Holy week at St. John’s

April 2nd: Palm Sunday

9 & 11am: Services which begins in the parish house, and ends in the cemetery with the cross.

4pm: St. John’s choir and friends will offer a Solemn Choral Concert. The Seven Last Words of Christ by Theodore Dubois will be sung with full choir, soloists, Brad Norris at the organ and cello and oboe accompaniment. Each word spoken from the cross is set to dramatic and poignant music.

April 6th: Maundy Thursday

7pm: Our Maundy Thursday service will include the washing of feet at our 7pm service. After communion, the chancel is stripped as a symbol of Jesus’ humiliation that is to come after his betrayal.

April 7th: Good Friday

12pm: Our service will follow the Prayer Book liturgy with psalms, readings, prayers and suffrages.

5pm: Good Friday Walk with the Cross where St. John’s will be joining about 10 other local churches to journey around downtown Hampton. We will move to different stations and share scripture and song. We begin at 5pm at in the parking lot of First Baptist and conclude at St. John’s.

April 9th: Easter Sunday

9 & 11am: Both of our Easter Services of Resurrection will feature our full choir.

10am: The Annual Easter Egg Hunt. All children 5th grade and younger are invited to participate. Have your children bring a basket and gather at the steps of the parish hall following the early service.

12pm: Festive Easter coffee hour.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Hampton, Virginia

A Church is not a museum for saints but a hospital for sinners.

St. John’s is a historic church. If you saw it from the outside, surrounded by an equally historic cemetery, you might mistake it for a museum. It is so much more.

It is a place of grace, growth, and healing. It is a place to hear the word of God and then be equipped to share that word. It is a place that welcomes and values all the children of God. It is place that honors our heritage but strives to move forward and outward.


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Hampton, VA 23669


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