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Episcopal Diocese of Springfield

Our Ministries

Social Action

Our Social Action Committee impels our response to the needs of a broken world and administers our grant program to agencies and ministries at home and abroad. Many of our members are involved in the work of local agencies and organizations and would be happy to introduce you to their work. We have recently obtained through the United Thank Offering funding for a community outreach program in our Companion Diocese of Barbados. Our weekly food collection is part of a network providing staple foods to those in need. We are developing programs and service opportunities in response to the Church's designation of the Millennium Development Goals as a mission priority.


The Canterbury Choir sings at the 10:00am Eucharist on Sundays and for various special services. Our children's program for Choristers is affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music. The Choristers are an integral part of the Choir. Choir rehearsals are at 7:15 pm on Wednesday evenings. Childcare is provided for rehearsals.


Acolytes, lectors, ushers, and sacristans help us maintain our active life of worship. Let us know of your availability. We always need people of all kinds and of varied skills to assist in the liturgy. We're able to find tasks for anyone willing to perform them. Please offer your services!

Christian Education

Christian Education engages all ages with a wide variety of programming, including Church School, Nursery, and Adult Education Programming.

Canterbury Student Association and Campus Ministry

Students, (both undergrads and grads) are an integral part of life at St. John's, involved in every dimension of our activity and ministry. Canterbury Student Association meets regularly for conversation, worship, service, and fellowship. Our Peer Ministers have a special commitment to our student programs. They're here to welcome, organize and advise. They can help you find your way around the campus and congregation.

Note to Anglican Students: The Episcopal Church in the United States of America is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Welcome to your home church in this country.

Something Society

Are you looking for good food and lively discussions about contemporary topics? The Something Society is a group of 20- and 30-somethings who get together on the second Monday of the month for fellowship. We welcome new people and happily accommodate families with children.

Friday Forum

Friday Forum is a weekly lecture series held during the fall and spring semesters that strives to raise awareness about national and international trends and events. We join with other campus religious foundations in sponsoring this distinguished series addressing contemporary issues and concerns. The Friday Forum meets at noon at the University YMCA. The calendar of speakers and information about purchasing lunch can be found here: