St. John's Anglican Church, Virginia Beach, VA

Welcome to St. John's Anglican Church

 Please join us on Sundays at 9:00 am for Holy Communion.

We are meeting at Memorial United Methodist Church

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St. John’s Anglican Church in Virginia Beach is a traditional Anglican parish within the Anglican Catholic Church(ACC),  which is part of the "continuing Anglican movement".

What does it mean to be Anglican Catholic?

We are Anglicans because our roots are in the Church of England. We worship in the Anglican tradition and use the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.

Many people mistakenly believe that because "Catholic" is in our name, we are affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. However, we are Catholic because we are part of what the Nicene Creed calls the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ and his apostles, and we continue in the Catholic and Apostolic faith of the Undivided Church of the first 1,000 years of Christian history. 

To quote our Book of Common Prayer, “The Church is the Body of which Jesus Christ is the Head, and all baptized people are the members.” And “the Church is One; because it is one Body under one Head; Holy; because the Holy Spirit dwells in it, and sanctifies its members; Catholic; because it is universal, holding earnestly the Faith for all time, in all countries, and for all people; and is sent to preach the Gospel to the whole world; Apostolic; because it continues steadfastly in the Apostles' teaching and fellowship.”

 

Founded in 2004, St. John's is dedicated to the faith, worship, and discipline of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church within the classical, Bible-centered Anglican tradition.

Our faith is revealed in the Bible and summarized in the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds.

Our Beliefs and Practices

  • We believe in the One, Holy, Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the authentic record of God's revelation to mankind.
  • We believe in the sanctity of human life.
  • We believe in the family, in the God-given sacramental bond in marriage between one man and one woman.
  • We believe it is the duty of the Church and her members to bear witness to Christian morality, to follow it in their lives, and to reject the false standards of the world.
  • We pray for the unification of the Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, Episcopal Church, as well as our brothers and sisters in the Protestant Church.

The Mission of Our Church

  • A Return to the Faith
  • A Return to the Bible
  • A Return to Prayer

Opportunities for Service

At St. John's we believe that every Christian has an important role to play within the life of the Church and in outreach to our neighbors and community. Ministry opportunities include

  • Hospitality
  • Christian Teaching
  • Church Leadership
  • Music
  • Community Outreach
  • Altar Guild
  • Layreaders
  • Acolytes
  • Intercession
  • Christmas Lessons and Carols
  • Lenten Studies

Community Service

Some of the organizations St. John's supports:

  • Union Mission Ministries
  • The Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater
  • Judeo-Christian Outreach Center
  • The Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore

St. John's Brochure (pdf)