St. John’s Church

commentary by David Campbell

St. John’s Church is many things to many Tallahasseans. Founded in 1829, the church has been in the same location since 1837, and the present structure dates from 1888. For me, it is a spiritual sanctuary in the heart of our city. Although an Episcopalian for all of my adult life, I came to St. John’s only 14 years ago and discovered a community of faith that was warm, caring and vibrant. The rich worship experience, which includes an extraordinary music program, and the parish’s outreach into the community are among the reasons I call St. John’s my spiritual home. There is such beauty in this historical place and a legacy of families that have called this lovely church their home for generations.