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St. John's CrossWelcome to St. John's Episcopal Church. We look forward to you joining us in worship on Sundays or participating in our various fellowship programs, Bible studies or other activities. If you would like to speak to someone about our church or receive further information, please contact Holly with our Newcomers and Guests' Committee.
Weekly Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm


Contact Us

St. John's Episcopal Church
2827 Wheat St
Columbia, South Carolina 29205
Phone 803.799.4767

Worship & Sunday School

  • 8:00am - Holy Eucharist - Rite I
  • Monthly Sunday School, Second Sundays, Following the 8 am Service
  • 9:00 - Coffee Hour
  • Sunday School - 9:30
  • After 10:30 service - Coffee Hour
  • 10:30am - Holy Eucharist - Rite II
  • 12:00 pm - Holy Eucharist
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  • This month Servant Ministries Committee Spotlight is on…

    Harvest Hope began in 1981 as the result of a shared vision of business leaders and the faith community who set out to provide for the hungry in Columbia. St. John’s has been a proud supporter, since its inception. We support in three ways. We have volunteers who serve at the food bank, we allocate $1,000 annually as a monetary donation, and we collect food donations each week. We have two receptacles where you may deposit your non-perishable food donations- a small wicker basket is located in the Narthex and a large white container is located in the entryway to the Barr Center. When these fill up, food is then delivered to Harvest Hope Food Bank for distribution to those in need.

    Please bring your food donations to church each week of this month!

  • ShelbyNext Membership - Phone App

    St. John’s Membership Core Features While On the Go!

    • Use as a church directory. Search for parish members by last name
    • View contact information for a church member
    • Tap profile image to add a new one (Individual or Family Selfie)
    • Got a new email address? Edit your information. Edits will be approved with 24-hours by St. John's.
    • Add a church member to your Phone Contacts
    • Get directions from GoogleMaps to a parish member’s residence

    If you did not receive an email with login credentials, please email Dan Bernardo at or give the Parish Office a call at 803-799-4767.



  • Christmas Services

    Christmas Eve - December 24
    4:00 pm, Holy Eucharist*
    5:30 pm, Holy Eucharist*
    10:00 pm, Christmas Anthems and Carols
    10:30 pm, Holy Eucharist

    Christmas - December 25
    10:30 am, Holy Eucharist

    Nursery Provided*

  • Decorations for Christmas Order Form

    With your help, St. John’s Church will be decorated for Christmas, showing forth the glory of our Lord through the beauty of flowers. For $25 you may contribute to the purchase of altar arrangements, wreaths, arrangements under the altar, and poinsettias in memory of, in honor of, or in thanksgiving for a loved one.

    Forms available in the Church Narthex and Heyward Hall, or complete the form and pay online HERE. The deadline is Thursday, December 13.

  • St. Clare’s

    A guild for women in their 30s and 40s, will hold an Ornament Exchange and Christmas Party on Sunday, December 16, 7:30 pm at Katherine Templeton's house, 27 Point Comfort.

    For more information, contact Katherine at 803.622-8339.

  • Connections Christmas Party

    For couples and singles in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. Held at the Jaillette residence (817 Arbutus Drive), December 18, 7 pm. We will hold our annual holiday dinner and white elephant gift exchange. Emailed information will be sent out ahead of time, if you are not on the email list and would like to be added, please contact Ashley Jaillette at for further details.

    Newcomers are welcome!

  • St. Catherine's Guild - NEW

    Women in their early to mid 20s and 30s are invited to join new guild at St. John's. St. Catherine’s Guild is a new guild for a new age group of women at St. John’s. We are growing as a parish and felt it was time to start a new group. The purpose is mainly for fellowship. The other guilds meet as often as their schedules allow (around every other month) and usually for dinner or socializing. Occasionally the new guild will be asked to help serve breakfast or help out with some other church related events, but for now we just want to get on our feet, get to know everyone and then decide what we want to do moving forward. All are welcome!

    If you are interested in joining St. Catherine's, please contact Charlotte Hodge at or (803) 427-2722.

  • Nourished: Gardening and Eating as Rightful Worship

    We’ve got the perfect Christmas gift for your family! Save the date for St. John’s Parish Weekend Retreat at Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center, March 1 - 3, 2019.

    St. John's is a people who gather at the table: the Lord's table, the family table, and the tables of our parish meals. St. John's is also a parish that loves the land, full of gardeners, keepers of bees, hunters, and many still connected to a farm, elsewhere in the state. This year's Kanuga retreat will explore the concepts of eating and gardening as liturgical practices. We will think about how eating connects us with God, our neighbor, the rest of creation, and with our own bodies. We will leave a wonderful weekend in the mountains with a renewed understanding of how faithful eating practices foster care for neighbor, place, and body in Christ-like ways.

    Our retreat leader is Chas Edens, a native of Winston-Salem and Director of Anathoth Community Garden and Farm in Cedar Grove, North Carolina (pictured). Taking its name from Jeremiah 29, Anathoth heals divisions between neighbors and the land by growing and eating food together. Chas is a graduate of NC State University where he received a BS in Horticulture. Chas is particularly passionate about connecting the life of faith with the health of the land and community. Chas lives with his wife, Hannah, and daughters, Heidi and Margaux, on the farm. The whole family will be joining us for the weekend. #kanuga #discoverstjohns

    Pick up registration forms in Atrium and Chuch Narthex

  • Youth Confirmation

    Bishop Waldo will be at St. John's on November 17, 2019 for Confirmation. The bishop expects those being confirmed to be in at least 11th grade, so those currently in 10th grade or higher are eligible.  If you think you would be interested in being confirmed, please come to a meeting on Sunday, January 13 at 9:30 am in the Library of Heyward Hall. Parents and teens should plan to attend. We'll discuss the schedule for classes and expectations. Any questions? Call Eileen Schell at 803-920-1487 or Gordon Schell at 803-476-5555.

    Watch this space for information on adult confirmation preparation next year. 

  • O Come: Wednesday Evening Worship for Advent

    Preparing for holy Advent

    Wednesdays, December 5, 12 & 19;
    Evening Prayer, 6 pm, Church
    Music Makers, 5:15-5:45 pm

    Followed by a meal prepared by the WNS kitchen crew, Barr Center

    Prepare yourself for Christmas with a holy Advent, a season of waiting, pondering, and planning. Take a break from the swirl of holiday activities for worship and a meal with your church family. Our evening prayer services will include a Godly Play lesson for children, helping them focus on the deepest purposes of Christmas. Adults are sure to overhear nourishing wisdom as well, in the context of our beloved evening prayer service.

    Families welcome. Nursery Provided

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