The Parish of St. John’s was born the summer of 1860, though missionaries had been conducting services at the Orange Hall before this time. John Wilton Kerr is credited with founding the church. He was an active lay leader and a prime mover in getting a church building built. He is said to have conducted Anglican services “according to the prayer book pattern.”
Lot 109 was donated by John Manning as a church site. A little frame church was built on the corner of Turnberry and Catherine Streets in 1864.
By 1875 the congregation had grown and a new larger church was built. It was an Italianate-style building, with paired round-arched windows and a squared corner tower. It was officially opened in August of 1876.
In 1947 all but the bell tower was destroyed by fire. The present church was rebuilt in 1948-9. At this time the main entrance through the tower was changed from Turnberry st. to the side street. The building was rededicated July 10, 1949.
We are a small, friendly, and welcoming congregation. All are invited to come worship with us.
As a church, our main source of income is donations. We cannot exist with them. There are different ways to donate.
One can donated by cheque, made out to and mailed to St. John’s Anglican Church, PO Box 326, Brussels ON N0G 1H0.
For more convenience for regular giving, we have preauthorized givings administered by the Diocese. The form can be downloaded, filled out and given to the church treasurer. It can also be mailed to the church marked ‘Attn: Treasurer’ on the envelope.
We also take online donations. Clicking on the ‘Donate Now’ button will take you to our page on CanadaHelps where you can donate to different funds, one time or multiple times, and can donate in memory of a someone.
St. John’s Anglican Church
51 McCutcheon Drive,
PO Box 326
Brussels, ON N0G 1H0
Sunday Worship at 11:15 am
Rev. JoAnn Todd, BA, MDiv, Rector
THE REGIONAL MINISTRY OF HOPE
St John’s Cemetery
St. John’s Cemetery is located in pastoral rural area of Morris – Turnberry. It is 3 kilometres west of Brussels Line at 42099 Cranbrook Road. We offer very economical rates for plots and services. Plots are available. We ask you to consider St John’s Cemetery for your or a loved one’s mortal remains. For more information, call 519 440 1035, or by mail:
St. John’s Cemetery
c/o St. John’s Anglican Church
Brussels, ON N0G 1H0