St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

Our Story

First Sunday at Haut Gap

The Lord was Praised! The spirit was with us, uplifted us and encouraged us. Such an outpouring of love and prayer for our church family. Fifteen years ago, we started a relationship with Haut Gap Middle School, and we continue to this day to support them and now reciprocated we will build on our relationship by worshiping on these grounds and blessing these spaces. We also welcomed our partner parish Good Samaritan Anglican Church in Summerville who joined us in prayerful worship today and also Church of our Saviour Johns Island who joined us in prayer.

A Blessing as we leave the Church Buildings

Russ Parker spoke to us at Walton Hall on May 21, 2022. He opened his message: “We are on the threshold of a whole new way of doing church—lots of baggage need to be put down as we journey to a new version of the promised land where we will flourish. Our hope is in the God we serve!” Laying aside our “had hopes,” St John’s parish family can move forward into God’s new thing because our hope is a person—the Lord Jesus Christ; our hope is a promise—that God will be with us wherever we go; and “our hope is a power that brings renewed perspective through the empowering of the Holy Spirit.” We concluded the event with a blessing of the buildings for their future parishioners. When we bless someone to flourish, we are bringing God’s immediate, intimate presence closer. 

The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them (Numbers 6: 25-27).



Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. (1 Peter 3:8-9)


Founded in 1734, St. John's heritage goes back far beyond: through the Anglican Tradition to the early Church and the apostles of Jesus. St John's has a long and illustrious history as a beacon of light for the Sea Islands and the Lowcountry. With this grand legacy and privilege also comes great responsibility; a responsibility to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is still foremost in our charter. We are part of the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina, which receives its apostolic oversight through the Global South Primates of the Anglican Communion. (GAFCON)
We are located on Johns Island, South Carolina, near the Angel Oak Tree and like that magnificent tree, we at St. John's have committed ourselves to being a sturdy oak, rooted in Jesus Christ, firm and fruitful amid the storms that buffet out changing world.
St. John's Parish Church Today
As one looks back over the history of St. John’s since 1734, a parish beginning in the colonial period, surviving hurricane, earthquake and war, the sense of family and community so characteristic of this parish has endured. This parish founded upon the Rock of Faith and Courage continues to serve as “a Light for the Sea Islands” and a haven from the storms that buffet each life as the culture of the nation and the islands continue to change. St. John’s Anglican Parish is committed to present a loving and biblical alternative for everyday life.
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