Saint John's Episcopal Church

Nurture and Challenge Your Spirit Gloucester, MA
Saint John's Episcopal Church

Who We Are

Welcoming and affirming, Saint John’s Episcopal Church is a dynamic spiritual community open to God’s grace and human faith. Our mission in Christ is to nurture and equip members for spiritual growth and active participation in ministries of compassion, justice and peace in the church and beyond.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Down to Earth, Downtown, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Progressive, Inclusive, Historic, Multigenerational, Gay affirming

Programs
Community Service, Addiction/Recovery, Choir, Food Pantry, Adult Education, Children's Ministry, Social Justice

Music
Traditional Hymns, Organ, Chanting, Contemporary

Denomination
Episcopal

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1863

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
48 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone
978-283-1708

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
Our services are structured but friendly. Similar to a Roman Catholic Mass but with more Scripture. Everything you need to participate in the service is included in the leaflet. Sermons are brief but thoughtful. We laugh a lot.

What is the community like?
We're friendly, lively, and active. Many retirees but several families with young (and older) children, too. More liberals than conservatives but everybody is treated with respect and genuine affection. Many grew up in traditions other than the Episcopal Church but found a home here.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You will be welcomed graciously. We never single out visitors during the service for attention, regardless of whether they are Christians or not. The Rector or members will gladly answer any questions you may have.

Leadership View all

The Rev. Bret Hays

The Rev. Bret Hays

Fr. Hays was elected Rector of Saint John’s in 2011. He routinely tells people that he has the best job in the Episcopal Church.

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