Brief History of St. John’s – “The Little Church with the Big Heart”

St. Johns 1St. John's has been providing a place for people, both local and visiting, to gather, create community, and worship together since 1853. Before it was built, missionaries travelled great distances on horseback to minister to groups that had assembled in homes and in barns in this area.

Plans to erect a building were put into full swing when a Mrs. Haggarty donated an acre of land in memory of her father, Mr. Perry, one of the first settlers of the village. Two hundred and thirty-nine pounds were raised to build it.

The doors for divine service first opened in January 1853. Since then, it has undergone a few enlargements and several renovations to meet the needs of the growing congregation, as well as changing times and technologies. Although much has changed since she first opened her doors, the spirit that created St. John's, still lives and thrives in the community.

The parish hall was completely renovated in 2008. In 2011, some essential repairs to our bell tower were conducted and fundraising efforts were begun to complete the balance of repairs required in order for our village to once again hear the marvellous bell toll.

10647174_1499711800312616_6324363531102384417_nPhoto of the exterior of St. John's Anglican Church.The original church was built in 1853 on a one-acre plot of land donated by a Mrs. Haggerty in memory of an early Cookstown pioneer, her father Mr. Perry.

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St. John’s Church

Sunday Service: 11:15 am

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  • 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
    2017.09.06-2018.12.18
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    Every Wed. at 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall.Everyone is welcome to attend
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  • 4:30 pm-7:00 pm
    2017.09.08
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    Salmon Dinner on Friday, September 8 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m..  Come and join us for a great meal and fellowship.  Adults - $20.00, Children Under 12 - $8.00, Under 5 - Free.  For further information please contact Diane at 705-458-2723.
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  • 9:00 am-12:45 pm
    2017.09.10
    Special vestry meeting Sept. 10th after service at both churches. This is to start the journey for a selection committee to find a new incumbent for the Parish.
  • 10:15 am-10:45 am
    2017.09.10
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, Lefroy, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, Lefroy, ON, Canada
    Sunday, September 10th after service. Special vestry to choose a selection committee on the search for a new incumbent. Please try to attend this meeting.
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  • 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
    2017.09.13-2018.12.25
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    Every Wed. at 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall.Everyone is welcome to attend
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  • 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
    2017.09.20-2019.01.01
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    Every Wed. at 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall.Everyone is welcome to attend
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  • 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    2017.09.23
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, Lefroy, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, Lefroy, ON, Canada
    St. Peter's is hosting another Fall Fair on Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 9am-3pm. Fun for the whole family. Free admission. Tickets will be available for purchase for several activities. Contact Susanne 705-828-4006.Spaghetti eating contest and Butter Tart competition: Myrlene 705-456-6731
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  • 12:30 pm-1:00 pm
    2017.09.24
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    Sunday, Sept. 24th after service. Meeting to select a committee to find a new incumbent. Please try to attend this meeting.
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  • 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
    2017.09.27-2019.01.08
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    Every Wed. at 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall.Everyone is welcome to attend
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