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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,

From the day that Michael's medical team opened up the opportunity of visitations for Father Michael, the response from friends and parishioners has been heart warming. In looking back over the Visitors Guest Book, on many days there are any where from 1 to 4 or more who come in to pay respects and visit Michael.

It is always difficult to see someone we care so much for and who we are accustomed to seeing full of energy and with that constant infectious smiling face, bed ridden as Father Michael is now. However, the visits we are making to the hospital are the highlights of Farther Michael's day - it so evident in his eyes and the smile on his face when you walk into the room. So we would encourage you to continue as it is not only critical for Michael's health, both physical and psychological, but it also provides Holly with a much needed respite knowing that when she is not in the hospital Michael continues to have his social contact with others.

As a reminder, Michael's room is on the second floor in the Veterans Unit of the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Please check in at the nurses station in the Unit and they will let you know if it is OK to visit. There is also a "Visitors Guest Book" in Michael's room, so please sign in and write whatever comments you feel are appropriate.

Michael and Holly also enjoy the cards they are receiving from the parish and community. For those that can not visit or would like to send Michael and Holly a more personal message, you can leave a note or card in the basket at the back of the church. We will ensure they are delivered to the hospital. There are also some blank cards kept in the basket for your convenience.

As we have been doing for the past months, please continue to hold Father 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


Your Wardens

Duncan Crowdis
Robert MacMillan

Blake Starratt


Hello parishioners,

I wanted to pass along this information to you as I have just been told that Father Michael has had a tremendous number of visitors this week. Unfortunately and as much as he loves the visits, he is in a state of exhaustion.

What we are trying to do now, is to ask that you check at the Nursing Station, before entering Michael's room., to receive permission to visit. They will be able to let you know if he is feeling well enough. If the nurse isn't present at the station, please wait to speak to a nurse before entering.

Thank you most kindly for your love, support and kindness......mostly for understanding.

Blessings to all,



St. John’s Church, Lunenburg

Christmas 2017


Sunday, December 24: Advent 4/Christmas Eve

Holy Eucharist 8:30 am

Holy Eucharist 10:30 am

Family Eucharist 4:00 pm

Christmas Eve Candlelight Sung Eucharist 10:00 pm

Monday, December 25: Christmas Day

Christmas Day Eucharist 10:30 am


Music and Meditation for Advent


Half hour presentations every Wednesday at noon through Advent
feature musical friends of the St. John’s music programme.
The public is cordially invited to attend; free will offering only.

December 6: Bonnie Romkey, violin; Ifan Williams, cello;
Sharon Gow Knickle, piano

December 13: Jade Ley, piano

December 20: Duo Concertante:

Christmas Music for Violin & Piano




The Sunday School will be holding a ‘Stories Under the Sky’ in the chancel area of the church on Thursday, December 21st at 6pm. The children are invited to bring a friend, wear their pajamas, bring a favourite pillow and a flashlight to snuggle in and in and learn about the stars on the Sanctuary ceiling and listen to Christmas stories.


The Vinegar Bible


Choral Evensong

If you missed it or if you attended you may like to relive the event through images on our Flickr|


2016 Annual Report


To get your copy click here!


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.



Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

Download a message from The Most Reverend Fred Hiltz here.


Advent Newsletter 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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