Please join us for one of our Christmas Services this year:
Sunday, December 24th:
10:00am : Carol Service
7:00pm: Family Service
11:15pm: Midnight Eucharist
Monday December 25th:
10:00am BCP Eucharist
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The Church has arranged with the Salvation Army, Whitby, to supplement the Christmas hampers for families with gifts for older children, teens and preteens. Quite often this age group is missed, in the gifts included in the Christmas hampers.
Salvation Army has suggested the following gifts for this age group.
For Girls: nail polish , make-up , scarves , jewelry , necklaces , craft kits of a variety of types. [ for example beading kits, art supplies, knitting kits]
For boys: LEGO kits , model sets ,shaving stuff , Hot Wheels cars and winter scarves.
For both, boys and girls, Gift cards from Walmart, in any denomination, $10, $15, $20 and Movie tickets.
All gifts and toys should be NEW.
Tinned and dry foods are always welcome and specifically, baby food is needed.
Food will be used for the Whitby food bank.
Please bring your gifts on December 10th. With Thanks,
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
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.