Got questions? Here are answers to some of the basic questions about visiting and worshiping with us at St. John’s.
St. John’s Episcopal Church is located at 48 Elm Street on the edge of the Smith College campus in beautiful downtown Northampton, Massachusetts.
From Interstate 91 (North or South) take exit 18-Route 5 North for one mile. Turn left onto MA Route 9 westbound. Continue to follow MA 9 west for one half mile. St. John’s is on left hand side of the road just beyond the Smith Art Museum.
During this time of pandemic, we have needed to change our service times and modes of worship frequently. Please refer to our home page for the most up-to-date worship times.
9:00 a.m. Hybrid Holy Eucharist In-Person & on Facebook
11:00 a.m. Participatory Service on ZOOM
Christmas, Easter, and Summer have a special worship schedules. Please check the website.
7:00 p.m. Taizé [link to Taize page], first Wednesday of the month
Sunday morning services generally run between an hour and an hour and 15 minutes depending on whether there are special events during the service such as baptisms or special music.
The Wednesday prayer service and Taizé each usually last around 45 minutes.
We have a very active education program for all ages. Our Church School program serves children ages 3 years+ and the youth program is for children 13 years through high school. Contact our office at 413-584-1757 for more information.
Nothing brings us all together like a hot cup of coffee and a little something to eat. The parlor in the Parish Hall is where we gather. You can find your way there by using the exit at the front left of the church. After both the 8:00 am and 10:00 am services there is a full coffee hour with hot drinks and snacks. The room is handicap accessible. There’s always plenty of chit-chat—be sure you stop by. It’s a great way to meet new people!
We hope you will find answers to most of your questions on our website. Also check the pews for our Visitor’s packets that offer additional information about St. John’s and the Episcopal Church and complete the Welcome card.
St. John’s also publishes a digital newsletter, The E-Eagle. You can get added to the email list here:
Please don’t hesitate to contact the church office at (413) 584-1757 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We’ll be happy to help.
There is no set dress code at St. John’s, except to wear clothes. If it’s comfortable and respectful to others, then you’re wearing the right thing. [
Yes, both the church and parish hall are fully accessible.
A handicap ramp is located on the left side of the church as you face it. On entering that side door, go straight to enter the parish hall or take an immediate right into the short hallway that will lead you into the church. Once in the church, there are 4 short pews visible from the main aisle that will accommodate wheelchairs and companion seating.
Handicap accessible bathrooms are available at the rear left of the church (as you face the front), as well as in the parish hall. Ask an usher if you need help finding them.
Handicap parking is available next to the handicap ramp, as well as in the semi-circle immediately in front of the church.
If you are attending one of our Sunday services and come to coffee hour after the service, there is an accessible serving table set up in the parlor so that those with mobility devices can have easy access to serve themselves.