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.
St. John's is a member of the Anglican Church of Canada in the Diocese of Niagara.
An afternoon series exploring the sacred cantatas, or musical sermons, of J.S. Bach.
Featuring soloists from the St. John's Parish Choir and Baroque Players.
SUNDAY APRIL 16, 3:15 p.m.
Admission by donation; no tickets required.
Friday, March 10, 7:30pm
Women In Song: Clara Schumann, Alma Mahler, Amy Beach and others
Rebecca McKay, soprano and Jodie Vander Heide, piano
Sunday, April 16, 3:15pm
Bach Meditations: Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4
Soloists from the Parish Choir and baroque ensemble
Saturday, May 13, 3:00pm
Just Her Cup of Tea: Sweet Songs to Celebrate Mum
Autumn Debassige, mezzo-soprano and Angus Sinclair, piano
Friday, June 23, 7:30pm
“And then I knew it ‘twas wind”: Music for flute, viola and harp
Laurel Swinden, Elizabeth Reid and Noël Wan
Join in conversation and a learning about the history of the creeds of the Christian faith.
MONDAYS, 2:00 p.m. at the Parish Centre (yellow house).
Join us on Tuesday evenings on Zoom at 7:30 as we gather to read and reflect on the 94 Calls to Action.
We marked the national Truth and Reconciliation Day on with a service of prayers and readings, and a litany of remembrance and healing. Click HERE for the Order of Service.
Here are some more things to help you at St. John's as you learn about truth and reconciliation in Canada
2022 was the second year for the St John's Poppy Project, and marked the 150th Anniversary since the birth of John McCrae
Watch "In Flanders Fields" performed by St. John's Parish Choir, and written by Canadian Composer Christine Donkin.
Poppy installations appeared in libraries, on lampposts, at the Wellington County Museum, nursing homes and in retail shops throughout Elora and Fergus. Our thanks to the Canadian Legion Elora Branch 229 for their support.
2021 marked the centenary of the POPPY with over 6,000 poppies; and this year we received over 3,000 more poppies. Read about the 2022 Poppy Project in the Wellington Advertiser.
POPPY PROJECT DISPLAY BLOSSOMS.
Start your own community poppy project or contribute to our project for 2023 by using the knitted or crocheted POPPY PATTERNS by clicking HERE.
For more information on Poppy Project 2022 click HERE.
Learn about the Knitters and Quilters which meet on Wednesday mornings at St. John's.
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.
The Parish Choir participates in the services on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
EVENSONG - The last Sunday of the month (excluding July, August and December) at 4pm.
COMPLINE - The Tuesday of the first full week of the month (excluding January, July and August) at 8pm. If you want to participate in the Compline Choir, contact Patrick Murray and plan to come to the rehearsal at 6:30 p.m
BACH MEDITATION SERIES 2023 - APRIL 16 at 3:15 p.m.
RECITAL SERIES 2023 - Sunday February 19, 3:00 p.m. "THE MUSIC THAT MAKES US" with Christina Stelmacovich and Michael Cressman. Admission by donation.
Here are some highlights from the Parish Choir in the recent season:
In Flanders Fields, by Canadian Composer Christine Donkin
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.
"Frohlocket, ihr Völker auf Erden" (Felix Mendelssohn) sung by the Parish Choir.
The St. John's Elora Parish Choir has a long legacy of upholding a strong Anglican choral tradition that has gained an international reputation. Through musical outreach we look for ways to inspire you to enjoy beauty through choral work. You are invited to enjoy the Parish Choir in-person or online on Sunday morning, at a monthly Evensong, or a seasonal service of Lessons and Carols.
Subscribe to the St. John's Elora YouTube Channel to hear the Parish Choir every week.
This is only possible through YOUR GENEROUS FINANCIAL SUPPORT of the Parish Choir. You are invited to support this work 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.
For more information on the music program at St. John's CLICK HERE.
(send them an Email by clicking on the name)
Rector: Reverend Canon Paul J. Walker
Honorary Assistant: Reverend John Lockyer
Honorary Assistant: Reverend Judy Steers
Rector Emeritus: Reverend Canon Robert Hulse
St John's supports a hot meal program served on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. You can participate with food donations, as a server, or on the clean up team. The location of the meal is hosted at different locations throughout Elora. Let us know how you would like to participate. All are welcome to enjoy the meal.