Welcome to Saint John's
Saint John's is a community where people can meet God, where souls encounter the divine in word and sacrament. We welcome all people to join the Pilgrim’s walk as we follow Jesus and commit to the work of souls.
We offer a spiritual home for all ages: from infants in the Parent's Day Out, to young families in our Vacation Bible School, to seniors in our Tai Chi class in the Parish Life Center. Now located for 70 years at Central and Greer, Saint John's Episcopal Church was originally founded on the corner of Semmes and Spottswood in 1878. Together, the people of Saint John’s built a house of worship, beautiful music, and service that produced premier Memphis institutions, The Memphis BoyChoir, Inc. and Bridges USA. In more recent years, Saint John's has become a place for growing families, community engagement, and spiritual healing.
Saint John's in the Community
The people of Saint John's community follow the call to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. Both our support grants and volunteer efforts are focused on high-impact opportunities in Memphis that have profound value to our neighbors. Members regularly staff mornings at Manna House, a ministry of hospitality near downtown Memphis, drive for MIFA Meals on Wheels, assist with the essential work of helping Memphis kids at Neighborhood Christian Center and Emmanuel Center, and make other contributions of time and resources to the local community.
Saint John's also serves as a center for wellness and fitness for the entire community. Hundreds of Memphians strengthen their hearts and bodies in our workout facilities each month free of charge, and we host a vibrant, robust recovery community at weekly AA, Al-Anon, and ACoA meetings. In addition, we host a monthly Parkinson's support group and occasional neighborhood association meetings.