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.

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.

The Parish News

  • Environmentalists of the Year

  • New Director of Music for Discovery Service

    We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Aaron Powell has agreed to join the staff of the Church of St. John the Evangelist as the new Director of Music for Discovery Service.

  • Congratulations

    Congratulations to our Rector, the Venerable Dr. David J. Anderson, who successfully defended his thesis, "Making Disciples through Practices of Neighbourliness: Apprenticeship in the Ways of Parish Life for the Twenty-first Century," at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

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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

  • Sunday, April 30, 2017: The Third Sunday of Easter
    April 30, 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). The Rector will be the presiding celebrant and preacher.

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal service of Holy Eucharist with the worship band and a children's program. The Rector will be the presiding celebrant and preacher.

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Choral Matins, with the parish choir. The best of the classic Anglican liturgical and musical traditions. The Rector will be the officiant and preacher.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    May 3, 2017

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

  • Sunday, May 7, 2017: The Fourth Sunday of Easter
    May 7, 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). The Rector will be the presiding celebrant and preacher.

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal service of Holy Eucharist with the worship band and a children's program. The Rector will be the presiding celebrant and preacher. Mr. Aaron Powell, our new Director of Music for Discovery Service will begin his ministry among us.

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Choral Holy Eucharist, with the parish choir. The best of the classic Anglican liturgical and musical traditions. The Rector will be the presiding celebrant and preacher.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    May 10, 2017

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

  • Sunday, May 14, 2017: The Fifth Sunday after Easter
    May 14, 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). The Rector will be the presiding celebrant and preacher.

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal service of Holy Eucharist with the worship band and a children's program. The Rector will be the presiding celebrant and preacher.

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Choral Holy Eucharist, with the parish choir. The best of the classic Anglican liturgical and musical traditions. The Rector will be the presiding celebrant and preacher.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    May 17, 2017

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

  • Sunday, May 21, 2017: The Seventh Sunday of Easter
    May 21, 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 service of Holy Eucharist with the worship band and a children's program. 

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Choral Holy Eucharist, with the parish choir. The best of the classic Anglican liturgical and musical traditions. 

    The Rev'd Canon Dr. Brian Ruttan will be the presiding celebrant and preacher at all services.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    May 24, 2017

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


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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