St. John's Anglican Church

Getting Involved

Lay Readers

St. John's has a small group of active lay readers. This is a ministry of people assisting the clergy with the worship services. Lay Readers read the scriptures, pray the intercessory prayers for our people, the community and the world, administer the chalice at communion and help to lead services outside the church in nursing homes and elsewhere. This is a ministry licensed by our Bishop and requiring training and an apprenticeship. To learn more, contact Warren Tay

Eucharistic Ministers

This is a ministry of people who administer the chalice of wine at the regular Sunday liturgies on a rotating schedule. It is a priviledge to serve those who come to the Lord's table for nourishment and strength. To learn more, contact Rev. Lori

Altar Guild

This is a ministry of people caring for our sanctuary and altar space. Guild members set up the communon table for worship, work with flowers, care for altar linens and clear up and put away the vessels after the celebration. It is a labour of love to make God's altar beautiful and functional. To learn more, contact Cathy Boudreau

Readers / Lectors

St. John's has a large group of readers who read scripture during the worship throughout the year on a rotating schedule. Training is provided. To learn more, contact Rev. Lori


This is ministry of youth and the young at heart, assiting the clergy at the altar during worship. Servers light the altar candles, lead processions with the processional cross, help to prepare the altar with bread and wine at the offertory and assist the clergy in the ablutions after the communion is served. Training is provided. To learn more, contact Rev. Gary


St. John's hosts a weekly Christian meditation group on Friday mornings at 11:00 a.m. and Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall choir room. Using the meditation methods popularized by John Main, this is a group that focuses on seeking God in stillness and silence. The group sits in contemplative prayer and engages in ongoing learning about the method. For more information, contact Diane Yetman

Lectionary Lunch

On Fridays at noon, folks gather to share their lunch hour, eat, read and discuss the scripture readings for the coming Sunday. Members of the group say that it gives a new dimension to worship and to understanding the sermons and homilies on Sunday! For more information contact Rev. Lori

Bookworms & Church Mice

St. John's has a Book Club that meets monthly after Sunday worship to discuss a book and share great snacks! Books have ranged from novels, to non-fiction, from the spiritual to historical fiction and autobiography and on topics that range all over the map! For more information and the next book club selection see our bulletin or Facebook feed!

Prayer Line

This ministry takes place daily as people pray in their own homes for those who request prayer. Requests for prayer are passed by email and phone amongst the prayer line members, who keep the prayer requests confidential. We accept requests to pray for our own parishioners, their friends and extended families, and anyone who needs helps and contacts us. To place a name on the prayer list, or to become a prayer line member yourself, contact Ruthie Phillips

Evening Branch Anglican Church Women

This women's group meets for friendship and work on the 1st Wednesday of every month in the parish hall at 1:00 p.m. Members join in lunch and a business meeting. Projects of the ACW include the sale of Anglican Church calendars, cards to our sick and shut-in parishioners, support of Truro Head Start program, Transition House, Mission to Seafarers and the Anglican Foundation, local World Day of Prayer and provincial and Diocesan ACW events. Membership is open to all women in the parish and new members are always welcome.



Princess Mary Guild Anglican Church Women

This women's group describes itself as social and ecumenical. It meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the parish hall Members share refreshments and a business meeting. Projects include supporting the parish discretionary fund for charitable relief, the SPCA, Misson to Seafarers and a yearly Lenten fundraiser. Membership is open to all women in the parish and new members are always welcome.