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!
Steps along our Anglican JourneySTEPS ALONG OUR ANGLICAN JOURNEY...
Exploring Anglicanism with other adults who are (still) wondering why we do what we do, what it means to be an Anglican Christian, and how Anglicans shine the light of Christ into the world.
  • Step 1: Wondering about Anglicans?- Saturday April 21, 2018 a St. Peter’s Cobourg
  • Step 2: Questions about Faith? -Tuesday April 24, 2018 at St. John’s Port Hope
  • Step 3: Celebration! Tuesday - May 22, 2018 at St. Mark’s Port Hope
  • See details here »
Steps along our Anglican JourneyECLIPSING EMPIRE: Paul, Rome & the Kingdom of God
6 WEDNESDAYS: April 25-May 30, 2-4pm - Join pr-eeminent New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan on location in Turkey as they trace the Apostle Paul's footsteps throughout the Roman Empire. Explore fresh insights into Paul's message of the Kingdom of God, its challenge to Roman imperial theology, and the apostle's radical relevance for today. Hosted by St. Paul's Anglican Church, Perrytown. See poster for more details »
NO ROOM AT THE INN: Homelessness and Hope in Northumberland County
A 3-Part Series Wednesday Evenings at 7:00 pm hosted by St. Mark’s Anglican Church website » Sponsored in part by Durham Northumberland Deanery Christian Education Team
  • May 2 No Room at the Inn: Some Theological Perspectives Steps along our Anglican Journey
    Speaker: The Rev. Michael Shapcott, Deacon at Church of the Holy Trinity, Eaton Centre
  • May 9 Homelessness in Northumberland: Who is homeless in our community?
    Speaker: David Sheffield, Community Director, Greenwood Coalition
  • May 16 Hope in Northumberland: Government and Community Initiatives
    Speaker: Kristina Nairn, Co-Chair, Northumberland Affordable Housing
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.
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!


We meet 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:

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 »



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 »