St John’s Anglican is set in the heart of Walmer, our Vision is to welcome all those who belong to the family of God and to walk with those who are new to the faith. We aim to grow spiritually through the Gospel, regular services and small group activities which are vibrant and full of expectation. We offer a community that is focussed on children and developing young adults into mature followers of Jesus Christ. We believe the Lord has placed us in a society that is responsible for the upliftment, love and care of those in the community who are less fortunate than ourselves. We have an amazing concern for mission within the borders of South Africa, Lesotho and as far afield as Egypt and Sudan. If you are new, please click on the I’m new section to find out how you can become part of the St John’s community.
The first foundation stone was laid on the 23rd of April 1881 and the Church was consecrated by Bishop Merriman on the 3rd of Sept of that same year. The first resident minister was Revd A.H.D Cass. The name St John’s was given to the church, as the journey to Walmer from the then Port Elizabeth was seen as a trip into the wilderness following in the footsteps of John the Baptist. After the 1st World War, the community of Walmer worked hard to build the Memorial Hall to commemorate the men and women of Walmer who had died in service. After many alterations and upgrades the old church was finally demolished and the present building erected in 1956. The building was consecrated in 1968 during the ministry of Canon Ron Taylor.