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St. John's Episcopal Church, Roanoke

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St. John's Episcopal Church is a historic Episcopal church in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. It was built in 1891–1892, and is a Gothic style blue-gray limestone church designed by Charles M. Burns of Philadelphia. It has a nave-plan with side aisles, a corner bell tower, a sacristy wing, and a transverse chapel and narthex to the rear. The nave features a hammerbeam roof and wooden arcading and is illuminated by stained glass windows in the clerestory and side aisle walls including several by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Attached to the church by a stone addition built in 1958, is a Tudor Revival style Parish House built in 1923.
A church history was printed during the centennial of the building.
"The Church in Roanoke" is a historical sermon, preached by invitation on the occasion of the opening of Christ Church, Roanoke, (the old St. John's Church on Church Avenue) 14 December 1902, and repeated in St. John's Church, Jefferson Street and Elm Avenue, February 8, 1914.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
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  • A traditional church with stone exterior and stain-glass windows. We were visiting Roanoke and attended a Sunday service. The people were friendly, the singing (both congregational and choir) was...  more »
  • The pastor is very sincere and approachable. Every time I am invited to this church, they have a lot of food and coffee and fellowship to balance out the spiritual side. The people are friendly and...  more »
  • Fantastic church! I’m in Roanoke for the summer and wanted to find a good Episcopal or Anglican Church! I went to the spoken Eucharist and it was very similar to what I’m used to at home. Same is true of the Choral Eucharistic Service, but WOW WAS IT BEAUTIFUL!! The choir was amazing and the sermons given by the Reverends are insightful and thought-provoking. So blessed to have found a temporary church home for the summer where I can focus on growing my faith.
  • This church hosts musical events that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Steel drum concerts and choral. I do not attend there but I am aware of many of the things they do to support this community...worth checking out if you are looking for a congregation to challenge your intellect as well as build your spiritual resilience.

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