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- Proverbs 25:25


Parish Libary to be Launched May 1st, 2014.
St. John's is pleased to announce the launch of our new and current library, a portable collection to be offered to parishioners and to be built up over the coming months. Members will be invited to support the library with gifts, taking part in enjoying the resources offered, and by getting to know our aquisition process which is available in the office. More info here!

St. John's Ancaster is Heralded with a Coat of Arms, Badge and Flag - Advent 1, 2015
As 10th Bishop of Niagara, The Right Reverend D. Ralph Spence preached at the morning Eucharist, the as Albion Herald Extraordinary, read the proclamation from the Canadian Heraldic Authority conferring St. John's Anglican Church, Ancaster, with their coat of arms, badge and flag! The coat of arms is on the top left of this web page, replacing the former open door logo. The arms are unique in Canada in featuring our doors, open to the world. In his presentation, Bishop Spence connected the open door with the Church's reputation for open welcome, whether to those newly arriving in Canada in 1816, or the refugee arriving today, 200 years later. The eagle with nimbus refers to St. John the Evangelist, the rendering an homage to a medallion by created by sculptor Elizabeth Holbrook (see next frame, lower right), whose work is also featured on the high altar. The red and white are a reference to St. John's part in Canadian history, including being the founding place of Empire Day, later Victoria Day Weekend. The motto is taken from Christs' words in St. John's gospel, Chapter 15:9 and 10.

This event launched St. John's 200th Anniversary celebrations for 2016.

The Right Reverend Michael Bird, Bishop of Niagara, and The Most Reverend Fred Hiltz, Primate of All Canada
Celebrate Pentecost Sunday with St. John's Ancaster
Marking our 200th celebration of Pentecost as a parish, Bishop Bird presided and Archbishop Hiltz preached as we remembered we, as a parish, are much more than just 200 years in the making, but part of a larger story of the building up of the body of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.


Left to right:
The Venerable David Pickett, Rector of St. John's and Archdeacon of Mohawk
The Right Reverend Michael Bird, Bishop of Niagara
The Most Reverend Fred Hiltz, Primate of The Anglican Church of Canada
The Reverend Dr. Renée Desjardins, Priest Associate, St. John's.

Photo: Sara Garcia



St. John's Anglican Church
272 Wilson Street East (at Halson)
Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. L9G 2B9
905-648-2353