselora@gmail.com.

4 PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING. Contact our Givings Secretary - Barbara Gow, for more information.  You can also complete and mail this form.

5. CREDIT CARD at the following link through the Diocese of Niagara (identify "Elora-St John's" as the parish)

Thank you for your financial support.  Your generosity makes a difference in peoples lives.


All of our worship services are offered online through our Facebook Page, and on our YouTube Channel.  Our live-streamed services are created within diocesan guidelines and public health guidelines


A music program exists for many reasons, but a principle one is to fill in blanks that our daily existence leaves unsatisfied. Our spiritual beings need nourishment, and music is an important way we do it.

... continued (Notes from John Wiens: Director of Music)


Meals to Go

St John's is working with St. James' in Fergus to provide hot meals on Monday to Friday.  During the pandemic, the MEALS TO GO program partners with local restaurants and caterers to deliver hot meals to people in the community. If you want to help with this program by being a DRIVER, MEAL PACKER, or CLEAN UP TEAM please send an email to cwmealstogo@gmail.com.  This ministry is carried out in strict compliance with public health guidelines and protocols.

Pandemic Donation

You are invited to support those most vulnerable in our diocese and around the world with a donation to the Diocesan Pandemic Fund, or PWRDF Covid-19 Fund.