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Welcome to St John’s Anglican Church Raymond Terrace

St John the Evangelist, Anglican Church Raymond Terrace is a warm and dynamic group of people seeking to celebrate the goodness of God authentically, in our Worship, in our relationships with one another, and in the ways we serve in our wider community. We are blessed to have at the centre of our life a great Church Building with has been here since the 1860's and testifies to the legacy of those have gone before. 

If you are new, you will find us warm and welcoming, and not overbearing. You are welcome among us for whatever time you wish to spend. As you explore the website, which we invite you to do, we hope that you will find the things you want to know about the Anglican Church Raymond Terrace, the values we stand for, and the faith we profess that Jesus Christ, who was crucified, is now living and inspiring us to follow him.

St John the Evangelist

Church  45 Sturgeon Street,
 Raymond Terrace NSW 2324
Phone  02 4987 2027
Priest  Fr Chris Yates SSC
Mobile  0401 061 789

Weekend Services

5.15 pm  Confession
6.00 pm  Vigil Mass
8.00 am  High Mass
10.00 am  Low Mass with Kid's church


May 6, 2016
  • 10:30 am  -  GAPS (Grandparents As Parents)

May 7, 2016
  • 5:15 pm  -  Confessions

  • 6:00 pm  -  Vigil Mass

May 8, 2016
  • 8:00 am  -  Parish High Mass

  • 10:00 am  -  Low Mass and Kids’ Church

  • 6:00 pm  -  BCP Evensong or Taize and Benediction

May 9, 2016
  • 9:00 am  -  Parish Pantry

May 10, 2016
  • 9:00 am  -  Holy Eucharist

  • 6:30 pm  -  Mens Dinner

May 11, 2016
  • 7:00 am  -  Morning Prayer

  • 9:00 am  -  Holy Eucharist

  • 10:00 am  -  Bible Study

  • 6:00 pm  -  Bible Study

May 12, 2016
  • 1:00 pm  -  Craft Group

  • 5:00 pm  -  Choir Practice

  • 6:00 pm  -  Band Practice


BethlehemO little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie, Above thy deep and dreamless sleep, The silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth, The everlasting Light, The hopes and fears of all the years, Are met in thee tonight.~Philip BrooksSource: O little town of Bethlehem

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Samaritans is grateful for our ongoing partnership with the Metropolitan Players, who will again support our work in the community through the opening night of their 2016 production of Wicked. Awe-inspiring and spectacular, WICKED is the untold story [ReadOn...]

Recently, Samaritans hosted 15 young people at an SOS Camp held at Glenrock Lagoon, Newcastle. SOS camps aim to positive experience for both our Young People and Staff, giving them the opportunity to get to know each other better, while also…The post [ReadOn...]

It’s that time of year again, the 2016/17 Entertainment books are now ready to purchase! You can choose either a hard copy or a digital copy for your smart phone.  With a digital copy you can look up your nearest deals…The post Purchase Your Entertai [ReadOn...]

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