St. John's Anglican Church, Port Hope

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We are a Christian community dedicated knowing God's love in our lives through worship, learning, and caring for others.

Browse the book titles in the parish library online here »

The St. John's "Library Thing" account has cover art, descriptions, book reviews, links to related materials, links to the authors, subject area tags, ...

Questions about the parish library? Contact Fr. Stanley Isherwood, parish librarian.

All this, in addition to Bible Studies, and other educational events in the parish... are a rich array from which to choose. We are called always to deepen our relationship with Jesus as we journey through our lives. One of these courses or events will be just right for you!
  • Embracing the Prophets in Contemporary Culture: Confronting Today’s “Pharaohs” - Pilot Program starting Tuesdays 10am-12 noon - until October 23 at St John’s Bowmanville, $20 participant workbook fee - see map & contact info here »
  • Advent Conference: Moving Towards Hope - Finding God in Today’s World - December 1, 2018 9am-4pm $40. Includes lunch, led by Rev. Yme Woensdregt
STJOHN'S BOOK CLUBSaturday @ St Johns
SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 28 & NOVEMBER 4, 2018 - between services in the Nosh’s Ark Room to discuss Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart. (– From the publisher.) All are welcome. Looking ahead, our Winter selection is The Piano Maker by Kurt Palka and our Spring selection is The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. -
This Anglican Church of Ours by Patricia Bays - Obtain your personal copy of This Anglican Church of Ours by Patricia Bays. This well-written book is a concise introduction to the Christian faith in the Anglican tradition. Whether you are a long-time Anglican or new to our church, you will find this book not only informative but also a joy to read. Copies are available in the church office to purchase for $20. and a copy will be added to the church library.
The St John’s Book Club members select three books during the year. Each book is discussed over two Sunday mornings between services in the Noah’s Ark room. All are welcome!

- date TBA - St John’s Book Club meets between services at 9:30am in the Noah’s Ark Room under the front of the church. Everyone is welcome!

This is a list of the books Book Club members have read and discussed:

Book Talks and planning
for the next Fall, Winter and Spring Sessions
Summer 2018
Video on ministry, both ordained and lay
Spring 2018
Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee
Fall 2017
The Illegal (fiction)
Lawrence Hill
Spring 2017
"I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Malala Yousafzai
& Christina Lamb
Winter 2017
The End of Your Life Book Club
Will Schwalbe
Fall 2016
Indian Horse
Richard Wagamese
Claudia D
Spring 2016
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer
Marion H
Winter 2016
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce
Sally R
Fall 2015
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou
Carol J
Spring 2015
The Nine Taylors
Dorothy Sayers
Heather B
Winter 2015
Where is God when it Hurts
Philip Yancey
Stanley I
Fall 2014
Keeping Faith
Jodi Picoult
Catherine L
Spring 2014
And Then There Were Nuns
Jane Christmas
Marilyn J
Winter 2014
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot
Diane F
Fall 2013
A Beautiful Mystery
Louise Penny
Sally R
Spring 2013
Kisses for Katie
Katie J Davis
Monica M
Winter 2013
A Year of Living Biblically
AJ Jacobs
Marion H
Fall 2012
A number of books have been recently added to our Library, some of them by Canadian authors. They sit on the top of the book case, really wishing to go home with you! Have you ever tried rewriting parts of Scripture with your own words and images? James Taylor does that in Everyday Psalms. Psalm 103 - "My heart races; blood rushes to my face. I feel myself glowing for the goodness of God." Reading these Psalms gives new insight into old treasures. In Taking Risks and Keeping Faith, John Bothwell offers this definition of worship: Worship, at its best, "is a meeting of pilgrims, to celebrate victories, to confess mistakes, to focus loyalties, to receive instruction, and to rekindle hope and spirit." Does that work for you? These and other books are there for you. How about borrowing one or two for summer reading?. See Library page here »
Start your day with The Bible in One Year, a free Bible reading app with commentary by Nicky and Pippa Gumbel. Nicky Gumbel is the Vicar of Holy Trinity, Brompton in London, England, pioneer of the Alpha Course. Just search Bible in One Year in the AppStore or on Google play. No smartphone or tablet? No problem! Just visit to see the day’s readings and reflections, or sign up to receive them by daily email.



St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church • 33 Pine Street North • Port Hope, Ontario, Canada L1A 3G5
Phone: 905-885-2171 • Fax: 905-885-7592 • stjohns@stjohnschurchph.calocation map here »