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

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.

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Upcoming Concerts

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    Cinquefoil
    December 15, 20178:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Out of the Cold | 5 artists - one theme | Tickets $20 | Concert starts at 8:30 pm

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    Christmas Concert
    December 16, 20176:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Cricket chamber orchestra | Tickets: regular -$20 | Seniors/Students- $10 | Children under 12 -free | Doors open at 5:40 | Concert starts at 6:00 pm

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    Cinquefoil
    January 19, 20188:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Cinquefoil presents - Fixing Things  | 5 artists - one theme | Bar/Doors open at 8:00 pm | Concert begins at 8:30 pm | Tickets $20

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".

 

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Upcoming Soon

  • Cinquefoil
    December 15, 2017

    Out of the Cold | 5 artists - one theme | Tickets $20 | Concert starts at 8:30 pm

  • Christmas Concert
    December 16, 2017

    Cricket chamber orchestra | Tickets: regular -$20 | Seniors/Students- $10 | Children under 12 -free | Doors open at 5:40 | Concert starts at 6:00 pm

  • Sunday, December 17, 2017: The Third Sunday of Advent
    December 17, 2017

    8:15 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service in the tradition of The Book of Common Prayer, held in the Chapel of St. Michael and St. George (downstairs from the church proper). 

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal liturgy with the worship band. Holy Eucharist. 

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Choral Holy Eucharist with Litany in Procession, music by organ and the Parish Choir. 

    The Rector is the presiding celebrant at all services and the Assistant Curate will be the preacher. 

  • Christmas Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
    December 17, 2017

    7. p.m. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas.

    The classic Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. All of your favourite Christmas music. A fantastic Locke Street tradition.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    December 20, 2017

    10 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer at the Nave Altar in the church proper.

  • Sunday, December 24, 2017: The Fourth Sunday of Advent
    December 24, 2017

    9 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service in the tradition of The Book of Common Prayer, this Sunday at a special time and in the church proper with Advent Carols.

    The Rector will be the presiding celebrant and preacher. 

  • Sunday, December 24, 2017: The Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Eve
    December 24, 2017

    4 p.m. The Family Christmas Eve Eucharist. Christmas Carols, the Christmas story and Holy Communion with the worship band, costumes, and all the excitement of Christmas Eve.

    8:40 p.m. Carols at the CrecheChristmas carols sung by choir and congregation at the creche. 

    9 p.m. Candlelight Choral Eucharist with Festal Procession. Christmas carols and the glories of the holy night of Christmas.

    The Rector is the presiding celebrant at the Christmas Eve Eucharists.

  • Monday, December 25, 2017: The Nativity of our Lord: Christmas Day
    December 25, 2017

    10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Christmas Carols and the Blessing of Toys. Children (young and old) are invited to bring any new toys for a blessing. The Rector will be the presiding celebrant. 

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    December 27, 2017

    10 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer at the Nave Altar in the church proper.

  • Sunday, December 31, 2017: The First Sunday of Christmas
    December 31, 2017

    8:15 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service in the tradition of The Book of Common Prayer, held in the Chapel of St. Michael and St. George (downstairs from the church proper). 

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal liturgy with the worship band. Holy Eucharist. 

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Choral Holy Eucharist with music by organ and the Parish Choir. 

    The Rector is the presiding celebrant at all services and the Assistant Curate will be the preacher. 

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    January 3, 2018

    10 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer at the Nave Altar in the church proper.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    January 10, 2018

    10 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer at the Nave Altar in the church proper.

Sermons


Service Times

Sundays

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.

Wednesdays

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).

Thursdays

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.

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