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.

The whole of Scotland moved to a low level of Covid 19 restrictions on Monday 9th August meaning we can welcome all who wish to join us for worship thus we look forward to greeting you for Sunday morning services.  To safeguard us the Scottish government requires us to continue to wear face coverings but over the last couple of months most of us have enjoyed singing the hymns despite this restriction.  

We continue with live streaming the 10.30am service on Sunday mornings which generally works well but on occasion there are issues with our technology and we hope you will bear with us should this be the case.  The live streaming links for the 10.30 am services for each Sunday in September should be available here shortly before worship commences: 

Sunday 5th September: https://youtu.be/6E6cHFH_1P8

Sunday 12th September: https://youtu.be/fCFH7SjjwiY

Sunday 19th September: https://youtu.be/2CfmBab6_Sw

Sunday 25th September: https://youtu.be/WMfHVSA49xc

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.  The posts section also now appears to be updating appropriately thus the links should also be available there although there is currently a problem with the news section updating. 

With the easing of restrictions the current plans are to re-commence coffee time in the Threshold after 10.30am Sunday worship from the 12th of September.  Thursday morning Communion at 11am is due to start up again on the 23rd of September.

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: https://www.scotland.anglican.org/broadcast-sunday-worship/

The Rector: The Very Reverend Graham Taylor receiving his license from Bishop Ian as he is appointed Dean of the Diocese on Wednesday 1st September 2021.

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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