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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,

In the last update in early August, we indicated that Father Michael was about to have an MRI to assess the impact of the treatment process on his tumour. Unfortunately the results indicated that there has been no change - no worse but no better.

Over the past couple of weeks, Father Michael's mobility issues have progressed to the point that they have become a significant hurdle for him to remain at home. Friends visiting this past week have been a help but they are leaving this week and, at this point, it is impossible for Holly to manage on her own at home. Therefore, last Thursday Michael was moved into a hospital setting where the doctors can properly assess both his physical and medical needs and define the best way to service these needs. This will provide a much needed respite for Holly while doctors assess Michael's future needs.

In the meantime, Michael has asked us to ensure we pass onto the Parish his love and thanks for all the support that he and Holly have received over the past months.

As Michael's health and physical needs are assessed, our support remains to continue to hold Michael and Holly in our thoughts and prayers.

Because there are a number of parishioners who do not have access to e-mail, please shares this news with others who may not have received this update..

Your Wardens

Duncan Crowdis
Robert MacMillan

Blake Starratt

While Father Michael is at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, there will be no visitation at this time. This is what is best for him.

Fr. Michael sends his love for your support.




To provide more opportunities for all of our parish families to become involved, we plan to have one Sunday each month as Family Worship Together Day. On this special day each month, several members of the same family will share in the readings and church duties. Not only will this give support to our Sunday School children to have their siblings and parents involved, it will also provide another opportunity for all families, of all ages, whether involved with our youth programs or not, to have a special day of worship with their families. Any families wishing to participate can email
Brooke Nodding at




Father Alvin will provide Altar Service Training on the fourth Sunday of each month as part of the church service. Sheila Morris and Roger Demone will give further instruction immediately following. Emmi Fraser will be present with the students at service for support and make sure all their questions and concerns are addressed. It is hoped that the parents can be in attendance as support as well to be part of this growth in faith as a family. Once completed those who are ready may participate as part of the Altar Serving team.





We welcomed back our Sunday School students this week to another interesting and fun year of Christian Education. Do you know of a family member or a new neighbour in your community that you think may be interested in joining us? We have class time on Sunday for children up to the age of 12 and an older youth group...12 yrs and up.... who will be instructed in Altar Service Training. This older group will also organize fun events, outreach projects and assist with our younger classes.

We offer a nursery class with a planned lesson for the 2 and three year olds every Sunday morning of the month. The first three Sundays of each month Grade I...4-8yrs and Grade II...8-12 yrs have class time in the parish hall. All these classes are instructed from a well planned curriculum that follows the same lectionary as outlined in the church cycle. All classes except the nursery join the congregation for the full church service the fourth Sunday of each month.

There are also lots of fun activities and a several planned events during the year...Santa Clause Parade, Pancake Supper, Pool Parties, Movie nights....

For more information on either our Sunday School or Altar Service Program please do not hesitate to call Rena Demone at 902-634-9644.

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2016 Annual Report


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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.


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

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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.

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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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