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Welcome to St John’s Anglican Church
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

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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

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The Parochial Committee

Dear Parishioners

We have had a number of parishioners who have recently asked about the timing of the appointment of a new rector. While much of the process is held in confidentiality, it is important that everyone understand the steps of the process and timing.

The first step of the process (contained in Canon 25) was to appoint a parish Parochial Search Committee which was completed at the Special Congregational Meeting on 3 May. The members of the committee are our three wardens, Robert MacMillan, Blake Starratt and Duncan Crowdis and elected at the meeting were Emmi Fraser, Jane Ritcey, Maureen Moffatt and Heather Eisenhauer.

The committee has met a number of times over the past month and has just completed what is called a Parish Profile, a lengthy document describing our Parish that includes a physical description, our various liturgical, ministry and committee activities, Parish statistics, Parish finances and how the Parish sees itself moving forward as part of our Shared Vision recently discerned from the many meetings involving close to 150 parishioners.

This document has been vetted by Archdeacon Ian Wissler and will be delivered to Archbishop Ron Cutler later this week, With this document in hand, the Archbishop will then send out an announcement across Canada notifying all clergy that there is an opening for a full time rector at the Parish of St. John's in Lunenburg and will call for those interested to apply. In a week or so, if you check the Diocesan Web Site, you will see a notice to this effect in the "Latest News" section under "Notification of Openings".

At that point, the Parochial Committee will work with the Archbishop to review applicants and interview candidates leading towards the appointment of a new rector. This part of the process must be carried out under complete confidentiality.

The question everyone asks is "how long will this take". Clearly, for all of us, the sooner the better but there are many factors that will dictate the total time it takes. In looking at the process, with a month or so for the "notice of opening" to be advertised, time to assess those that apply, the time to go through interviews, with the final candidates likely going through a second set of interviews and then the time to deliberate with the Archbishop leading to an appointment of a new rector, we are talking the better part of the summer and into the early fall. And then, once a successful candidate has been appointed, they are required to give 3 months notice to their current parish. So, while there is no guarantee, doing the math, if all goes well and if we keep our finger crossed and the stars are aligned and our ships are all sailing in the same direction, we could have a new rector in place by the start of Advent.

However, one thing you can be assured of is that your Parochial Committee will work as quickly as possible but always with our top priority being to ensure that we find a rector who will be the strong spiritual leader our parish deserves and an individual who is passionate about leading us toward our Shared Vision

Blessings,
St. John's Parochial Committee

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This Sunday at 3 pm it’s a pleasure to welcome organist John Laing in concert here at St. John’s together with Judith Burdett, soprano and Kathie Rose, flute. They will perform music by J. S. Bach, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Herbert Murrill, John Laing, Jehan Alain and Olivier Messiaen. Free Will Offering

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St. John’s Church, Lunenburg
Wednesdays at Noon

Half hour musical presentations each Wednesday at noon through July and August. The public is cordially invited to attend. A free will offering in support of St. John’s Music Program is gratefully accepted.

Wednesday, July 4 at noon
Les Voix Humaines 4 Viols' with original arrangements of Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons'

Wednesday, July 11 at noon
Pat Watson and John Bird classic jazz, silky smooth with a gospel touch

Wednesday, July 18 at noon
Kristin Wöckel and Edmund Brownless selections from Broadway musicals

Wednesday, July 25 at noon
Boxwood Scholarship Recipients Piper O'Neil-Doak, keyboards, dance, vocals; Allan Evans: harp, flutes

Wednesday, August 1 at noon
Hodge Podge Young voices that share beautiful harmonies and a love of singing – led by Mary Knickle

Wednesday, August 8 at noon
Walter Delahunt an artist of broad and distinguished experience and currently pianist in Residence at LAMP

Wednesday, August 15 at noon
Glenn Patscha A pianist with a unique voice steeped in the styles and traditions of New Orleans

Wednesday, August 22 at noon
Matthew Fraser, organ a remarkably talented young musician with a passion for organ playing

Wednesday, August 29 at noon
Magazine Genera Musique Royale artists Steve Normandin and Sylvia Briday close out the series in toe tapping tunes from Quebec, the Maritimes and France, played on harmonicas, guitar, piano, and percussion

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St. John’s Church, Lunenburg

Presents

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Community Roots Day

August 21 at 9 am - 5 pm

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The Vinegar Bible

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Choral Evensong

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

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2017 Annual Report

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Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

Download a message from The Most Reverend Fred Hiltz here.

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Newsletter Summer 2018

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For your copy of the news letter please click here.

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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: stjohnslunenburg@bellaliant.com.  Your comments are important to us. Thank you.

Obtain the "Seven Questions every Church should Ask" here

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Canada Help Logo

Are you interested in making donation to St. John's Anglican Church? Please use Canadahelps.org, a secure, online non-profit initiative, that allows you to help St. John's quickly and easily Click Here.

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Exciting Music Ministry News

See the music calendar for details on MusiqueRoyale and other concerts coming up at St. John's.

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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.

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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.

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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.
Merci.

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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

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Tour groups as well as individuals are welcome.

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Gallery

Visit our online gallery to view pictures from recent events in our parish.

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