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!


As of: 7/18/2014

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The office will be closed on Fridays.  Our new parish administrator (Jenn Devlin) will be in the office from 9am and 2pm Monday through Thursday.  If you would like to meet with Samantha, feel free to send an e-mail or call her at the office.


Begins Sunday, 22 June 2014

One service only.  Holy Eucharist Rite 2 will be at 9:30am.  Sunday school will not be provided.


Monday, 28 July

It is time for some summer baseball fun!  St. John's night at the ballpark.  Join us as our own Peninsula Pilots play the Gastonia Grizzles at historic War Memorial Stadium on Pembroke Avenue.  The game starts at 7:05 but you'll want to get there early to cheer on Samantha as she throws out the first pitch!  The Pilots are having a great season and you can be part of the fun and excitement by joining us on July 28th.  Admission for seniors is just $3 and only $5 for others, so bring the whole family for a fun filled night.  And plan to enjoy dinner at the game from the reasonably priced and delicious choices available at the concession stand.  See you at the game.


Monday, 4 - Thursday, 7 August

This summers theme is Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides & Provides.  Children will be totally immersed in authentic Bible history, meet Moses, & learn about his faith-stretching adventures in the desert.  Our VBS is open to children ages 3 – 5th grade and they will have fun singing songs, making crafts, and bringing God’s word and the Bible alive.  Sign up using our on-line VBS Registration Form.  Both teen (Rising 6th-12th graders) and adult volunteers are needed!  Sign up with our VBS Volunteer Registration Form.  For more information, please contact , Christian Formation Director or call the church office at 757-722-2567.


Deborah Carr is taking requests for the singing of your favorite hymn during the summer services.  The opening hymn today "Awake my soul" has been requested by Jim Tormey.  It is a Tormey family favorite.  The communion hymn "Amazing Grace" has been requested by William Saunders.  Do you have a favorite one?  Don't miss this poortunity to request it.  Please send your suggestions to .



St. John's Seeds of Hope Prayer Breakfast Ministry at St. Paul's Newport News is still looking for a few new cooks.  Experience with boiling water would help, but we can teach you the rest.  Early on the fourth Monday morning of each month (starting around 6:30 AM), we cook scrambled eggs, grits, and other things for anyone looking for a hot breakfast in downtown Newport News, as well as for the core ministry team at St. Paul's.  Our team coordinator then leads a short Bible study and prayer with our guests before breakfast.  Our guests clean up, so we're typically done around 8 AM.  This breakfast has been a part of St. John's outreach activities for decades, and is a rewarding and faith-deepening ministry.  The next three dates are 28 July, 25 August, and 22 Sep­tem­ber.  We also are looking for a new team coordinator for next year.  If you are interested, please email for more information.


The book study continues on Wednesday at 7 pm  We are reading Walking in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor.  You can order the book here: Amazon Dot Com.


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.



  9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:45 a.m. Coffee Hour

* Nursery available at the 9:30 Service