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Welcome to St John’s Anglican Church
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia


St. John’s, Lunenburg has been a place of welcome and worship since 1753. St. John’s not only has a rich history in the Anglican tradition, we also have a Vision for what God is calling the parish to be and do in the 21st Century. The Parish is a community of caring people who gather to worship and praise God in Common Prayer. We seek to look beyond the walls of the church and make a difference for good in the community and world. The parish provides a number of Christian education activities for children and adults.

We invite you to tour our website and discover some of the richness of our parish. If you are a parishioner, we hope that you will find the information you are seeking here on the website. If you are planning to visit St. John’s, we hope that the website will assist you in discovering St. John’s Church, Lunenburg, NS


Update On Michael's Health


Dear Parishioners,

Since our last update a couple of weeks ago there been no improvement in Father Michael's health status. Michael remains very tired and unsteady when standing or trying to move around. This obviously presents a real physical challenge for Holly. To help in this area, she has just ordered a wheel chair with special capabilities to provide head support and has contracted with the Home Care agency to provide assistance on a regular basis. At this stage, this is the type of support that is needed. Holly's sister Terry, has just spent the last couple of weeks with them providing tremendous support in many ways for both and much needed companionship for Holly. Terry has gone home but plans to return in a couple of months.

In terms of the next steps, Father Michael's body is continuing to absorb the treatments that ended late June before going through more tests in August to assess the progress that these treatments have made. This should also help define the options going forward. He has an MRI scheduled for today.

While Holly still has a number of meals from Parishioners in her freezer, we believe that the need for this type of support will continue to be appropriate even though Michael's appetite has waned somewhat. Meals or food that is frozen, or can be frozen, will allow us to deliver them to Holly and Michael as needed. Again, please bring in serving sized portions to the Parish Hall and we will organize to have them delivered to their home as needed.

Please continue to hold Michael and Holly in your thoughts and prayers and include Michael and Holly in any prayer chains with which you may be involved.

Because there are a number of parishioners who do not have access to e-mail, please shares this news with others who may not have received this update.

Your Wardens

Duncan Crowdis
Robert MacMillan

Blake Starratt


Julia’s Music

Outreach of St. John’s Anglican Church Music Program


Wednesdays at 1:00 pm in July & August
Harbour View Haven, Second Floor Lounge

Julia’s Music will feature a variety of guest musicians in half-hour presentations.
Summer 2017 will include pianists
Peter Anthony Togni, Walter Delahunt, John Laing, & Barbara Butler;
soprano Janelle Lucyk; Boxwood scholarship recipients;
cellist Colin Matthews; double bassist Max Kaspar;
and students of Mary Knickle.

The series is held in memory of Julia Butler
and the loving care she received while a resident at
Harbour View Haven.

Get your free poster here


Wednesday at Noon


Enjoy a half hour of musical variety
on Wednesdays at noon throughout the summer!

Wednesday June 28:
Scott MacMillan, guitar; Colin Campbell, fiddle

Wednesday July 5:
German Band from the ‘Tattoo’

Wednesday July 12:
Sharon Gow Knickle, piano; Bonnie Romkey, violin; Ifan Williams, cello

Wednesday July 19:
Peter Anthony Togni, piano

Wednesday July 26:
Boxwood Scholarship Recipients

Wednesday August 2:
Walter Delahunt, piano

WednesdayAugust 9:
John Laing, organ; Judith Burdett, soprano; David Eisener, timpani

Wednesday August
16: Janelle Lucyk, soprano, and Friends

The public is cordially invited to attend.
Freewill offering in support of the St. John’s music program.

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Joint Lutheran and Anglican Service


To view the images that document a very successful joint service, please visit our Flickr Page.


Honouring an Archdeacon


On Tuesday May 02, 6:00 PM at St. James', Mahone Bay our own Rev. Michael Mitchell was honoured for is years service Archdeacon of the South Shore.

To seethe album of the service please click here


A World Full of Wonder'



A group photograph of the youth and leader attending DYC - Diocesan Youth Conference at St. John's this weekend

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Confirmation October 19 , 2016



Congratulations to the five young people of St. John’s who were confirmed on October 19th by Bishop Ron Cutler. Please continue to hold them in your prayer:  Aisling Curtin, Laura Eisner, Alex Payne, Noah Romkey, Nikki Saunders.

Join in wishing these young people God's blessing as they continue their journey as disciples.

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2016 Annual Report


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St. John’s Honourees for 2016


Back row:  Heather Eisenhauer (Warden) John & Ann Perry,  Betty & Elroy Creaser, Wayne Dodge (Warden & Honouree)
Archdeacon Michael Mitchell, Rector,  Rita Skinner, Beatrice Skinner, Carrie Skinner, Betty & David Steele.


Vinegar Bible


Here is a copy of the Sermon which Rev. Michael delivered on October 5 on St. John’s Vinegar bible.


10th Anniversary of the Reopening

The year 2015 marks the 10th Anniversary of the reopening and rededication of St. John’s Church. This event took place on June 12, 2005 following the fire of 2001 and the restoration of St. John’s. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held on Sunday, June 14th  at 3:00pm, with the Rt. Rev’d Ron Cutler, Bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.  There will be special music and a number of guests, associated with the restoration as we look to the future of our parish family. Everyone is welcome to the Service, which will be followed by a free community Barbeque in the Church Parade.

Please refer to this page for updated information regarding our 10th Anniversary celebrations.


Sunday School & Nursery


Find out more here



Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

Download a message from The Most Reverend Fred Hiltz here.


Lent 2017


For your copy of the news letter please click here.


Seven Questions every Church should Ask

Are you concerned about the life of the church and the parish? You are invited to journey with the members of Parish Council and review the article: 'Seven Questions Every Church Should Ask". If you would like to offer your comments, please email them to the parish office:  Your comments are important to us. Thank you.

Obtain the "Seven Questions every Church should Ask" here


The Annual Report 2014

Obtain the Report Here!


Canada Help Logo

Are you interested in making donation to St. John's Anglican Church? Please use, a secure, online non-profit initiative, that allows you to help St. John's quickly and easily Click Here.


Copies are now available of the new Illustrated History of St. John’s Anglican Church, written by noted author and parishioner, Shirley Woods. 
For more information please view the Poster.St. John's Windows

Click here to view the interactive video of thewindows in church.Exciting Music Ministry News


Exciting Music Ministry News

See the music calendar for details on MusiqueRoyale and other concerts coming up at St. John's.


Church of the Stars

A mystery of the gold gilded chancel stars was uncovered during the restoration project of St. John's Anglican Church. Click here to watch the award winning story featured on the Discovery Channel "Daily Planet" program.


Our tour program

Welcome to St. John’s National Historic Site, founded in 1753.  Your donation of $2.00 or more supports the ongoing preservation of this historic church.

Our student Tour Guides are pleased to welcome visitors seven days a week from 10am until 6pm.


Bienvenue à St. John's, Lieu historique national.

Entrée: 2,00$

Votre contribution aide à l'entretien et à la conservation de cette église historique.


Die Kirche St. Johannes in Lunenburg erhebt sich stolz als geistlicher Anker ueber Lunenburg,einer UNESCO Weltkulturerbe-Stadt in Lunenburg,Nova Scotia,Canada. Die Kirche wurde 1753 gegruendet.

Die Entwicklung der Architektur


Tour groups as well as individuals are welcome.



Visit our online gallery to view pictures from recent events in our parish.

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