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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,

Its been a couple of weeks since the last update on Father Michael's progress. At that time, we indicated that Michael would be starting radiation treatments on Monday 5 June. This was in fact pushed back a few days and started last Thursday. The doctors have also decided to start the chemo treatment simultaneously to the radiation. These treatments will be conducted in Halifax Monday through Friday over the next 3 weeks. Holly and Michael will be staying in the city for the treatments but will be coming home on weekends.

At the end of this treatment cycle, the doctors are planning to give Michael a well earned break of a month or so. At that time, they will assess the situation for any further treatment recommendations. As he moves through this treatment process the side effects of deep fatigue and concern over infection from outside sources due to the impact of the chemo treatment on the immune system will remain a preoccupation.

I did have a chance to speak with Michael over the weekend and, in spite, of the ordeal he is going through, his spirits remain high and it was a pleasure to see that his sense of humour has not been lost.

In terms of support, food is aways welcome. Michael and Holly are truly enjoying the many different types of dishes from recipes around the world they have received from friends and parishioners.

Many are asking about possible financial support. We will continue to monitor the potential financial impact this process has on Michael and Holly, in combination with his benefit plan, and will try to provide some direction as the situation evolves on recommendations for the most effective way to provide this type of support. At this point we have zeroed in on the cost of food and lodging in Halifax for the the current 4 weeks of treatment. While Michael's benefit plan does cover food and lodging for himself, it does not cover Holly. For anyone wishing to help out, to keep it simple as Father Alvin described in last Sunday's services, you can make a contribution to Michael and Holly through the Rector's Discretionary Fund (please note the contribution is to go to Michael and Holly) , and Father Alvin will disburse the funds appropriately as their costs need to be paid.

And lastly in all cases of this nature, perhaps our strongest support will be through our thoughts and prayers.

Your Wardens

Duncan Crowdis
Robert MacMillan

Blake Starratt


Flea Market!


Sunday, June 17 at 10 to 1 pm

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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. Michale 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


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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

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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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