Boat Taxi to Sunday Services
For the first time in decades, the Chapel will be providing taxi service on Sunday mornings for people needing a ride to the church docks in Deep Cove. For details, please click on the tab “Taxi boat for Sunday Services” above.
The Chapel will be open for visitors every Sunday after the morning services until 2:00 p.m. For those who cannot make the service, you are welcome to visit with us and tour the Chapel. The bell tower above the second floor, however, will continue to be closed due to the potential hazards associated with this 121 year old structure.
Chapel Opening Workday
The opening workday is scheduled for Sunday May 26, starting at 10:00 a.m.. Rain date is Monday May 27th, same time. Volunteer helpers are welcome. This is a good way to meet members of the Chapel community as they open and clean the Chapel for the season.
Gentle Hatha yoga will again be taught at the Chapel this summer by Linda Hopper on Monday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. during July and August. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience level. The cost is by donation for the benefit of the Chapel.
The preliminary phase of an exhibit of Chapel History will be undertaken, beginning in June of this year. It will be located on the second floor of the bell tower. The initial exhibit will focus upon the earliest years of St. John’s during the 1920s and 1930s. Over time, a more comprehensive museum will be developed covering all aspects of Chapel history. The exhibit will be open to the public after Sunday services.
St. John’s Woodland Village
The southern side yard of the Chapel property will again be made available for enterprising youngsters to build miniature log cabins in our St. John’s Woodland Village for visiting children. The Village is intended to embody the all embracing spirit of our church family and the bonds we all share in the shadow of this beautiful sanctuary. The Village will also commemorate the earliest community of farmers on Bear Island, the very first of whom, Robert Bryant, built his initial house – a log cabin – c. 1802 on this very hill top. By the 1830s, there were more than a half dozen families living year-round on South Bear. Everyone is welcome to join in. The Village structures will need to be made only with locally found, natural materials and kept within small size guidelines.