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: 4/20/2014

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CAR WASH

Sunday, 27 April during the 8:00am & 10:30am ser­vices

The youth classes are joining forces to provide a “Car Wash Fund­rais­er” for our par­ish­ion­ers while you are a­tten­ding the 8 or 10:30 ser­vice.  Come wor­ship next Sun­day, and when your ser­vice is over--come out to a beau­ti­ful clean car.  Please help sup­port their efforts.

TAIZÉ SERVICES OF PEACE & RECONCILIATION

At St. John’s Episcopal Church
27 April 2014 at 4pm

Tudor RoseJoin us for a 45 minute service of Peace and Reconciliation in the manner of Taizé. 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.

ARE YOU SPIRITUAL, BUT NOT RELIGIOUS? CAN WE BE BOTH?

Sundays at 9:30am
Parish House

We will be tackling these questions and more in the next several weeks in the Adult Forum.  The Rev. Samantha Vincent-Alexander will share some information about the recent movement away from organized religious and the development of the “Nones” (those people who typically believe in God, but do not affiliate with any denomination).  All are welcome to participate.

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CAMP CHANCO PICNIC TABLE CONSTRUCTION

Saturday, 26 April

The St. John’s Men’s Group has been asked to build some picnic tables at Camp Chanco.  Please contact for more information about this fun activity.

GARDEN GUILD

Thank you again to all who came out on Saturday, 12 April, to work the walkways around St. John’s for our Palm Sunday trip around the church.  What a great day!  Special kudos to Frank Fortuna who went above and beyond in clearing out under the big tree by the a Parish House.  It took an hour just to get the bags carted to the curb.  Our next “event” will be the selection of the chair, chair elect, and secretary/treasurer positions.  Nominations for these positions should be sent to by 5 May.

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.

STAY UP TO DATE WITH ACTIVITIES AT ST. JOHN’S!

  • Take home the Parish News in the printed bulletin each Sunday. 
  • Sign up to receive our weekly email—join or rejoin the mailing list via our Info, Staff, & Email page.
  • Check this website regularly!

SHOP AT FARM FRESH?

Please save the "1-2-3 4 the Community" (bottom) portion of your original receipts and bring them to St. John's.  We are re­gis­tered to earn points for books, computer software, printers, and sports equipment.

There is a bag which say's "1-2-3 4 the Community" program located outside the church office door.  The program ends Friday, 31 May 2014.  (In 0)

WORSHIP TIMES

SUNDAY

  8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
  9:00 a.m. Muffins, Bagels, & 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