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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


Palm Sunday


Walk with the Donkey”
Join us in procession to mark the entrance of Jesus
into Jerusalem riding a donkey.
Palm Sunday, April 13 at 9:30 am
at the Adams & Knickle Wharf on the Waterfront

The crowda welcome Jeasus as Messiah with shouts of 'Hosanna' They waved Palm Branches and laid their coats on the path as a sign of respect for Jesus.

As people brought their coats to Jesus, we invite you to bring along a coat in
good condition to be given to those who are in need of a coat. They may be coats of any season. We will bring these in the procession and carry them into the church as an offering to the Lord.

This is a new initiative for St. John’s which is open to the entire community. Please invite your friends, family and neighbours to join in. Come and ‘Walk with the Donkey’.


Seder Supper


Tuesday, April 15, 6:00 p.m.

at the Parish Hall

We partake of the ancient Passover Meal and hear the story

of the Old Testament leading up to the Messiah.

Enjoy a delicious meal of lamb or chicken stew;

bring your own wine or juice.

If you wish to help, please bring a food bank donation.


Holy Week


Maundy Thursday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday, April 18, 10:00 a.m.

“Walk with the Cross”, 11:30 a.m.

Holy Saturday, April 19, 7:00 p.m.

“The Great Vigil”




Easter Sunday, April 20

Easter Holy Eucharist (BCP), 8:30 a.m.

Easter Choral Holy Eucharist (BAS), 10:30 a.m.


Images from St John's


More images here


Music and Meditations for Lent


More here


Elected Bishop Ron Cutler 


Bishop Ron Cutler has been elected, with a simple majority in both the houses of clergy and laity on the first ballot, as the new coadjutor bishop for the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, where he has been suffragan bishop since 2008.

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Millions of people around the world have followed the birth and baptism of Prince George, son of William and Kate.

In this video, Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, offers some wonderful insight into God’s love share through Baptism.

Whether you are an adult who is considering to be baptised, or the parent of a child you might like to present for baptism, or whether you are a person with questions about baptism, watch this video, as Justin Welby speaks from the heart about Baptism..



Pew #22


For the 260th Anniversary of St. John's Anglican Church in Lunenburg, Archbishop Fred Hiltz gave a wonderful sermon than many have asked for. You can now have your own copy by clicking here.


Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

Download a message from The Most Reverend Fred Hiltz here.


Easter and Lent


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 2012

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.


Take a Virtual Tour

Click here to see a quick time movie of the interior of the church. When the picture appears, left click and move cursor to pan around the church.

We are grateful to Allan Jost, a recent visitor, for providing us with this movie.


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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