-Welcome back, St. John's Church is open
-A note from Fr David Houghton
A note from Fr David Houghton.
St John’s stands in the centre of Menton, right on the corner of the main Avenues and opposite the Casino. One of the Chaplaincies of the Anglican Diocese in
Europe, since 1868 it has served an international community offering worship in English and welcoming people of all nations and traditions .
Following a decade of rebuilding and restoration the Church re-opened in July 2020. We had been expecting to celebrate with a Special Service of Dedication but the pandemic has made the past year one of cautious progress, nonetheless enabling the Sunday Morning Service to be offered weekly almost without a break.
The new pipe organ has been installed and we are delighted to be able to
offer music to enhance Worship. In September a plaque was unveiled at the visit from a delegation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, including Maire M Guibal and player Frédéric Michalak.
Autumn months saw progress with more enhancements and opening of the English Library, but also further restrictions on travel so preventing many of the congregation
to cross from Italy, or indeed Great Britain and other parts of the world. And it has similarly proved tricky for Locum Priests to make plans. We are so grateful to the Churchwardens and priests
resident in nearby parts of France
who have enabled Sunday services to be maintained and the next weeks leading to Easter and beyond will see a resident Locum again. We intend to host more gatherings, both of prayer and also social and musical.
We invite you to come and share our life in Jesus Christ!
Please help us follow these guidelines issued by the Church of England & France.
-All surfaces to be disinfected prior to public worship.
-Hand sanitising stations upon entry and exit.