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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



Contrary to what you may have seen,
the time of the Christmas Eve Candlelight Sung Eucharist is 10:00 pm



Christmas 2018


Christmas Eve
Christmas Family Eucharist 4:00 pm|
Christmas Eve Candlelight Sung Eucharist 10:00 pm

Christmas Day
Christmas Day Eucharist 10:00 am


St. John’s Lunenburg

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 in support of St. John’s music program.

December 5:

Perseus Trio: Bonnie Romkey, violin;

Ifan Williams, cello; Sharon Gow Knickle, piano

December 12:

Nina Scott-Stoddart, mezzo soprano

December 19:

A Cappella Vocal Ensemble


The Youth Ministries of the Churches of Lunenburg

invite you to hear


Under the Stars


Invite you to hear

Stories Under the Stars

Invite a friend, wear your PJs,
bring your favourite pillow & a flashlight.
Then snuggle in for Christmas stories,
& to learn about the stars
on St. John’s Sanctuary ceiling.

Friday, December 14 at 6:00 pm

St. John’s Anglican Church, 64 Townsend Street, Lunenburg
A Christmas season event ☃ Refreshments will be served



Rev. Laura Marie Piotrowicz

RevLauraMariePiotrowiczTo All Parishioners of St. John’s and to Our Extended Community Family

Further to the recent 30 September 2018 announcement by Archbishop Ron Cutler of the appointment of a new Rector to the Parish of St. John’s Lunenburg, your Wardens and Parochial Committee are excited to introduce you to Rev. Laura Marie Piotrowicz.

Rev. Laura Marie has served in a number of parishes over the past 15 years in both Manitoba and Ontario and served in the Naval reserves as Chaplain on the HMCS Star. She comes to us most recently from the Parish of St. John’s, St. Catharines in the Diocese of Niagara.

Rev. Laura Marie has worked on various committees and task forces at both the Diocesan and National level. The Primate has appointed her twice as the Canadian Representative of the Anglican Communion Delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

What’s most important to St. John’s and Lunenburg are the many blessing she brings with her and the incredible fit with the key characteristics that came out so clearly from our parish in the many meetings undertaken this year in the creation of our Shared Vision.

While no bio can properly introduce the energy and excitement that Rev. Laura Marie brings better than her own personal presence, here is an attempt at outlining some of the key characteristics that she brought to the extensive interview process that was undertaken.

First of all, she is as excited about our Shared Vision as we are – it is a key reason her calling was drawn to us.

Her passion is Parish ministry and she is comfortable and experienced in what this means in smaller towns. Rev. Laura Marie is excited about joining and being “part of our parish family”. She believes in work-ing within a community, helping to engage, support and connect the God-given gifts of each individual with opportunities to serve our baptismal covenants. She believes that trust, respect and collaboration are the heart-beat of all vital and healthy communities. She believes in the “ministry of presence” and sees the Rectory as a tool to connect at another level with the parish and the community.

Our Shared Vision calls for a spiritual leader with energy. It is no longer a world where “either/or” is an acceptable solution. It is a world that incorporates the word “and” in all we must do and Rev. Laura Marie’s level of energy is a rare commodity and promises to bring excitement to our parish. She immediately under-stood and demonstrated passion for the need to balance our rich heritage while embracing the journey into the future.

Our calling as a church is to spread the Good News as disciples of God and Rev. Laura Marie has demonstrated innovative ideas about ways to undertake this missional work in a quiet but determined way.

She is a rector for “all ages” demonstrating compassion and caring for those in need, with pastoral care as one of her true passions, while at the same time showing a love to “get down on the floor” and connect with children.

She is a natural story teller and her sample sermon delivered to the Search Committee was passionate and inspiring. Sunday mornings will not be dull! Laura Marie supports the need to provide a variety of levels of services to meet the spiritual needs of a diverse congregation such as ours. She demonstrated this to the Search Committee with stories of the variety of services she has been involved with in her previous parishes.

While we have some work to do to get the Rectory “ready” for the arrival of Rev. Laura Marie Pi-otrowicz early in the New Year, we are excited for the Parish of St. John’s Lunenburg, the community of Lunenburg and for Rev. Laura Marie herself as we start this new journey together.


Laura Marie with her two companions,
Guinness a Black Labrador, and Watson a Shepherd.

Blessings from
Wardens and Parochial Committee of

Emmi Fraser, Blake Starratt, Jane Ritcey, Heather Eisenhauer,
Robert MacMillan, Maureen Moffatt and Duncan Crowdis


2017 Annual Report


To get your copy click here!


Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

Download a message from The Most Reverend Fred Hiltz here.


Advent 2018


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


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.


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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