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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


The Parochial Committee

Dear Parishioners

During the Special Congregational Meeting last night, Archdeacon Ian Wissler shared a survey document that included many questions. The answers will be very helpful to the Parochial Committee in creating a Parish Profile. This is the key document from the Parish that the Archbishop uses in the search for a new Rector.

As it happens, many, if not all, of these questions have already been answered with the tremendous amount of input obtained in the many meetings we have held on creating a Shared Vision over the past 3 months. However, always with the goal of ensuring that everyone that wants to have input into this critical process has the opportunity to do so, we have attached a copy of the survey shared with the participants of last night's meeting for your information.

If you would like to provide further input that could be helpful in creating the Parish Profile, over and above what you may have already provided in the recent parish vision meetings, please use these questions as guidelines and drop your response into the Parish Office for the Parochial Committee.

The Parochial Committee's goal is to finalize the Parish Profile by the first week of June, so if you would like to provide input, please do so by Friday 25 May.

The Parochial Committee is comprised of the 3 wardens plus 4 members elected at last night's Special Congregational Meeting. Based on the elections last night, the members of the Parochial Search Committee are:

Warden Duncan Crowdis: elected as Committee Chair
Warden Blake Starratt
Warden Robert MacMillan
Elected Representative: Jane Ritcey
Elected Representative: Emmi Fraser
Elected Representative: Maureen Moffatt: elected as Committee Secretary
Elected Representative: Heather Eisenhauer



Parishioner Survey May 2018

Please download your copy of the Parishioner Survey here!




This will explain the process we are going through from now right up to the appointing of a new rector. This is a valuable document that I would encourage you to read. Also I encourage you to to attend the Special Congregational Meeting on May 3rd where we appoint the Parochial Committee who will be in charge of working toward the process of selecting a new rector.

Please down load this very important document


St. John’s Church, Lunenburg

Heritage Sunday


Sunday, June 10 at 10:30 am

265 Years of Faith and Community
Service of Morning Prayer

Guest Speaker: Author & Historian Dr. Brian Tennyson

Following the service, Astronomer Dr. David Turner
will give a talk on the stars on the Chancel ceiling

The Archives will be displayed in the church & the Interpretive Centre,
including ancient Bibles, photos, parish registers, and research projects

Everyone Welcome!

To get your poster click here!


St. John’s Church, Lunenburg

Toast the Town


Raise a Glass

Celebrate Lunenburg’s 265th
Sunday, June 10 at 1:00 pm
with Town Crier John McGee
Old Lunenburg Court House
(St. John’s Parish Hall)

Everyone Welcome!

To get your poster click here!


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|


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.


Newsletter Summer 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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