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

The Arts on Locke @ the Rock on Locke

Upcoming Concerts

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
    October 25, 2017

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

  • Sunday, October 29, 2017: The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost: Harvest Thanksgiving
    October 29, 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). Preacher: Jody Balint.

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

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Choral Holy Eucharist with organ and the Parish Choir. Preacher: Jody Balint.

    Sermon series begins: "Discipleship: Learning the Ways of Jesus." Part VII: "Community."

    The Rector will be the presiding celebrant at all services.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    November 1, 2017

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

  • Sunday, November 5, 2017: All Saints Sunday
    November 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). Presiding Celebrant and Preacher: The Reverend Canon Dr. Brian Ruttan.

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal liturgy with the worship band. Holy Eucharist. Presiding Celebrant: The Rector. Preacher: The Reverend Canon Dr. Brian Ruttan.

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Choral Holy Eucharist with organ and the Parish Choir. Presiding Celebrant: The Rector. Preacher: The Reverend Canon Dr. Brian Ruttan.

    Sermon series begins: "Discipleship: Learning the Ways of Jesus." Part VIII: "The Holy Spirit."

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    November 8, 2017

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

  • Sunday, November 12, 2017: The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
    November 12, 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). Presiding Celebrant: The Rector. Preacher: Jody Balint.

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal liturgy with the worship band. Holy Eucharist. Presiding Celebrant: The Rector. Preacher: Dr. John Bowen.

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Choral Matins with organ and the Parish Choir. Officiant: The Assistant Curate. Preacher: Dr. John Bowen.

    Sermon series: "Discipleship: Learning the Ways of Jesus." Part IX: "Discipleship and Everyday Life."

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    November 15, 2017

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

  • Sunday, November 19, 2017: The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost
    November 19, 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 organ and the Parish Choir. 

    Sermon series: "Discipleship: Learning the Ways of Jesus." Part X: "Mission and Evangelism."

    The Reverend Canon Dr. Brian Ruttan will the the presiding celebrant and preacher at all services.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    November 22, 2017

    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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