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

Welcome to our website we hope you find it a helpful resource in discovering more about St John’s as a place of worship and its community.

During the early stage of the coronavirus crisis worship and meetings in our buildings were not taking place place and with the current restrictions in place from the Scottish Government we continue with restrictions .

At this time we are not permitted to open for congregational worship.  The only exceptions are for funerals with a limit of twenty people, weddings with five people only and for the recording of online services. 

For many months St John’s 10.30am service was live-streamed from a camera in the choir gallery thus those who were unable to attend and had the technical facility were able to watch it online.  During the current restrictions we are continuing with a pre-recorded video on Sunday mornings as was made available earlier last year.  During Holy week additional pre-recorded services should be available on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

The link to the video available on YouTube for Sunday 28th February will be available here shortly before 10.30 am:  The links on this page may not work on mobile phones or tablets but it can readily be accessed through the news section of the website by clicking the small bars at the top of the web page on your phone or tablet.   The weekly link to worship will be posted here initially and thereafter will be found in the new video section which is easily accessed at the top of the page.

Many may continue to appreciate the Sunday service being streamed by the Province.  This is the link to give access to the Provincial worship page:

The main image is from Easter Sunday April 2019
(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.
A Street Pastor sharing some of his experience at Café Church

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.

Bishop Ian Paton with Rector Canon Graham Taylor prior to our Patronal Festival service on Sunday 23rd June

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.

St John the Baptist