Plan Your Visit

St. John’s is a bustling community of faith, with a warm spirit and a wide range of ways to get involved. We’ve been a stable presence in the Ramsey Hill neighborhood of Saint Paul for more than 130 years. As part of the Episcopal Church, we share in a centuries-long tradition of rich liturgical worship. But we are committed to living out this ancient faith in a way that meets the needs of the world we find ourselves in now. St. John’s actively affirms the full participation of women and the LGBTQ+ community in all areas of Church life.

Once you find our building, come right on in! On a Sunday morning, you can use any of the doors to enter the building. Wheelchair users can access the whole building by elevators, located by the glass Kent Street doors and by the wooden doors on the corner of Kent & Portland.

When you arrive, greeters should be there to welcome you and help you find what you need in the building.

Join us for worship...

There are numerous opportunities to worship with our community. Sunday morning services, when we celebrate the Holy Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion or Mass), are central. But St. John’s also offers a number of other prayer services, including Morning Prayer and Compline (night prayers), which are also good ways to join us in worship.

Our worship is both liturgical (following set patterns and rituals) and sacramental (incorporating physical matter). We draw our services from the Book of Common Prayer, but most services have bulletins that print everything you need. It’s also okay to just listen along. Audio assistance devices are available for Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Sunday services last about an hour.

Dress however you feel comfortable. Some members like to dress up; others show up in more casual clothes. Children are welcome to stay for the entire service, but we also offer free nursery care for kids aged 4 and younger.

...and more activities!

Get connected with us!

Three times every year, St. John’s offers a 6-session series of Basics classes, which introduce newcomers to Christianity, the Episcopal Church, and life at St. John’s. Come check them out!

After the service concludes on Sundays, join us for Coffee Hour, when we gather to share some coffee and snacks, meet new friends, and catch up with old ones.

St. John’s is active in numerous ways beyond worship, both within our community and out in the world around us. If you’ve visited and want to get more involved (or if you want to check out something other than worship first), consider some of these options:

  • We have a robust Faith Formation program, with religious education offerings for all ages. There is usually something offered before the 10 AM service, but there are often events scattered throughout the week.
  • Our Faith In Action ministries seek to meet the needs of the marginalized and vulnerable in the world—from our doorstep to across the globe—partnering with community organizations to provide food, shelter, and more.
  • We have a host of spiritual life groups that create space for various demographics (seniors, young adults, LBGTQ+ folks, etc.) to come together for fellowship and support.
  • The exceptionally active Sacred Music program at St. John’s provides opportunities for those who enjoy making music and those who enjoy listening to it, with children’s and adult choirs, periodic recitals, and Choral Evensong.
  • And of course spiritual care for one another sits at the heart of our life together. St. John’s is always here for you to provide prayer or pastoral care visits.

Feel free to email Cameron Williams with any questions or to chat about visiting St. John’s!

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