St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church

Known as "The Church with the Open Door", St. John the Evangelist is a downtown church where hearts are open to all. This deeply caring community welcomes all to experience the beauty of its sacred space. Explore the Warrior Chapel dedicated in 1951 by Governor General Viscount Alexander to honour the parish's numerous war dead, admire the wooden arches in the Arts and Crafts style of the late 19th Century, learn about the magnificent organ that contains some 2000 handmade pipes, and view the many stain glass windows, some of which were installed as recently as 1990.

Try your hand at ringing the famous church bell and spend a moment at the permanent creche which features large figures created by a local artist and member of St. John's. Just as the parish invites everyone to its worship and music, it reaches out to the community in other ways all week. Visit St. John's vibrant Community Thrift Shop - an outreach program that welcomes people from all walks of life, including newcomers to Canada.

Learn about Belong Ottawa at The Well - a day program of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa hosted at St John's that welcomes women every week day for a meal and a place to be with others.

In-person visiting hours

*Follow building health protocols.

  • Saturday, June 3 2023
    10am to 4pm

Virtual and 3D Tours

This building does not offer virtual or 3D tours.

A crowded congregation sits in pews in a church with wood detail and stained-glass windows.
Interior of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church


Architectural style
Arts and Crafts
Construction date or date range
Religious buildings

Amenities and features

  • Accessible access
  • Free parking
  • Bike parking
  • Metered/paid parking
  • Family friendly
  • OC transpo nearby