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St. John's
Episcopal Church

St. John's is a vibrant parish which comes together in beauty and grace to celebrate and share the gifts of God.  We strive, with God's help, to listen, connect, serve and grow.


Services at St. John's


   8:00 a.m.  Spoken Holy Eucharist

   10:30 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist   Click here for music listing


   Monday, Wednesday and Friday:  5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer 

   Wednesday: 8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist  


Bible Study at St. John's

Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. following Holy Eucharist 

Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. Men's Bible Study, Coffee and Bagels provided


Welcome our new Assistant Rector

The Reverend John Gedrick

 Rev'd John Gedrick

Greetings, one and all.  I could be neither more pleased nor more excited about accepting your call to St. John's.  Thank you for your generosity and confidence.  I look forward to our time together.
I come to Hartford, most immediately, from an extended summer vacation in Terre Haute, Indiana, where long ago my family had settled from Virginia during the days of land grants into the Northwest Territory.  My parents and many cousins remain, so I am still very much a Hoosier, raised on corn and in race cars.
Here's my story in the life of the church.  Though born at West Poiint and baptized on the Air Force base at Stewart, where my father was stationed, St. Stephen's is the name of the parish in Terre Haute, where I grew up and was confirmed.  As an undergraduate at Colgate, I found a home at St. Thomas's, and continuing my studies in English at Chicago, the double-barreled, St. Paul and Redeemer is where I partook of the holy mysteries.  I was then off (back, in a way, I suppose) to Virginia, where Emmanuel Parish and All Saints Chapel at boys' Home in Covington noticed some priestly tendencies and sent me off to seminary in New Haven.  I retreated, though, to Atlanta to cut my teeth in and found a deep love for the classroom at Ben Franklin Academy during which time the good people of St. Philip's moved me closer and closer to priesthood.
After some time in Boston, where my sister, niece, and nephew now live and with the help of the brothers at the Society of St. John the Evangelist, I found a willingness to submit to the call to become a priest and took the pulpit to another All Saints Chapel, this one at Trinity-Pawling School, a stone's throw from where I was born and baptized.
After a decade in school ministry, the call to parish life at St. John's is both pleasantly unexpected and energizingly new.  I can't wait to meet all of you, find my place, and make a home.







Love to sing? Check out the St. John's Youth Choir! 

Click here for audition info.




   Welcome Back Sunday and

Farewell to our Interim Assistant Rector, Rev'd Bill Eakins






Parish office:  860-523-5201