Welcome to St. John's Episcopal Church

Hampton, Virginia

St. John's Church is the oldest English-speaking parish in America, founded in 1610. The church of St. John's is a 1728 worship building displaying beautiful colonial brickwork.

These statements are true, but they are not the Church.

St. John's Church is the people who worship here, pray here, learn here, and serve here. There is one more ingredient which underlies it all -- God as revealed in Jesus Christ and experienced by the presence of the Holy Spirit. It is God who makes us one body and empowers us to be more than we could ever be by ourselves. The people who are St. John's change from generation to generation, but one thing never changes: this is a place where God's people open themselves to His solace and strength, His pardon and renewal.

Come grow with us!

WHATS HAPPENING

As of: 9/30/2014

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TAIZ… SERVICES OF PEACE & RECONCILIATION

SECOND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH
BEGINNING OCTOBER 5th at 4:00pm

Tudor RoseJoin us for a 45 minute service of Peace and Reconciliation in the manner of Taizť. This style of service is one of quiet reflection, scripture readings, prayer and singing. Central to the service is a time of silence to bring peace and refreshment to the soul. Nothing is more conducive to a communion with the living God than a meditative common prayer with singing that never ends. Come and experience this holy time together. The service is open to all.

PHANTOM OF THE ORGAN

Sunday, 26 October @ 6:00pm

Join us at St. Johnís Episcopal Church for a thrilling evening of spooky music and fun on Sunday afternoon, 26 October, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Phantom FrankensteinMusical ghoul Deborah Carr and her ghostly friends will bring us Bachís famous "Toccata in D Minor", Gonoud's "Funeral March of the Marionette" and the quirky "Orientale" by Cesar Cui.† We will top off the evening with a special presentation of the original Edison silent movie "Frankenstein" as it was originally done with background music accompanying the movie.† The program finishes with a special appearance of the Phantom of the Opera singing well-known songs from the theatre.

The concert is free and open to the community and will be followed by witchesí brew and goblin treats (and maybe some tricks!) in the Parish Hall.† Bring out the whole family!!

CHORAL EVENSONG
FOR ALL SAINTS

SUNDAY, 2 NOVEMBER

Our special service for All Saints will be held on Sunday Nov 2nd during the morning worship services. †Our choir will offer a Choral Evensong that afternoon at 4:00pm, when the names of those who have died in our congregation this past year will be read and remembered. †A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.† Reception to follow in the parish hall. †OPEN TO ALL!

GLUTEN FREE COMMUNION WAFERS

Gluten free communion wafers are available.† If you would like a gluten free wafer, please get a card from the usher when you come in.† When you go up to the altar to receive communion, bring the card with you.† Hold it in your hands so that the person distributing the bread will know that you could like a gluten free wafer.

WORSHIP TIMES

SUNDAY

  8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
  9:00 a.m. Muffins, Bagles, & Juice
  9:15 a.m. Christ-Centered Learning
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11:45 a.m. Coffee Hour

* Nursery available during the 9:15am Christ-Centered Learning classes & the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service until further notice