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St. John's Elora is a community of Christian faith in the Anglican tradition known for outstanding choral work, inspiring preaching and liturgy, and generous outreach.  Our four priorities are to proclaim the love of Christ, engage and involve people, musical outreach and open doors.  You can read more about our Vision here.

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

Lent Book Study

Fridays at 3:00, February 23 to March 22.

Join the Rector in the Parish Centre (yellow house) to reflect together on Rowan Williams' book, "Being Disciples: Essentials of Christian Living". Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the church.

Open Doors Project

Open Doors is one of the FOUR PRIORITIES in our Vision to serve the community we live in.

The purpose for this new project is to connect the church building to the Parish Centre (yellow house) with a mutli-use reception hall, commercial kitchen, accessible washrooms, improved HVAC system and electrical capacity. We are at the stages of seeking approvals from regulatory bodies and engaging your support. 

Here is a booklet of frequently asked questions and answers that informs you of what Open Doors is all about. For more information, and for opportunities to fund this exciting venture, please contact us through the Parish Office. 


Baptism is a sign of your response to God's action in the world and in your life.  Baptism is a public declaration that you are wanting to orient your life towards God's light and love and recognize God's commitment to you.

If you are thinking about Baptism, here is a booklet to help answer some of your questions.  Please contact the clergy to begin the conversation. 

Liturgies and Homilies

LITURGIES (click HERE for more information)

SUNDAYS - 8, 9 and 11am

TUESDAYS - 8pm for Compline (1st Tuesday of month)

WEDNESDAYS - 10am (Holy Communion)

View the most recent Sunday service, read the full text of the sermon, and follow the Order of Service

Poppy Project

With over 9,000 poppies THANK YOU for your participation in the third annual Poppy Project throughout Elora and Fergus.  Poppy patterns are available here to start a poppy project in your community.

Watch "In Flanders Fields" performed by St. John's Parish Choir, and written by Canadian Composer Christine Donkin.

Our thanks to the Canadian Legion Elora Branch 229 for their support. 

Read articles in the Wellington Advertiser:

- 2023 Poppy Project.

Opinion essay about the impact of the Poppy Project. 


Learn about the Knitters and Quilters which meet on Wednesday mornings at St. John's

Choral Music

The Parish Choir, St. John's professional church 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
VOLUNTEER CHOIR - Sings at the 9am service and is open to all interested singers. Contact Jurgen Petrenko for more information.

Here are some highlights from the Parish Choir in the recent season:
We Shall Walk Through the Valley (arr. Undine Smith Moore)

God Be In My Head (Andrew Balfour)

Upon Your Heart (Eleanor Daley)

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 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.

For more information on the music program at St. John's CLICK HERE.


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Rector: Reverend Canon Paul J. Walker

Honorary Assistant:  Reverend John Lockyer

Honorary Assistant: Reverend Judy Steers

Rector Emeritus: Reverend Canon Robert Hulse

Community Meals

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.