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.

Despite the recent change of our region to Level 1 of Covid 19 restrictions the rules from the House of Bishops and the Scottish government mean we continue with restricted numbers.  As Covid regulations still apply, mask wearing, sanitizing, social distancing and immediate departure after the service will have to continue.  The only real difference regarding congregational worship is that we can now enjoy singing quietly whilst wearing face coverings.

The capacity in St John’s is currently capped at 35 thus to ensure there are spaces available you may wish to contact Judy Norwell by the Saturday before at the latest:  01738 626789. 

The link for the live streaming of the service for Sunday 13th June:

The links on this page may not work on mobile phones or tablets but can currently be accessed through the video section of the website by clicking the small bars at the top of the web page.   The links to Sunday worship will  all remain in the video section which is easily accessed at the top of the page.

For those who are interested the Sunday morning 8.30am Prayer Book service recommenced on the 2nd May.

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