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Welcome

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. 

Festive Evensongs

Join us for some festive services of Choral EVENSONG.

  • Platinum Jubilee Coronation Evensong, Sunday June 5, 4:00 p.m.
  • Feast of St. John the Baptist, Sunday June 26, 4:00 p.m.

Knitted Creatures for Ukraine

We have knitted teddy bears, dinosaurs, children's slippers, and sweaters for sale in the Parish Centre.  You can see a full selection of items on our Facebook page. All proceeds support Ukrainian refugees and injured civilians.  The "shop" is open during the month of May in the Parish Centre on Sundays, 10-11, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10-12. Payment in-person by cash or E-transfer.

Sunday Services

Please self-assess for symptoms before coming, wear a face mask on site, practice good hand and respiratory hygiene, and respect people who wish to keep a physical distance. 

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

Here are some of our upcoming worship services.

Our services are also live-streamed on our YouTube Channel.

Music Highlights

Here are some recent highlights from the Parish Choir:

COMPLINE: A Vigil for Peace in Ukraine. Compline was offered by members of the Parish Choir and also live-streamed on YouTube.  

Click HERE for the Order of Service.

 

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.

 

 

Poppy Project

We marked the centenary of the POPPY in 2021 with an outdoor installation of over 7,000 poppies.

We are hoping to expand the project in 2022 throughout the village. So start knitting ... Patterns are available by clicking HERE.

Read more about the Poppy Project here.... 

Keeping Healthy

During ongoing waves of the pandemic, at St. John's we are committed to keep the health and well-being of all people at the forefront of our decisions.  Here's how you can help: 

  1. Update your vaccinations.
  2. Self-assess your symptoms before attending a gathering.
  3. Wear a well-fitting face mask at indoor events.
  4. Practise good hand and respiratory hygiene.
  5. Follow the COVID-19 Awareness Toolkit from the Government of Canada
  6. Visit the Wellness Together Canada site to access some mental health resources.
  7. Visit Diocese of Niagara at a COVID-19 resource hub here for the latest Guidelines for Ministry.
For 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.

A Week at St. John's

Here are some resources to support you. You can find services live-streamed at St. John' Elora YouTube Channel.

Here is a schedule of things for you to access in-person or online:

  • Sunday - Livestream service at 11:00 a.m. on YouTube. In-person at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday - Community Lunch (2nd and 4th week of the month). Volunteer Choir Rehearsal at 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday - Holy Communion in-person at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday - Knitters and Quilters in-person at 10:30 a.m
  • Thursday - Morning Prayer at 9:00 a.m. on Zoom. Parish Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday - Pastoral Letter from the Rector.

Contact the Rector to receive the weekly Pastoral Letter.

 Follow St. John's Elora on YouTube or Facebook or Instagram.

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.

Clergy

(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 

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.