Our Ministries, Partnerships and Affiliations

Please be patient with us. This section is still under development.

Artaban Non-Profit Homes

A housing corporation providing affordable housing for persons of little or modest means. The corporation runs a building next door to St John's on land that was previously owned and donated by the parish, at 330 Charlton Avenue West.

Baptism

Baptism is the sacrament through which people are welcomed into the church, the body of Christ. The candidates for baptism are typically adults who are beginning in the Christian faith, or the infant children of those who are already themselves in the faith. If you are inter.estd in Christian baptism please visit the information page on this web site.

Contact: David Anderson.

Bibles and Bagels

One of the small groups here at St John's that meet every other Saturday morning in Room C in the Activity Centre of the Rock on Locke. This group meets for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Leadership of the group is shared.

Contact: .

The Bridge: From Prison to Community ‡

A ministry affiliation.

Mission Statement
 “ To provide healing and support for all those affected by crime – victims, offenders, their families and the community.”

The Bridge Program offers hope and restoration, often out of deep pain and desolation. The lives and relationships of victims, offenders and the community are transformed through several approaches. Volunteers create a safe haven for people to be open and real by facilitating four self-help meetings a week in Hamilton Detention Centre and offering consistent support in the community programs.

Bridge provides discharge planning for all those returning from correctional facilities and prisons to the Hamilton area, servicing about 350 people in the past year with practical and rehabilitation referrals. In January 2000, we received a chaplaincy mandate through The Ontario Multifaith Council to deal with homelessness in Hamilton. Our mandate was to provide for prisoners being released, specific practical and spiritual support through volunteer teams, trained in the local faith groups.

Due to the destructive repressive effects of imprisonment, we provide a weekly ex-offender’s program where stress and anger management, positive relationship and life skills are discussed with a spiritual basis. Bridge does not preach any specific religion but the spirituality of each individual is acknowledged and empowered and each participant recognizes the source of his or her higher power. The courage to move forward in renewed strength and faith is motivating. Since those with family support are less likely to re-offend and because families are always overwhelmingly affected, Bridge offers a weekly family support for women with people inside. Watching themselves act with assertive healthy skills makes their self-esteem soar. Many pastoral visits and advocacy are done with members of both these groups and individual counselling is available for all those affected by crime or the system. 

Contact: David Anderson.

Chalice Bearers

A ministry that assists with the leadership of Sunday worship. Chalice Bearers assist with the eucharistic liturgy primarily by administering the chalice on Sunday morning. Chalice Bearers are licenced by the Bishop of Niagara for this ministry.

Contact: David Anderson.

Children’s Church

Sunday morning programming appropriate for children which runs concurrently with morning worship at the 9:30 Discovery Service, as well at the 11 a.m. Choral Service. The program begins in the Lidgey Room downstairs in the Activity Centre and concludes with children returning to sit with their familes at the Prayers of the People and the celebration of the Eucharist proper.

Contact: Lynda Winter.

Christmas Bazaar

An annual festival of crafts, baking and other Christmas treasures for sale anlong with a tastey lunch. All of the Locke Street churches coordinate this day in November for the convenience of Christmas shoppers and the curious.

Contact: Sue Newbery.

Diocese of Cuba ‡

A ministry affiliation.

The Diocese of Niagara has a long-standing relationship with the Diocese of Cuba. Recently, the newly elected Coadjutor Bishop, The Rt Rev. Griselda Delgado visited our diocese. Our Rector had an opportunity to meet with her and wish her well as she will be installed at the Bishop of Cuba in November 2010. Bishop Griselda will become the first female diocesan bishop in the latin world.

Contact: David Anderson

Reconciliation

The ministry of reconciliation, committed by Christ to his Church, is exercised through care of Christians for each other, through the common prayer of Christians assembled for public worship, and through the priesthood of the Church and its ministers declaring absolution. Reconciliation is available for all who desire it. It is not restriced to any time or season of life. Confessions can be made at any suitable time and place. A priest hearing a confession maintains absolute confidentiality. The secrecy of the confession is an absolute.

Contact: David Anderson

Confirmation

Contact: David Anderson

Congregational Care

Contact: Leonel Abaroa-Bolona.

Corporation

Contact: Margaret Wilding

Fair Trade

Contact: Sharon Klassen

Green Team

Contact: Norm Newbery or Patti Troughton

Hamilton Out of the Cold †

A mission partner.

Contact: Judith Purdell-Lewis.

Hill Street Community Garden ‡

A ministry afflilation.

Contact: Emma Cubitt.

Hopital Albert Schweitzer, Haiti †

A mission partner.

Contact: Hal Devins

Intercessors

Contact: David Anderson

Micah House †

A mission partner.

Contact: Sarah Wayland.

Middle Ground

Contact: Judith Purdell-Lewis.

Ministry Discernment

Contact: Sarah Wayland.

Mission Committee

The Missions Committee encourages the people of St John’s to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, by becoming involved in caring for those in need, both locally and globally.

The Missions Committee was established by the Vestry of the parish in order to identify mission projects and partnerships and to make decisions regarding the allocation of any funds that are given to the parish designated for “Missions.”

Contact: Judith Purdell-Lewis.

Music: Adult Choir

The choir is an SATB choir that sings at the principal 11 a.m. service most Sundays and at other special occasions.

