Christian Education

Christian Formation is a lifelong process of living into our baptismal covenant and promises. This includes, but is not limited to, Christian Education. As children of God, we are called into a relationship with God, which we can develop through reading his spiritual writing, as portrayed in the Holy Bible.

St. John’s Bible Study sessions encourage group sharing and learning in weekly meetings. Our community’s passion to recapture and reminisce is celebrated with St. John’s Lent and Advent Bible sessions.  Our next Bible study session will begin in Lent.

St. John’s parish has proudly participated in the University of the South Sewanee’s most comprehensive and accredited Education for Ministry program (EFM), which encompasses the study of theology, scripture, church history and development of faith.

For the past ten years, St. John has celebrated, hosted and led communal retreats such as the Women’s Silent Retreat, taking place at the Bethlehem Retreat Centre in Nanaimo every August.

During the week, the parish rejuvenates the retreat experience in the Sounds of Silence, a unique prayer group that meets on Monday evenings to develop our spirituality in silence.  On Wednesdays please join our Silent Soul Space and our Celtic Compline to coles your day in a peaceful way. End your week with our Contemplative Prayer Group on Fridays between 9:30 and 11:30 am.  If you are planning to attend these prayer groups please do call ahead as sometimes they are full.

We firmly believe that Christian Education can lead to a richer understanding of our faith and broaden the experience of our journey.  We welcome new ideas and are always looking for innovative educational programming.  If you have any questions or ideas for us please do contact the Church Office.