• 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. 

Inspiration from St. John's

Here are two choral features from Advent and Christmas seasons prepared by the St. Johns Elora Parish Choir under the direction of Dr. Patrick Murray. Click on the TITLES of the piece to enjoy.

"O Rex Gentium" by Matthew Martin
"See Amid the Winter's Snow" by Becky McGlade

Sunday Services

All of our in-person worship services are presently suspended until further notice.

You can still pray and sing with St. John's Elora on the St. John's Elora YouTube Channel.

SUNDAY (Starting January 2 2022)

You can read the guidelines for ministry (December 21) from the Diocese of Niagara here.

Poppy Project

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

We are hoping to expand the project in 2022 throughout the village. So start knitting ... Patterns are available by clicking HERE. 

Read the 2021 Poppy Project Brochure by clicking HERE.

Watch a short video about the production and installation of the Poppy Project in 2021 HERE.

This project has been approved by the Elora Legion and the National Poppy Campaign Coordinator.  Please support the work of the Legion by making a donation to the Poppy Fund.

COVID-19

You can help reduce the rates of transmission and the impact of the Coronavirus on our health care system by:

  1. Getting your vaccination.
  2. Getting a COVID test if you are concerned about symptoms.  
  3. Follow the COVID-19 Awareness Toolkit from the Government of Canada.
  4. 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

According to diocesan guidelines we continue to offer resources online to support you. You can find services live-streamed at St. John' Elora YouTube Channel.

Here is a typical weekly schedule of things for you to access online:

  • 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
  • Friday - Pastoral Letter from the Rector
  • Monthly - Speaker Series on Zoom
  • Seasonally - Book Study Series 

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. Email our Givings Secretary - Steve Hornett, for more information.  You can also complete and mail this form to St John's Church, 36 Henderson Street, Elora, ON, NOB 1S0.

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 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 cwmealstogo@gmail.com or call 519-843-2141. This ministry is carried out in strict compliance with public health guidelines and protocols.