St. John's Anglican Church

Our Mission

As a loving, caring community, the people of St. John's Anglican Church gather together to serve God, to grow in Christ, and to reach out through worship, stewardship, Christian education and service to others.

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The Parish of St. John at Truro


Services every Sunday
8:00am and 10:00am
and Wednesdays at noon

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Holy Trinity

This Sunday, June 16, is Trinity Sunday. The feast of the Holy Trinity celebrates the Christian understanding of God as three persons - as Father / Creator, as Son / Redeemer and as Spirit / Sanctifier. We believe that though there are three unique persons in the God we know, each revealing a different facet of God's loving work - all three are united in one. Trinity Sunday celebrates a mystery that is hard to grasp, but at the heart of the mystery is loving relationship. As the Father, the Son and the Spirit relate to one another in a joyful dance of love that sustains the universe, so we are called to relate to one another, to the planet we inhabit and to our God in this same joyous love..

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Collect of the Day,

Father, we praise you: through your Word and Holy Spirit you created all things. You reveal your salvation in all the world by sending to us Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. Through your Holy Spirit you give us a share in your life and love. Fill us with the vision of your glory, that we may always serve and praise you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

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Sunday School Learning Through Godly Play

Godly Play teaches children the art of using Christian language – parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action – helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives. It’s about understanding how each of the stories of God’s people connects with the child’s own experience and relationship with God. Godly Play respects the innate spirituality of children and encourages curiosity and imagination in experiencing the mystery and joy of God.

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We have music! New voices welcome

Under the leadership of our Music Minister(s) Diane MacLeod and John Greer, our Choir is a dedicated and talented group of singers. The choir participates during our 10am service on Sundays as well as special services throughout the year.

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Terrace Hill Cemetery

Terrace Hill Cemetery, is located on Kaulbach St. in Truro, and is the parish cemetery of St. John's Anglican Parish. It was established in 1873 with an initial purchase of a parcel of land and enlarged in the early 1900s with a second donation of land. Many stones from the original church cemetery located around the church building on Church St. were transferred to Terrace Hill, but most graves are from the 20th century. The cemetery also contains a number of military graves from the first and second World Wars tended by the Commonwealth Graves Commission.
For information about the current operation of Terrace Hill Cemetery, follow the link below.

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WHO ARE WE?

St. John’s is a community of faith; disciples of Jesus Christ walking in the Anglican tradition. We are a parish within the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Nationally we belong to the Anglican Church of Canada and internationally to the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglican way traces its roots to the ancient and undivided Church of the apostles of Jesus and to the first missionary journeys sent to the British Isles as early as the 2 nd century of the Common Era. So our roots are deep and rich, shared with the Roman Catholic Church from which we came, with the Celtic Christianity that flourished for centuries in Britain, and because a separate Anglican identity was forged at the time of the Protestant Reformation, with our brothers and sisters in those churches as well. It has been said that Anglicans straddle the via media, the middle ground, between Roman Catholicism and the Protestant branches of the church. For more on what this historic, yet distinctly current branch of Christianity believes and lives, follow the links below.

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Established in 1821 Explore Our Heritage

The Parish of St. John the Evangelist was officially created in 1821. The current stone building which replaced the original wooden church of 1825, was built in 1881 and is now the oldest continuously used house of worship in Truro. Our history is as old as the community itself.

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