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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


Seder Supper


Please join us at St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg, as we share a Seder meal in remembrance of the meal which Jesus celebrated with his disciples. We remember the story of our Salvation with our Jewish sisters and brothers. We commemorate the fulfillment of our salvation in Jesus. This year the supper will begin at 6:00PM in the Parish Hall at 64 Townsend Street on Tuesday, March 31st (Chicken or Lamb Stew). If you plan to attend, please help us plan for the supper by contacting us by telephone at the St. Johns Parish office, 902-634-4994, or by email at

There is no charge for the meal. A free will offering may be made at the door - proceeds to PWRDF (Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund).


Holy Week


Palm Sunday: March 29

8:30am Service BCP.

10:30am - Liturgy of the Palms and Liturgy of the Passion with Holy Eucharist

Again this year, we invite parishioners to bring to church on Palm Sunday, used coats in good condition, which will then be gathered and shared with those in need.

Tuesday in Holy Week: March 31

6:00 pm Seder Supper in 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. Free will offering.

Maundy Thursday: Thursday, April 2

7:00pm Maundy Thursday Service with the Washing of the Feet and the Liturgy of the Lord's Last Supper. Sign up for the Prayer Vigil.

Good Friday: April 3

10:00am The Liturgy of Good Friday commemorating the death of Christ, Solemn Petitions and the Veneration of the Cross 11:30am Ecumenical outdoor "Walk with the Cross" starts at St. John’s Church fol- lowing this service. All are welcome.

Easter Vigil: Holy Saturday, April 4

7:00pm The Liturgy of the Easter Vigil – one of the oldest prayers of the Church Lighting the New Fire and Pascal Candle, Baptisms and Renewal of Baptismal Vows.


Easter Sunday: April 5

8:30am Easter Holy Eucharist (BCP)

10:30am Easter Choral Holy Eucharist (BAS)


Lunenburg Rings 2015


Visit our web page


Holy Jigsaw Puzzle


Printable PDF here

National Post here


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


Poster here



Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

Download a message from The Most Reverend Fred Hiltz here.


Lent Easter 2015


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.


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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