Scottish Episcopal Church St John the Baptist Sharing Christ's love in Perth
Welcome to St John’s

The Sanctuary in St John's Scottish Episcopal Church, Perth.

(See more of the church interior.)

St John’s is an open, welcoming Eucharistic-based community, committed to moving forward in its mission and outreach to the wider church and secular community, offering a nurturing environment seeking to serve God through the gifts of its people.

Our Church of St. John the Baptist exists

  • to worship God as understood in the person, life, death and resurrection of Jesus;
  • to care for the people of Perth and its environs;
  • and to engage with the wider world in a positive, caring and thoughtful way.

Celebrating the arrival of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost Celebrating the arrival of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost with environmentally friendly balloons

We are an inclusive church and work without making judgments and in complete confidence, with people of all faiths, cultures, races, genders and sexual orientations. And we welcome the opportunity of sharing with you in your journey of faith. We would be delighted to help with Baptisms and Marriages, and we are also available to help support through Funerals and bereavement.

We are a Scottish Episcopal Church in the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion. Seven dioceses cover the whole of Scotland bearing witness to faith today and tracing a history back to the earliest known Christians in Scotland. We are a part of the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane.

Our rector Graham interviews Bishop David in place of a sermon

There is a Scottish Episcopal Church presence in communities across Scotland. Members of the church engage in roles of active Christian leadership on peace, justice and human rights issues as well as having pastoral and educational roles. The church works closely with other Christian denominations and faith communities in Scotland in responding to the needs and concerns of all people.

A Week in the Life

We held our Harvest thanksgiving service on Sunday 25 September.

In the evening, Nitekirk was a very special time of reflection, meditation and prayer. The next will be held on October 30, from 6-8pm.

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On Wednesday there was a busy afternoon having fun with food at Family Fun. The next event will be a Light Party, 4-5.30 on Wednesday 26th October. All are welcome!

 

Nerys’s Ordination to the Order of Presbyters

Sunday evening saw Nerys’s priesting – a joyful and uplifting service well attended by clergy from around the diocese 🙂

Welcome Postcards and Poster
Welcome  - a postcard of welcome in many languages

Welcome – a postcard of welcome in many language

During the weeks since the referendum to leave the EU and the rise in racist abuse down south, a group from St John’s has been working on a project to assure people from other countries living in and around Perth that they are welcome here. We have come up with this postcard. The process of distribution will start on Tuesday 23rd August.

Garden Party 2016
On Saturday we held the summer Garden Party at the Rectory. There were funny hats, strawberries and good conversations. Prosecco might have been consumed 🙂