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.

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

  • St. John’s LENTEN CHALLENGE: 101 Random Acts of Kindness

    A few weeks ago, a group of women who meet every Tuesday morning in the parish to pray, were commenting on a passage in Micah. It starts with his assertion “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.” Then he asks, “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (6:8)As part of this group, I was surprised by their response.

  • Annual Report and Vestry Meeting

    The Annual Vestry Meeting of the parish is being held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, 6 p.m., in the church proper. This is the annual business meeting of the parish family. If you are at least sixteen years old, regularly attend worship at SJE, and contribute financially to the work of the parish, you are a member of vestry. If you are not a member, you are still welcome to attend.

    The Annual Report of the parish for 2016, including the agenda and materials for Sunday's meeting can be found here.

    Come for the fellowship. Stay for the meeting.

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    Love Your Neighbour Walk to support St. Matthew's House Food Bank

    On Saturday March 25, 2017, the Church of St. John the Evangelist will be hosting a walk to raise money for the St. Matthew’s House Food Bank.

  • We Are Seeking a New Director of Music for Discovery Service

    The Church of St. John the Evangelist is seeking to hire a Director of Music for its Discovery Service. The Director of Music leads our worship band for the Discovery Service and other special occasions.

    The ministry description can be found here. To apply, please send a resume and covering letter to anderson@rockonlocke.ca

  • Acknowledging the Good Stuff

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Upcoming Concerts

  • Martyn Joseph in Concert, presented by the Rock on Locke
    March 29, 20177:00 PM

    The Rock on Locke (Church of St. John the Evangelist) presents Martyn Joseph in concert. 

    Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics. Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerising live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.

    More information.

    Concert 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $25. 

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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

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    February 22, 2017

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

  • Sunday, February 26, 2017: The Last Sunday after Epiphany: Transfiguration Sunday
    February 26, 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; Bryn Snow will be the 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; Bryn Snow will be the 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; Bryn Snow will be the preacher.

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017: Ash Wednesday
    March 1, 2017

    10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with penitential rite for Ash Wednesday and imposition of ashes. A said service in the tradition of The Book of Common Prayer. This service will be held in at nave altar. The Rector will be the presiding celebrant and preacher.

    7 p.m. Choral Holy Eucharist with penitential rite for Ash Wednesday and the imposition of ashes. Music by the parish choir; Simon Irving, organ. The Rector will be the presiding celebrant and preacher.

  • Sunday, March 5, 2017: The First Sunday of Lent
    March 5, 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; Bryn Snow will be the 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; Bryn Snow will be the preacher.

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

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    March 8, 2017

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

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    March 15, 2017

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

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    March 22, 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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