St. John’s Anglican Church, Prescott
490 Centre Street, Prescott.
Parish Clergy & Home Study: 613-925-0043
Our services are every Sunday at 9:30 am, usually Holy Communion. Note* When a month has 5 Sundays we worship with other Anglicans in the area. Call the office to verify the location of these special services.
From the 401 Highway, exit at #716 Prescott/Domville, Turn South on the offramp and drive down Edward Street. Turn right on James. The church lies on the corner of James at Centre.
A Warm Welcome to St. John’s Anglican Church, home of the “Medieval Faire” and “Shakespeare Sunday”, Annual Events.
Coinciding with the excellent St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival each year, St. John’s celebrates a Shakespeare Sunday. This Morning Prayer service comes from the time of Shakespeare himself! Guests and Parishioners get into the spirit by donning the garb of that era and actors from the Festival come and help with readings and singing period hymns at the service.
Dr. David Smith, an avid Shakespeare enthusiast, gives a special address on the theme of one of the plays offered at the Festival. Plays such as Othello and Twelfth Night have been two of his sermonic themes. Following the traditional Book of Common Prayer service, everyone enjoys a typical and delicious plough-man’s luncheon in the hall! You’re welcome to attend the next service, coming this July. Medieval Faires with artisans, food, games and often sword demostrations are each September. Costumes … welcome and optional!
Throughout the year, we’d love for you to worship with us. Our communion service is done on power point with beautiful photography, easy for young and old to read and follow along. Our dress is ‘relaxed fit’, it’s up to you. St. John’s features a kid’s nook in the sanctuary for quiet play as well. If you are just visiting or shopping for a church, we would be honoured if you joined us.
A Short History:
In 1821, Prescott was viewed as a distinct parish and the Rev. Robert Blakey was sent here from England by the society for the Propagation of the Gospel. A church building had already been begun, situated on the south end of the present property, on land granted by Susannah Jessup. By 1858 the congregation outgrew the little frame building and the present beautiful stone church was planned and built. The opening service was on Wednesday March 21st, 1860 with Reverend A.N. Bethune preaching. The church and chapel both contain excellent stained glass windows by the artist Guido Nincheri.
Youth and Children:
St. John’s holds Messy Church @ Messy Church Prescott. This is an alternative to church for famiies with young ones. On Sundays, youth and children enjoy worship with their family. Kid’s aren’t segregated here; they enjoy following along with the ‘Easy Worship’ – a colourful power-point presentation with the words of the service/songs ON screen. Busy bags and an assortment of quiet toys are also available at every service. Youth group meetings are offered every Tuesday night, 5-7 pm here. Call our Youth for Christ Worker, Johanna Freer, telephone number 613-802-4222.
A very new and modern hall, seating 75 for meals, is available for rentals through Mrs. Debbie Hayes, 613-925-4967
The Blue Church which is a fully operational cemetery has plots for sale plus a small chapel for services. Click on front page.