Welcome to St. John’s Church – or at least our website. We are delighted that you have found us.

I hope it will give you a taste of life here at St. John’s.

It seems to be increasingly rare these days to find genuine community – not just Facebook friends, but real people to know and with whom to share our lives. At St. John’s we seek to be that kind of community. We don’t pretend to have all the answers; we do come together to share the questions – questions of faith and meaning, of purpose and commitment. As a church, we find that conversation happening in and through a relationship with God as revealed to us in Jesus. The heart of that is our regular gathering, Sunday by Sunday, to hear and proclaim God’s word, to offer our prayer for others and ourselves, and to be nourished and strengthened in the Eucharist (Mass, the Lord’s Supper). We seek to grow in that faith by engaging in study, conversation, and action in our Christian Formation programs for youth and adults. And we take that faith outside ourselves by loving service to others – here in Barrington, the larger community, and the world.

So please know that you are warmly invited to join us in building this church community, to share in being nurtured by worship and Scripture and one another, and to serve the world around us in the name of the Risen Christ. Welcome to St. John’s!


Fr. Bill Locke

Interim Rector