The Church of St John the Evangelist

An Anglican parish in Diocese of Niagara located in west downtown Hamilton in the heart of Locke Street neighbourhood, at the corner of Locke Street South at Charlton Avenue West.

Celebrating more than 125 years in the neighbourhood.


Welcome to the Rock on Locke. We seek to create a place where all are free to explore deep questions without judgment or over-simplistic answers. We are ordinary people seeking to follow Jesus—a challenging and fulfilling experience that brings joy to our lives in many different ways.

We worship together at different times and in a variety of worship styles. While there are a number of “congregations” that are part of the Church of Saint John the Evangelist, we are one parish family. We hope that you will visit us. And if you are looking for a church home, we hope you will find one among us here.

What Can We Do to Help Refugees?

The Syrian refugee crisis is in the news every day, and it makes us feel helpless: what on earth can we do?

Churches have often taken the initiative in responding to this kind of crisis, and this situation is no exception. Churches of every stripe in every community are already organizing—raising funds and creating teams to bring refugee families to Canada and help settle them. Some have already received “their” Syrian families!

If you would like to give some money, or volunteer time to help, consider doing it through a church near you.

Here at St John the Evangelist Anglican Church (at Locke and Charlton), we just welcomed a family of refugee newcomers to Canada from Syria. We can use all of the help we can get.

You do not have to be a member of any church, or to believe anything in particular, in order to help out! Everybody’s help is appreciated, and there are no strings attached. Really.

Please click here for more information.

The Parish News

The Arts on Locke @ the Rock on Locke

Upcoming Concerts

  • Culture Days: Open Rehearsal, CD Launch and Mini-Concert
    October 1, 20163:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Come for this behind-the-scenes experience and discussion. 

    3 to 4 p.m.: open rehearsal with the Bach Elgar Choir.  Alexander Cann leads the Bach Elgar Choir in folk-song repertoire from their season opener.

    4 to 5 p.m.: Capella Intima CD Launch and open rehearsal. Capella Intima's debut recording for Musica Omnia will be launched at 4 p.m., with a few selections performed, and a chance to see how the ensemble prepares for its next concert.

    5 to 6 p.m.: Azuline Duo mini-concert and open rehearsal. Azuline Duo has recently recorded Romanza- Music from Spain and South America. Hear about their artistic process, and pick up a CD! 

    More information from Culture Days

  • Hammer Baroque presents: ACTA Recorder Quartet, with Alison Melville
    October 8, 20164:00 PM

    The return of Alison Melville, leading the ACTA recorder quartet, featuring the music of Boismortier, J.S. Bach, and Mozart.

    Concert, 4 p.m. Suggested donation $15.

  • Hammer Baroque presents: The Toronto Consort
    November 13, 20164:00 PM

    A very special event. The Toronto Consort presents "The Italian Queen of France:  The musical legacy of Catherine de Medici".  This performance comes to Hammer Baroque through the generous sponsorship of Michael and Catherine Clase.

    Concert 4 p.m. Suggested donation $15.

New on the Web

125 Stories

During this 125th anniversary we want to tell some of the stories of this place and the people here. A number of histories of the parish have already been written. Here, we want to tell the stories of the people of St. John's. Your stories. How did you come to worship and serve here? What is your connection with us and our neighbourhood. What is meaningful to you?  We want to tell the stories of the people of St. Johns. Read the stories here.

Shopping Card Orders

SJE participates in a shopping card ordering program that raises funds to support our mission. These shopping cards are just like the gift cards that you may have given or received. Gift cards don't have to be used as gifts, but can be used for all of your regular purchases, and a percentage is paid by the retailer back to SJE's. You can find the next order deadline on the Parish Planning Calendar.

The order form is available here.

Leader's Resources

Our leader's and worship resources have been reorganised into one single page here, with quick link references on the right side of the page.

Also, go to this same page to learn more about a new scheduling resource that we are using called "Servepoint".


Upcoming Soon

Service Times


8:15 a.m., The Early Service, Holy Communion in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer. In the chapel of St. Michael and St. George.

9:30 a.m., The Discovery Service, with our worship band, a less formal liturgy of Holy Eucharist, in the church proper.

11 a.m., The Choral Service, in the classic Anglican and choral traditions with organ and the Parish Choir.


10 a.m., Wednesday Chapel Eucharist, Holy Communion in the tradition of The Book of Common Prayer, in the Chapel of St Michael and St George (downstairs).


Messy Church, on the third Thursday of each month. Messy Church is a hands-on worship experience for the entire family with crafts, drama, songs and (perhaps best of all) dinner!


Our Mission

God calls us to help people become followers of Jesus, equipped for ministry in the church and in the world, through nurture, worship, evangelism and service.

Contact Us

The Church of St John the Evangelist
320 Charlton Avenue West
Hamilton, ON L8P 2E7
tel: 905-522-0602905-522-0602

The church office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. until noon.

To contact us by email click here.

Our privacy policy is available here.