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.
Join us for some festive services of Choral EVENSONG.
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.
Learn more about how you can support the humanitarian relief work for the millions of refugees who have fled the Ukraine
Read the latest work supported by a grant from PWRDF to provide medical supplies for injured civilians and first responders.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
Contact the Rector to receive the weekly Pastoral Letter.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
St. John's partners with St. James' in Fergus to deliver hot meals to people on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If you want to access these meals or you want to participate in helping pack or deliver the meals to people, please send an email to email@example.com or call 519-843-2141. This ministry is carried out in strict compliance with public health guidelines and protocols.