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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


Patronal Festival and Parish Picnic!


Sunday, June 4 at 10:30 followed but a Picnic on the Parade
Everyone is welcome

Please wear red!


Update On Michael's Health


Dear Parishioners,

Now that the initial operation is behind Michael, the Oncologist who is caring for him will be setting up the next phase of his treatment plan once he has recovered sufficiently from the surgery, hopefully in the next week. However, the good news is that he has recovered well enough to be released from the hospital. Needless to say, both Holly and Michael are exhausted but glad to finally be home.

This prompts a number of questions such as; Is he allowed visitors? What about other forms of support?

While we are sure there will be a number of ways individuals can provide their own unique form of support, providing meals is certainly one that we can all rally around. To help ensure that this is done effectively and is not a burden on Michael and Holly, we have set up a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall for meals that cover the next couple of weeks. Please sign up for whatever you would like to provide (meals should be limited to serving sizes for two people) and bring the meal(s) in to the Parish Hall. We will then organize to have the meals delivered to their house in a timely fashion.

In terms of visitors there may well be a time when some small, short visitations will be appreciated. However, in the short term, doctor¹s orders are for no visitors for the time being as both Michael and Holly are badly in need of rest and there is a real concern over possible infection. We will keep you informed as this changes.

In the meantime, we all need to continue to keep Father Michael and Holly in our thoughts and prayers and add them to any Prayer Lists.

Again, because there are a number of parishioners who do not have access to e-mail, we encourage you to share this news with others who may not have received this update.

Your Wardens

Duncan Crowdis
Robert MacMillan

Blake Starratt


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

Download more images click here.


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.

Download more images click here.


2016 Annual Report


To get your copy click here!


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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