We Welcome You to St. John’s

Welcome to the website of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Essex! Here in these pages you will find windows into the life of the community of St. John’s: our history, where we are currently, and our vision of where we believe that God is calling us to go as we seek to be faithful to Jesus’ Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) and His Great Commandment ( Matthew 22:34-40 ).

We encourage you to learn more about us through our website and to e-mail us or fill out an Online Welcome Card HERE if there are any specific questions about St. John’s that we would be able to answer for you. We also hope that you will take a moment to read about our services and attend the one that fits both your schedule and your worship preference. Most of all, we hope that you will come and visit us in person and see for yourself the joy that we have found in serving Jesus Christ through this particular community of believers.


Worship Times

Holy Eucharist:

Sundays – 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:45 AM

Sunday School:

Sundays – 9:55 AM

Holy Eucharist and Healing:

Wednesdays – 9:00 AM



From North (Middletown): Take Rt 9 South toward Old Saybrook, CT. Proceed via exit 3 (Rt 154). Take a left at the end of the exit onto Main St and then a slight left onto West St. Follow West St for a half mile and turn right onto Main St. The church is on the left.

From South (Old Saybrook): Take Rt 9 North toward Middletown, CT. Proceed via exit 3 (Rt 154), at the end of the exit take a Left onto CT-154 (Rt 154) then a right onto West St. Follow West St for a half mile and turn right onto Main St. The church is on the left.

Click here for directions via Google Maps

*Parking is available on the street as well as in the lot behind the Post Office. Three spaces for those with limited mobility are reserved outside the Cross Street entrance, which is wheelchair accessible.

What to Expect

What to Expect


Frequently Asked Questions

What type of programs do you have available for children or youth? We have multiple offerings for children and youth, from Sunday School to Youth Group.

If you need more information, please contact us… we look forward to seeing you soon.


Holy Week Worship Times

Palm Sunday – April 13
8:00 AM – Liturgy of Palms & Eucharist
10:00 AM – Liturgy of Palms & Eucharist*
Maundy Thursday – April 17
7:00 PM – Holy Eucharist*
Good Friday – April 18
10:00 AM Youth Stations of the Cross on Main Street
12:00 PM Good Friday Liturgy*
6:00 PM Stations of the Cross
Easter Sunday – April 20
6:00 AM – Sunrise Eucharist at CT River Museum (Weather Permitting – Otherwise, it’s at St. John’s)
8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM – Children’s Eucharist*
Easter Egg Hunt Following 9:15 AM Service on Town Green
10:45 – Holy Eucharist*

* = childcare available