the beauty of holiness


St. John the Evangelist, Calgary, is a traditional Roman Catholic parish of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter where we make a special welcome to Anglicans who are seeking to come home to the Catholic Church. Our Parish Priest is Father Robert Bengry and our Parochial Vicar (pro tempore) is Father Sean Beahen.

For 106 years we were a parish of the Anglican Diocese of Calgary but were received into the full communion of the Roman Catholic Church on 18 December 2011 as a response to Pope Benedict XVI Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus. We were canonically erected as one of the founding parishes of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter on 4 November 2014.

We are a family-friendly community where God the Holy Trinity is worshipped in the beauty of holiness. St. John’s is both a neighbourhood and a destination parish where the Catholic faith is passed on faithfully to this new generation. We seek, as a Catholic family, to grow together in holiness in the love of God and neighbour.

St. John’s century-old commitment to serving the people of Inglewood and the wider city of Calgary remains as firm as ever. Come and visit us and join our thriving community for worship, fellowship and good works.

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Attention Homeschooling families: Our homeschool enrichment programme and Montessori based pre-school is currently open for registration — we can take new students all through the school year. Visit holyhouse.net for more information! We’re looking forward to another excellent year of study at St. John’s.



come and worship at st. john’s

St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, located within the Diocese of Calgary, is a parish of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. We worship God the Holy Trinity with Sacral English and beautiful music in a manner that keeps ancient English Catholic tradition alive here in Calgary. We have an accent on the Catholicism found in England before the Protestant Reformation and on the spiritual patrimony that survived and sustained the faithful through it. But with all of that said, the faith expressed at St. John’s is not a ‘museum faith’ but is rather one that is lively and actively engages a culture that is largely indifferent to the Church that Christ founded two-thousand years ago. Discover the rich and deep traditions of the Church by worshipping with us! Click [here] for mass and confession times this week. All are welcome!

View the photograph gallery (taken at St. John’s) by clicking on the arrows below.



Mrs. Susan Travis is our Parish Secretary. She is normally in the office at Cross Hall on  Mondays and Thursdays from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.  The doors are often locked for security purposes, please ring the door-bell to the right of the doors. You can call us at: 403.265.5072 or if there is a pastoral emergency call: 5867 888 3655. Our email is: stjohn@calgaryordinariate.com.



Stay in the know

Keep in touch with us here at St. John’s, Calgary, by signing up to our e-newsletter and parish notices (delivered directly to your e-mail). We have a number of events taking place at St. John’s and, from time to time, special messages by our priest Fr. Bengry, as well as articles from parishioners and other authors. You wouldn’t want to miss our special Masses now would you?!



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