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.
Location and contact
In-person visiting hours
*Follow building health protocols.
- Saturday, June 3 202310am to 4pm
Virtual and 3D Tours
This building does not offer virtual or 3D tours.
Amenities and features
- Accessible access
- Free parking
- Bike parking
- Metered/paid parking
- Family friendly
- OC transpo nearby