• Welcome

    Welcome

    The Church of St. John the Evangelist in Elora

    is a member of the Anglican Church of Canada

    in the Diocese of Niagara.


    We belong to the Anglican Communion,

    a global community of 70 million people in 164 countries.

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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.

St. John's is a member of the Anglican Church of Canada in the Diocese of Niagara. 

Vestry

Vestry is an opportunity for the St. John's community of faith to gather together. We look back to 2020 and give thanks for all that was accomplished to the glory of God, we welcome new members, and we look forward to 2021 by committing ourselves to new goals with a team of lay leaders.  CLICK HERE to view a video of highlights of ministry during 2020 at St. John's.  

Here is the VESTRY REPORT including written reports from all of our ministries, financial statements for 2020, and a budget for 2021.  You will notice that the charts at the end of the report can be a particularly helpful summary of the financial picture.

Our annual Vestry meeting of mission and ministry was held on SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21st on Zoom.  We had a great turn out of people to commit themselves to new ministry in the coming year.   

COVID-19

You can help by:

  1. Staying home.
  2. Traveling only for groceries, medical appointments, exercise, or work that cannot be completed at home
  3. Wearing a face mask and keep your distance when you are out in public.
  4. Getting a COVID test if you are concerned about symptoms.  
  5. Washing your hands.
  6. Checking up on those most vulnerable.
  7. Praying and monitoring your mental health. 
Visit Diocese of Niagara at a COVID-19 resource hub here.
If you are in need of 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.

Resources

As of November 22 we have suspended in-person attendance at our liturgies.   We are live-streaming our Sunday morning liturgy at 11am, which you can find at St. John' Elora YouTube Channel.

Here are resources to support you:

  • Sunday - Livestream service at 11am on YouTube
  • Sunday - "Coffee Time" at 1:30pm on Zoom
  • Wednesday - Morning Prayer or Evening Prayer on YouTube and Facebook
  • Wednesday - Knitters and Quilters on Zoom
  • Wednesday - Book Study on "Braiding Sweetgrass" on Zoom (beginning Feb 24)
  • Thursday - "Choral Thursday" 
  • Friday - Pastoral Letter from the Rector
  • Monthly - Speaker Series on Zoom

Contact us for the Zoom links or 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.

Keep in Touch

To receive the WEEKLY PASTORAL LETTER from the Rector through Email, please contact Linda Coultes (look for "PARISH OFFICE").  
Follow ST JOHN'S ELORA on Facebook and Instagram for the most up to date posts, photos, messages and events.

Prayer

St John’s Elora YouTube Channel - Sunday's live-stream service and a Wednesday mid week liturgy.

Diocese of Niagara YouTube Channel - Sunday service with Bishop Susan Bell

Pray at home - resources from the Anglican Church of Canada.

Daily Home Prayer - resources from the Church of England

Please contact one of the clergy if you have a loved one who is in need of our prayers this week.

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 

Giving

There are several ways for you to give financially to St. John's:

1. HAND DELIVER - Through the MAIL SLOT of the door on the Geddes Street side (east side) of the Parish Centre.

2. CANADA POST - 36 Henderson Street, Elora, N0B 1S0.

3. E-TRANSFER - to treasurer.stjohnselora@gmail.com.

4 PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING. Contact our Givings Secretary - Barbara Gow, for more information.  You can also complete and mail this form.

5. CREDIT CARD at the following link through the Diocese of Niagara (identify "Elora-St John's" as the parish)

Thank you for your financial support.  Your generosity makes a difference in peoples lives.

Worship

All of our worship services are offered online through our Facebook Page, and on our YouTube Channel.  Our live-streamed services are created within diocesan guidelines and public health guidelines

Meals to Go

St John's is working with St. James' in Fergus to provide hot meals on Monday to Friday.  During the pandemic, the MEALS TO GO program partners with local restaurants and caterers to deliver hot meals to people in the community. If you want to help with this program by being a DRIVER, MEAL PACKER, or CLEAN UP TEAM please send an email to cwmealstogo@gmail.com.  This ministry is carried out in strict compliance with public health guidelines and protocols.

Pandemic Donation

You are invited to support those most vulnerable in our diocese and around the world with a donation to the Diocesan Pandemic Fund, or PWRDF Covid-19 Fund.