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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. 

Truth and Reconciliation

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

Join us on Tuesday evenings on Zoom as we gather to read and reflect on the 94 Calls to Action, beginning October 11, 7:30pm.

Book Study

Join in a conversation on Brian McLaren's latest book, "Do I Stay Christian?".  Copies of the book are available to borrow from St. John's, or you can order it online or through Magic Pebble Books in Elora.  We will meet over Zoom after Thanksgiving to explore the ideas this book.

Queen Elizabeth II

We will commemorate the life and witness of Queen Elizabeth II in a Choral Evensong October 30 at 4:00 p.m.

Here are some or resources for you:

Order of Service of Mid Day Prayers offered the day after the Queen died.

Rector's Sermon, "A Monarch: Forever Found", Sunday September 11, 2022.

Order of Service for Sunday September 11, 2022.

Poppy Project

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 expanding the Poppy Project throughout Elora and Fergus.   If your business would like a poppy banner please let us know.

The Poppy Project installation will be up for viewing from October 24 to November 14 at St. John's and other sites throughout Elora and Fergus.  

For more information on Poppy Project 2022 click HERE.

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.

Read more about the 2021 Poppy Project here.

Choral Music

The Parish Choir participates in the services on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

EVENSONG - Sunday October 30, 4:00 p.m

COMPLINE - Tuesday October 4, November 8, December 6, 8:00 p.m.  If you want to participate in the Compline Choir, contact Patrick Murray and plan to come to the rehearsal at 6:30 p.m

ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS - Sunday November 27, 4 and 7 p.m

CHRISTMAS LESSONS AND CAROLS - Sunday December 18, 4 and 7 p.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.



Parish Choir

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 treasurer.stjohnselora@gmail.com.   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.


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Rector: Reverend Canon Paul J. Walke

Honorary Assistant:  Reverend John Lockyer

Honorary Assistant: Reverend Judy Steers

Rector Emeritus: Reverend Canon Robert Hulse

Community Meals

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.