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 ongoing coronavirus crisis worship and meetings in our buildings will currently not take place.  In response to the recent changes in guidelines for places of worship the vestry of St John’s have agreed with the Bishop’s approval to open the church for private prayer between 10.30 am and Noon on Tuesdays.  You are welcome to make use of this quiet space but are required to wear a face covering and use the hand sanitizer available in the church.

Currently each church is to make its own decisions along with the support of the Bishop regarding the return to worship in their buildings.  In this respect there are no plans for St Johns at this time.

Our short YouTube services created by St John’s clergy and lay members available on a Sunday morning continue to enable everyone with an internet connection to share in Sunday worship . This is the link for the service on Sunday 20th September which should be be live from 10.30am: https://youtu.be/znpLesqZOsc

The link above 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.

The videos will also continue to be available on our Facebook page directly or through the YouTube link on the same 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: http://www.scotland.anglican.org/broadcast-sunday-worsh

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.

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