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Welcome to St. John's

St. John's Episcopal Church is a vibrant congregation with a big heart.  

We welcome children of God of all races and nations who are young and old, gay and straight, rich and poor, believing and doubting. You have a home with us.


Rector Ann Barker Letter to St. John's   Letter

Link St. John's Sun. March 29 Service

On-Line Giving to St. Johns  
Here’s How


St. John's and other Episcopal Churches
in the area will not physically gather for worship or other large group activities in church buildings until at least after Easter April 12 because of the COVID 19 virus. 

Bishop's March 11 Letter on COVID 19

Links to On-Line Worship Services


Cancelled for March - Family Game Night Sat. Mar. 21   7 - 9 pm 
and every third Saturday  More information


Cancelled - Financial And Estate Planning
For Retirement and Beyond
March 24, 2020  7 - 8 pm
More information


Holy Week Services and Activities


Spring Tea  --  Postponed probably until fall


Sunday Program for Children and
Youth 10 am - 
Come whenever you can.
More information

Adult Seminar - Sundays 9 am
All are welcome    
More information

Bible Study - Every Wednesday at 3 pm
All are welcome  
More information


Help us when we bag food at the Arlington Food Assistance Center once a month. They distribute groceries to nearly 2,200 families every week  more info

Sunday Worship Times

8:00 am Holy Eucharist using Rite I, preserves the more traditional “Elizabethan” English. This service is spoken.

10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II, uses contemporary wording. Hymns and service music are led by our choir.

Christian Education

9:00 am Adult Sunday Seminar

10:00 am Child and Youth Christian Education

Child Care

Child care is provided from 10 am on Sunday.

More information on services available here


Welcome to St. John’s Episcopal Church, serving Arlington for more than 125 years.  We invite you to join us as we celebrate our life together in Christ. We are an inclusive and welcoming community of faith, and questions are always welcome here.  We are committed to helping people establish a deeper relationship with God in Christ.

We are a worshiping community.  We believe that regular worship, hearing Holy Scripture, and celebrating Holy Communion are the foundations of our faith and spiritual growth. Rector Ann Barker

We are a learning community.  We offer Christian education for all. Young children learn how much God loves them through Bible lessons, art projects, song and presentations in church, as well as service projects. Older children and teens experience a combination of service projects and theological reflection.  Adults attend our Sunday Seminar, where we share lively presentations and discussions on spiritual issues and current events.

We are a giving community.  St. John's has outreach programs targeting needs in our own comunity and around the world.  We give generously of our time, talents, and resources, contributing hundreds of volunteer hours with open hands and open hearts.
Our Mission statement says who we are: "St. John’s mission is building a strong spiritual community in Christ; welcoming all who enter our doors, including believers, seekers, and doubters; and reaching out to those in need both within our congregation and around us". Wherever you are in your journey, we invite you to join us.  We hope that you will find 0in our loving and caring community a place that you can call home.f

The Rev. Ann B. Barker and the people of St. John’s

For individual messages from the people of St. John's, please scroll to the bottom of the page.


St. John’s Emergency Cancellation Policy 

Our Parishioners Speak About St. John's

Kay Wells

St. John’s is a very important part of my family! I am very blessed that I was drawn to St. John’s The friendship, love and support that every member displays every time we get together is also given to every person who joins us.    
Kay Wells


Carrie and Bryan Harbin

St John's has been a part of our lives for many years. We felt at home the first Easter we attended when our daughter was in 1st grade. She has now graduated high school and we are so lucky she's had this loving community around her.
Carrie, Bryan and Madeline Harbin



Jeff AitkenSt. John's has been my home of worship for more than 10 years. The celebrants and congregation are a caring group and the conversation is enlightening.  From the youngest to the oldest, anyone who desires to worship or serve God is given the opportunity, and all have an equal place at the table.  
Jeff Aitken