June 2019
March 2023

St John's United Church

An "Affirming" or very gay-friendly United Church since the 1990s. They were Q-friendly in the 1990s, possibly before, and became officially Affirming in 2007.

Location: 6025 Stanley St

Consult the website for service times or to book a meeting with the minster.

Full Wayves Magazine article here.

See ReligionLinks for other gay friendly Churches.


June 2019
June 2019
Hosted the SafeHarbourChurch Christmas Dinner for many years.
1998 circa
DanielMacKay gets the bells working again after them being silent for... 40? years. Story and photos here.
September 23, 2007
After a decade of discussions, officially became Affirming1
January 4, 2009
2570 Windsor St (at Willow) has reached the end of its life. Today was the last service. The congregation's meetings moved to Lilian Piercey Concert Hall at the Maritime Conservatory of Music
Dan Conlin took some photos on this day; they are on line here. Dan writes: I selected exterior views that have the welcoming rainbow on the sign and threw in a couple of the march to the new location at Chebucto School.
February, 2011
SPIRITPlace is proposed as a re-use for the lot: a re-sized church plus a 65-unit LGBT-friendly housing development. See the December, 2010 and March, 2011 WayvesMagazine articles. The plan was eventually scuttled by the church's Willow Street neighbours with concerns about traffic, shading etc.
The building was sold for $1.35M; on June 7, 2019 it got the wrecking ball.
The congregation moved into their new space on Stanley Street

Tags: NeedsResearchCategory: a history of becoming Affirming. AlStewart talks about it in his interview.


1. Corr with AnnePeers?, "I presented them with their certificate"