Our traditional Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held this year from 5-7pm on March 5th, 2019.
We hope lots of St. John’s folks will come and bring some friends to enjoy this pre-Lenten celebration of good food and fellowship.
We always need volunteers to help that day with setting up, cooking pancakes and sausages, providing desserts, serving the tables, and cleaning up afterwards.
If you can help, please contact Janis Mitchell
Grateful thanks in advance to our many willing workers.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. All proceeds will go to our Outreach and Mission projects.
Established in 1841, the Parish of St. John’s is the oldest Anglican parish in the Whitby area. Situated on the north east corner of Brock and Victoria Streets, the church building itself was constructed in 1846 and remains today one of the gems of Port Whitby’s early architecture. Constructed of Kingston limestone, the church is one of two remaining Whitby structures exhibiting this historic material. The building also contains stained glass windows dating back to the early 20th century. The historic cemetery that surrounds the church building is the resting place of many of Whitby’s notable early residents and much history. Although the building and surrounding cemetery carry a great historical legacy, St. John’s is far more than just a place to reconnect with history.
As part of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, St. John’s follows the traditions of the Anglican Church of Canada, gathering every Sunday morning for worship. Offering both a weekly Sunday School during our service and a monthly Messy Church gathering on the fourth Friday evening of each month, we are keenly aware of the need to share the Gospel in new ways with children and adult alike.
The church family is composed of people ages 1 to 91 residing from Scarborough to Clarington. Most of them have found a loving family they can be part of, no matter where they come from or how old they might be, and have made it their home for that reason. During the week many can be found volunteering at various places around the region or at the local Tim’s or McDonald’s having coffee together.
As our focus changes from looking in to looking out, St. John’s is actively looking to make a difference in our community. New ministries planned in the coming year include Alpha and a monthly Praise and Worship service on Saturday night. We have recently launched a community garden to meet the needs of those living in apartments and condos in South Whitby. If you would like to be involved, call the church. As Port Whitby grows, we too hope to grow and meet the needs of the community around us. Input from the community as to how we can help is always welcome.
Whether you come just to see the historic building and cemetery, attend an event, or to break bread with us, you will always be welcome at St. John’s.
Yard sale items, Bake Good’s and BBQ
May 4 8am to 1pm
St. John’s Anglican Church, Port Whitby
Come, There’s A Treasure For Everyone
We are planning a Murder Mystery Dinner on February 24, 2018 at St. John’s. Arrive at 5:00 pm to meet the cast members. Dinner at 5:30. Cost $15.00 per person, includes dinner & an evening of intrigue and fun The evening takes place at a diner on the evening of a Reunion of the Lakeside High School.
This is a fund-raiser for the Parish and all profit will go to the General Fund. The Hospitality Group is preparing the dinner and will need help setting up, serving & cleaning up.
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Contact Us at St. John’s
Church Office: 905-668-1822
150 Victoria St. E.
***Ample parking is available past the church on Victoria St.***
Incumbent: The Reverend Wil Stonehill
Incumbent’s Mobile: 905-743-0977