ABOUT US

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Whether you are new to the area, a long time resident or perhaps simply looking for a place to worship during a visit, know that you are welcome at St. John's. 


We are babies, young children, tweens, teens and adults at all stages of life. We are singles and families. Some of us are lifelong Episcopalians, while others come from different traditions. Some of us are new to Christianity.


We are committed to sharing the Gospel of Christ with those we encounter, welcoming the stranger and being a visible sign of God's love in the community.


Our worship on the first Sunday of each month is followed by a 1st Sunday Lunch and is a great way for us to meet each other. 


We invite you to explore the site to learn more about who we are and then come join us! All are welcome!

OUR HISTORY

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On June 1, 1954, a group of Episcopalians desiring to establish an Episcopal mission in Silsbee sent a petition to the Bishop of the Diocese of Texas, the Rt. Rev. Clinton S. Quin.


Bishop Quin accepted the petition on June 7, 1954.  After having services first in a home, then a school cafeteria and other locations, St. John's completed and dedicated its first building at our current location on December 16, 1955.




By the mid-1980's, the congregation had outgrown its worship space and added a larger contemporary space, which was completed in 1986. Our altar was designed and built by a local artisan from a large cedar tree, which stood in nearly the exact spot now occupied by the altar. 
 


St. John's has been served over the years by faithful clergy, including the Rev. Frank S. Doremus, the Rev. Grant A. Herbst, the Rev. Joseph Harrison, the Rev. Garrett Wingfield, the Rev. Donald Sheffield, the Rev. James Abernathy, the Rev. Jon Sonnen, the Rev. John Williams, the Rev. Shanna Suarez, the Rev. Mary Wilson, the Rev. John Bedingfield, the Rev. (Deacon) Tracie Middleton and the Rev. John Johnson.