Welcome to St. John’s

We welcome you to St. John’s Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, a vibrant, growing Episcopal parish in South Tampa. We hold three services in our lovely historic church each Sunday, each with a distinct personality. The 8:00 a.m. service is quiet, reverential, and brief, the 9:15 a.m. service is family-oriented and full of congregational music, and the 11:15 a.m. service is traditional, with spectacular choral music in the Anglican style. (Please note, during July, a combined service at 10:00 a.m. takes the place of the 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. services.)

Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall, a time for fellowship, follows the 9:15 a.m. service (or the 10:00 a.m. service during July). Sunday School for children takes place in the Parish Hall during the 9:15 a.m. service (10:00 a.m. in July). Children of all ages are welcome in the Church at all services and there is a nursery for children under three years old at the 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. services (10:00 a.m. in July).

Click here to learn what to expect on your first visit to St. John’s or scroll down on this page to see our latest news. Service times can be found here, or click here to go to our pages for children and youth ministries. If you have questions, please call 813.259.1570, or click on the box below to send us an email. We look forward to meeting you!

The St. John’s Family

Click below to read the latest edition of our e-newsletter, The Weekly Wednesday Scroll

Weekly Wednesday Scroll

By Request: A Prayer for the Blessing of the Backpacks

Lord, bless these backpacks and the students who carry them as they begin another year of school. Give them peace when they feel nervous, focus when they feel distracted, energy when they feel tired. Open their minds to the lessons they will learn both in and outside the classroom. Help them to make friends that build one another up, and be friends to those who need them. Guide them in making good choices as they grow in wisdom and maturity. Let them feel your presence with them in the classroom, on the school bus, on the playground, and at home; and may they feel your loving care in all they do. Amen.

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Announcements

Baseball with the Bishop: August 30

The date for the 10th Annual Baseball with the Bishop at Tropicana Field is Friday, August 30. Proceeds benefit Episcopal Charities of Southwest Florida. The event is the Rays vs. Cleveland Indians. Lower level tickets are $25. Start time is 7:10 p.m.; gates open at 5:40 p.m. To order, call Jeane Drury at 727.342.5719 or…

Cornerstone Kids Need Supplies for the School Year

As the new school year approaches, your generous support is requested for the children at Cornerstone Kids. The goal is to raise $1,500 to cover the cost of backpacks and school supplies for 35 children. Please put your check, made out to St. John’s, in the alms basin or drop it off in the parish…

Clergyperson Sought

St. John’s is seeking a Curate or Associate Rector (depending on level of experience) to join our parish family. St. John’s Church, located in the Historic Hyde Park neighborhood, was founded in 1912. We are a vibrant, multi-generational parish known for our excellence in liturgy and music. We are home to a wide variety of lay-led ministries focused on pastoral care, outreach,…