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.

st. john's sign

 

St. John’s Church

Sunday Service: 11:15 am

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January
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
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  • 9:00 am
    2017.01.01-2017.10.08
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, ON, Canada
    Sunday School will begin again on September 11th, 2016 at regular service time. All children are invited downstairs for their programs on the computer, crafts area, cooking class and theatre area.
234
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    2017.01.04
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    Wednesday Community Lunch ProgramNovember 2nd at NoonThe monthly outreach lunch program, formerly run by Cookstown United Church, has recently relocated to St. John’s and will be running their first meal on November 2nd.  This meal is open to all and costs $8/person.  We wish the leadership and volunteers of this group blessings and much success as they continue their ministry to the community.
  • 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
    2017.01.04-2018.04.17
    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
5
  • 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.01.05-2018.01.05
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    Choir meets at 7:30 every Thursday evening in the church*NO CHOIR PRACTICE ON CHRISTMAS EVE DAY
67
8
  • 9:00 am
    2017.01.08-2017.10.15
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, ON, Canada
    Sunday School will begin again on September 11th, 2016 at regular service time. All children are invited downstairs for their programs on the computer, crafts area, cooking class and theatre area.
91011
  • 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
    2017.01.11-2018.04.24
    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
  • 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
    2017.01.11-2017.09.20
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    Every other Wed. @ Parish Hall St. Peter's @ 7:30 p.m. All women are welcome. Contact Myrlene at 705-456-6731 if you wish info.
12
  • 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.01.12-2018.01.12
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    Choir meets at 7:30 every Thursday evening in the church*NO CHOIR PRACTICE ON CHRISTMAS EVE DAY
1314
15
  • 9:00 am
    2017.01.15-2017.10.22
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, ON, Canada
    Sunday School will begin again on September 11th, 2016 at regular service time. All children are invited downstairs for their programs on the computer, crafts area, cooking class and theatre area.
  • 10:30 am-11:30 am
    2017.01.15-2017.06.29
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, ON, Canada
    At St. Peter's every Sunday, after service for one hour.
161718
  • 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
    2017.01.18-2018.05.01
    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
19
  • 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.01.19-2018.01.19
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    Choir meets at 7:30 every Thursday evening in the church*NO CHOIR PRACTICE ON CHRISTMAS EVE DAY
2021
  • 9:30 am-11:30 am
    2017.01.21
    29 Church St, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    29 Church St, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    Our next wardens meeting will be held in the parish hall at 9:30am.  The treasurer and wardens are asked to attend.  At this meeting we’ll be finishing our financial planning and strategic review for 2017.
22
  • 9:00 am
    2017.01.22-2017.10.29
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, ON, Canada
    Sunday School will begin again on September 11th, 2016 at regular service time. All children are invited downstairs for their programs on the computer, crafts area, cooking class and theatre area.
  • 10:30 am-11:30 am
    2017.01.22-2017.07.06
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, ON, Canada
    At St. Peter's every Sunday, after service for one hour.
232425
  • 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
    2017.01.25-2018.05.08
    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
  • 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
    2017.01.25-2017.10.04
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge St, Churchill, ON, Canada
    Every other Wed. @ Parish Hall St. Peter's @ 7:30 p.m. All women are welcome. Contact Myrlene at 705-456-6731 if you wish info.
26
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    2017.01.26
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    Our next senior’s lunch will be held in the lower hall, at noon on Thursday, October 27th.  Lunch is $8/person and includes a full sit-down dinner.  This is one of our outreach activities to provide hot meals and fellowship to local seniors.  For more info or if you’d like to help, call Jean at (705-294-0085).
  • 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.01.26-2018.01.26
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    29 Church Street, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    Choir meets at 7:30 every Thursday evening in the church*NO CHOIR PRACTICE ON CHRISTMAS EVE DAY
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  • 9:00 am
    2017.01.29-2017.11.05
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, ON, Canada
    Sunday School will begin again on September 11th, 2016 at regular service time. All children are invited downstairs for their programs on the computer, crafts area, cooking class and theatre area.
  • 10:30 am-11:30 am
    2017.01.29-2017.07.13
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, ON, Canada
    6254 Yonge Street, Churchill, ON, Canada
    At St. Peter's every Sunday, after service for one hour.
3031
  • 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
    2017.01.31
    29 Church St, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    29 Church St, Cookstown, ON, Canada
    Members of the congregation and leaders of the various ministries at St. John’s are invited to gather with St. John’s executive to review our church’s 2017 budget.  We will also be working on plan events and programs for the year ahead.   Join us at 7:30pm in the parish hall. All are welcome