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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

Learn more about the St. John's community and vision from a short video prepared for Vestry 2022.

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

Elora Singers at St. John's

The Elora Singers are Back at St. John's!

Sunday July 10, 11:00 a.m. CHORAL MATINS - Guest Speaker: Michael Freeman, Six Nations and National Equity Representative, Public Service Alliance of Canada.

Thursday July 14, 5:00 p.m. EVENSONG - Homilist: Venerable Peter Scott, Archdeacon of Greater Wellington

Sunday July 17, 11:00 a.m. CHORAL MATINS - Homilist: Canon Paul Walker

Thursday July 21, 5:00 p.m. EVENSONG - 

Sunday July 24, 11:00 a.m. CHORAL MATINS - Guest Speaker: Grant Wedge, Assistant Deputy Ministry of Indigenous Affairs Ontario.

Here is the full program and tickets for the Elora Festival 2022.

 

Poppy Project

We marked the centenary of the POPPY in 2021 with an outdoor installation of over 7,000 poppies.

This year, to honour the 150th anniversary of the birth of Colonel John McCrae, we are planning to expand the Poppy Project throughout Elora and Fergus.   If your business would like a poppy banner please let us know.

For more information on Poppy Project 2022 click HERE.

Patterns are available by clicking HERE.  Kits and patterns are available from the POPPY BIN on the Porch of the Parish Centre.  Please bring knitted or crocheted poppies to the POPPY BIN before September 30th.

Read more about the 2021 Poppy Project here.

Knitted Creatures for Ukraine

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.

Music Highlights

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.  

Click HERE for the Order of Service.

 

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.

 

 

A Week at St. John's

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:

  • Sunday - Livestream service at 11:00 a.m. on YouTube. In-person at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday - Community Lunch (2nd and 4th week of the month). Volunteer Choir Rehearsal at 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday - Holy Communion in-person at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday - Knitters and Quilters in-person at 10:30 a.m
  • Thursday - Morning Prayer at 9:00 a.m. on Zoom. Parish Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday - Pastoral Letter from the Rector.

Contact the Rector to receive the weekly Pastoral Letter.

 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.

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 

Community Meals

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.