Contact: Simon Irving

Music: Praise Ensemble

Our praise ensemble is known as "The Spirit of Praise" and is directed by Loralee McGuirl. The ensemble leads music at the Discovery Service most Sundays. The ensemble brings an eclectic mix of music, drawing from contemporary Christian worship music, Gospel, Taize, World Music, catholic and other sources.

Contact: Aaron Powell.

Nursery Care

Paper Touch

It can mean a great deal to receive a card or a letter when you are ill or going through a difficult time. Paper Touch is our ministry of reaching out in this simple, but meaningful way.

Contact: Jody Balint

Pastoral Care Counselling

Contact: David Anderson

Prayer Chain

Contact: Susanne Adams

Prayer Team

The prayer team ministers at the Discovery and Choral Services on Sunday and offers persons prayer ministry at during the communion of the people. The team is available at the back of the church in the baptistry. They would be happy to pray with you any Sunday.

Contact: Susan Little.

Primate's World Relief and Development †

A mission partner.

Contact: Judith Purdell-Lewis

Property Committee

Contact: Margaret Wilding.

Readers

Contact: Lynda Winter

Sanctuary Guild

Contact: Mary Donkin

Saturday Stuff for Guys

Contact: Norm Newbery

Scouting

Contact: Sarah Wayland

Server’s Guild

Contact: David Anderson

Small Groups

Contact: David Anderson

Spiritual Direction

Contact: David Anderson

St Matthew's House †

A mission partner.

Contact: Kathryn Anderson.

Stewardship

Contact: Sarah Wayland

True City ‡

A ministry affliliation.

Ushers

Contact: Bonnie Munn, Judith Purdell-Lewis

Visitation

Contact: David Anderson

Vocations in Ministry: The Diaconate or the Priesthood

Contact: David Anderson

Volunteer Management

Volunteer Coordinators: Debbie Rudderham, Sarah Wayland.

Web site

Contact: David Anderson

Weddings

Contact: David Anderson

Welcome Ministries

Contact: Judith Purdell-Lewis

Youth Ministry

Contact: David Anderson

Youth Mission Experience

Contact: David Anderson

Youth Wednesday Night

Contact: David Anderson

Notes

† Denotes a "ministry partner", one of the officially adopted ministry partnerships of the parish.‡ Denotes an "affiliation", a ministry with which the parish enjoys an affiliation through parishioner involvment or diocesan affiliation.

Upcoming Soon

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018: The Fourth Sunday of Easter
    April 22, 2018

    8:15 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service of Holy Communion 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 Eucharist and music by organ and the Parish Choir.

    The Assistant Curate, the Reverend Dr. Leonel Aboroa-Bolona, will be the presiding celebrant and Jody Balint, will be the preacher. This is our student, Jody Balint's, final Sunday with us. Come along as we bless her for her future in ministry.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    April 25, 2018

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

  • The Commissionaires- Live on Locke
    April 27, 2018

    with opening act Aaron Powell | Doors open at 7:00 pm | Performance begins at 7:30 pm | Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door, Students and Seniors $15 |

  • Opera Deluxe
    April 28, 2018

    An evening of favourite opera arias and duets | Doors open 6:30 | Concert begins 7:00 pm | Tickets general admission $35, students $25, children under 12 free

  • Sunday, April 29, 2018: The Fifth Sunday of Easter
    April 29, 2018

    8:15 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service of Holy Communion 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 Assistant Curate, the Reverend Dr. Leonel Abaroa-Bolona, will be the presiding celebrant and preacher.

    9:30 a.m. The Discovery Service. A less formal liturgy with the worship band. Holy Eucharist. The Rector, the Venerable Dr. David Anderson, will be the presiding celebrant and the Assistant Curate, the Reverend Dr. Leonel Abaroa-Bolona, will be the preacher.

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Choral Matins and music by organ and the Parish Choir. The Rector, the Venerable Dr. David Anderson, will be the officiant and the Assistant Curate, the Reverend Dr. Leonel Abaroa-Bolona, will be the preacher.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    May 2, 2018

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

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018: The Feast of Saint John the Evangelist: Patronal Festival
    May 6, 2018

    8:15 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service of Holy Communion 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. Festal Choral Holy Eucharist and music by organ and the Parish Choir.

    The Assistant Curate, the Reverend Dr. Leonel Abaroa-Bolona, will be the presiding celebrant and the Rector, the Venerable Dr. David Anderson, will be the preacher at all services.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    May 9, 2018

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

  • Sunday, May 13, 2018: The Sunday of the Ascension: Jerusalem Sunday
    May 13, 2018

    8:15 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service of Holy Communion 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 liturgy with the worship band. Holy Eucharist.

    11 a.m. The Choral Service. Festal Choral Holy Eucharist and music by organ and the Parish Choir. Incense will be used at this service.

    The Reverend Canon Dr. Brian Ruttan, our Honorary Assistant, will be the presiding celebrant and or Rector, the Venerable Dr. David Anderson, will be the preacher at the Discovery and Choral services.

  • Wednesday Eucharist
    May 16, 2018

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

  • Sunday, May 20, 2018: The Day of Pentecost
    May 20, 2018

    8:15 a.m. The Early Service. A quiet said service of Holy Communion 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. Festal Choral Holy Eucharist and music by organ and the Parish Choir.

    Our Rector, the Venerable Dr. David Anderson, will be the presiding celebrant and our Honourary Assistant, the Reverend Canon Dr. Brian Ruttan, will be the preacher at all services.


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.

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