The priest in charge of Holy Cross has always exercised responsibility and oversight of St. John’s. Worship services are held on Sunday mornings from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. Occasionally, services of Compline or Evensong are offered. Directions to St. John's can be found here. Those who participate include members of Holy Cross who enjoy the change-of-pace of a less formal worship experience in the summer. Others are seasonal residents of Valle Crucis or visitors to the area, and some are folks who have little or no church affiliation but find St. John‘s to be a welcoming, safe place to ask questions of faith.
The beauty of St. John’s architecture and setting has lured many artists and photographers to choose it as their subject. It has also become a popular site for weddings. Some who married here return for a visit on a summer Sunday. There’s no heating system nor piano, but a "new" antique organ was recently installed. The church’s wooden walls provide marvelous acoustics for worship music which might include flute, fiddle, banjo, guitar, harmonica, bass, keyboard or voice.
The St. John's Summer Concerts are held the first Sunday of each summer month, beginning in June. Concerts are at 5 p.m. and cost $5.00 per person. Children's admission is free. All are welcome.
2018 Concerts include Singin' in the Valle on May 27, Trio Dohnanyi on July 1, Kolodner Trio on August 5 and Four Leaf Peat on September 2. Please click here for photos and detailed information on each group.
122 Skiles Way Banner Elk 28604 In the heart of Valle Crucis
Holy Eucharist at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Nursery is available during both services.