Welcome to the webpage for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Northampton, MA. We are an active and engaged, inclusive and affirming church that is “Given to Hospitality”. Truly, wherever you are on your life’s journey, you are welcome here! We take to heart Jesus’ example of meeting people where they are and treating each person with dignity and compassion.
We recently completed an addition and renovation of our church and parish hall that has given us more space and a fully accessible space for all. The church is open during the weekdays for quiet contemplation and prayer, as well as for Bible study, lectio divina and Holy Eucharist on Sunday mornings and at midweek. We host several MANNA soup kitchen meals here each week. We share our space with recovery groups, musicians, scouts and the wider Pioneer Valley community. We especially enjoy being neighbors to Smith College and hosting our famous “Midnight Breakfast” before final exams each semester, and welcoming students to our “Puppies in the Parlor” visits where a romp with canine friends provides a chance to relax and chat.
The spiritual life of seeking and serving God spreads before us as a beautiful and complex tapestry. We hope you will join us as we explore, worship, and serve God in Christ and our neighbors. Welcome, welcome!
Rev. Dr. Julianne Buenting