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 with Sunday School for children during the early part of the service, and the 11:15 a.m. service is traditional, with spectacular choral music in the Anglican style.  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. Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall, a time for fellowship, follows the 9:15 a.m. service. 

The Christmas 2019 service schedule is as follows:
Sunday, December 22, at 10:00 a.m.
A Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols with Holy Eucharist, music of Philip Stopford, John Tavener and Benjamin Britten
This service will take the place of our regular 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. services (the 8:00 a.m. service will take place as scheduled).
Tuesday, December 24, Christmas Eve
4:00 p.m. Children’s Pageant with Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite II) with the Choir of St. John’s
11:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite I) with the Choir of St. John’s (pre-service music from 10:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, December 25, Christmas Day
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite II) with Congregational Carols
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. 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!

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Parish Breakfast and Sandwich Sunday This Week

Our monthly Parish Breakfast is this Sunday, December 15, the third Sunday of the month. The menu will be scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, biscuits, gravy, hash brown casserole with veggies, juice, and coffee. Join us!
 
Sandwich Sunday will also take place on the 15th. Join us in the Parish Hall after the 9:15 a.m. service to help make sandwiches and bag lunches for the patrons at Faith Café. Thanks to our hosts this month, the Witte family!

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Announcements

Cornerstone Kids Christmas Party!

St John’s Cornerstone Kids Christmas Party for the kids of Cornerstone, Inc, was held at St James House of Prayer Episcopal Church on Tuesday, December 10. Much merriment was enjoyed by the kids and families from St. John’s at this annual tradition! Thanks to the O’Brien family for helping organize!

Advent and Christmas Lessons and Carols

Christmas Lessons and Carols 2019

A Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols with the Holy Eucharist will take place on Sunday, December 22. Music will be of Philip Stopford, John Tavener, and Benjamin Britten. This service takes the place of our usual 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. services (the 8:00 a.m. service will take place as usual). A special Holy Hospitality…

Ordination of the Rev. Deacon Cannon

The Rt. Rev. Dabney T. Smith Ordained the Rev. Deacon Michael Cannon to the Sacred Order of Priests in St. John’s Church on Saturday, November 23, at 11:00 a.m. We are so pleased and proud to have the Rev. Cannon as our Associate Rector. Congratulations, Rev. Cannon!