We're glad you're here! We know attending a new church can be daunting sometimes, so we hope this page will answer some of your questions and help you feel more prepared.
On Sundays we begin the day with an 8am Prayer Book Eucharist – a short, said, service with a brief sermon which uses the ancient words of the Book of Common Prayer. (45 minutes)
This service takes place in-person only. Please enter through the Garden door, located on the pathway on the north side of the church.
This is our main service, containing music and prayer using contemporary language . The service is printed entirely in the bulletin available at the door for you to follow along with if you are new to the Anglican tradition. (75 minutes)
You can attend the service in-person or online via Facebook or our website. If you would like to join us for an online discussion and coffee hour following the service please contact the office to recieve the link to the Zoom livestream.
Evensong is a short service of choral music, chant, and prayer, sung by the Choristers, as well as a brief sermon. There is little requirement for active participation; one may follow along with the prayer of the service, or merely bask in the music and atmosphere. (60 minutes)
You can attend Evensong in-person or online via Facebook or our website.
There is a parking lot located behind the church that can be accessed from Mason street. There are accessible parking spots in this lot. There is also street parking available on Mason street.
There is a bike rack located on the pathway of the church near the entrance.
St. John's is accessible through the garden entrance (the main entrance for services) as well as the office entrance, both of which are located along the pathway on the north side of the church connected to Quadra street and the parking lot.
The sound system at St. John's includes headsets for those who are hard of hearing. If you would like to use one during the service, please let the Greeters know.
Please let the Greeters know if you would prefer a large print copy of the leaflet.
There are no steps between the seats and the altar. If you are unable to come to a communion station during the service, please let one of the Greeters know when you arrive and we will bring bring communion to you.
Gluten free wafers are available during communion. Please request them from the person who is distributing the bread.
There is an elevator to access the parish hall from the door into St. John's Court off of the parking lot.
All the washrooms on the main floor of the church building are single stall and gender neutral. An accessible washroom is located near the office entrance. There are two accessible, multi-stall washrooms in the parish hall.
Children are invited to sit with you during the service. There are activity baskets available from the greeters at the entrance. Don't worry about them making noise or needing to move around! There is also an area near the back of the sanctuary where you can sit with your children as they play. If you have questions, please contact Ruth MacIntosh, our family ministries coordinator.
Come as you are! Some people dress casually, others may chose to dress more formally; wear whatever feels most comfortable for you. At this time we are still asking everyone who attends in person to wear masks.
Please feel welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 250-383-7169 Mon to Fri 9:30am-12:30pm