Saint John’s is a parish church established in Laurel, Mississippi in 1894 in the Anglican tradition of the Episcopal Church. Our worship is to the Glory of God and sacramentally centered in the celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice of Jesus. Our mission is evangelical: to bring all persons to the knowledge and love of God, and to respect the dignity and freedom of every human being.

We are located at 541 North Fifth Avenue in historic downtown Laurel. Saint John’s is the only Episcopal/Anglican Church in Jones County and our parish family is comprised of faithful from Laurel, Ellisville, Bay Springs, Moselle, Soso and all over Jones County and we seek to meet the spiritual needs of this diverse county.

We are a church family of persons married and single; young and old; rich and poor; liberal and conservative, our common goal and greatest bond is to follow Christ Jesus, worship God in His Holy Church, and to sacrificially give, work and pray for the spread of His Kingdom.

The parish adheres to “the faith once delivered to the saints,” revealed by God in the person of His incarnate Son, Jesus Christ, recorded in the Holy Scriptures, to which the teaching and practice of the undivided Church of the first millennium bears witness. In our public worship at St. John, we return our praise to God with the greatest possible reverence in thanksgiving for all that we have been given. We believe wholeheartedly that the traditional worship and devotional practice of the Christian Church speaks as clearly and powerfully today as it did a millennium ago.

And the Spirit and the Bride say, Come.
And let them that hear say, Come.
And let them that are athirst come.
And whosoever will, let them take the water of life freely.

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2 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Hi… I went to St. John’s Day School in the 60’s with a young man named Edward Asgar who was the son of the headmaster at the school. Believe he was the Rector or Reverend at the church also. Just wanted to inquire if someone had any information where the Asgars might have moved to when they left Laurel. Thanks….

  2. I went to school with a young man from Laurel also named Edward Asgar, whose father was a preacher there, too. We were in school in Chattanooga, TN., but I haven’t heard from Ed since late 1972. His family was still in Laurel then. Ed was a nice dude, introduced me to Jethro Tull, and that’s not the English horticulturist.

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