The Episcopal Church of St John the Baptist in Aptos, CA serving Santa Cruz County


Welcome to St. John’s

We invite you to get to know us and discover your place here among us. We are a  community that looks to the life and ministry of Jesus to better understand and enter into the heart of God. Jesus spoke out against injustice and poverty, Jesus healed friend and foe, Jesus broke bread with the rich and poor, Jesus points to the wideness of God’s compassion. We celebrate the wonderful diversity of human kind and we seek to do that in faithfulness to the baptismal command to respect the dignity of every human being. We strive to include a place for everyone around God’s table and believe there should be no outcasts in the Episcopal Church. Our campus is completely accessible and barrier free.

St. John’s has called a new Rector

Lent/Easter Season

Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the Lenten Season, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count). Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.

On Ash Wednesday (1 March) St. John’s will have two services – 7:20 am and 12:10 pm.  At these services, the minister will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers. We make the ashes for Ash Wednesday from the palm crosses from the prior year’s Palm Sunday. 7:00 pm service is at Resurrection Church, with Lutheran, Roman Catholic, La Selva Community Church, Episcopal congregations joining.

Lenten Soup Supper and Book Study, 4 Wednesdays, 6 pm, beginning Mar 15 through April 5, more on the Gospel of John ( begun during Epiphany) using the study “Unusual Healings” written by Adam Thomas, with DVD presentations and readings.

Remainder of Easter Schedule to be posted shortly.


  • The Interim Time in a Parish August 2015

    Dear Friends,

    The interim time in a parish offers an opportunity for the community to discover its passion for the mission Christ gives to us. It is a time full of promise and possibility. Traveling with you in this interim journey is my joy and privilege. As we make the interim journey the community will have ample opportunity to remember the amazing gifts of grace that have been part of the congregation’s life and to envision the future mission of the St. John’s community.

    In this interim journey all of us will have ministries to carry out. I will serve . . . → Read More: The Interim Time in a Parish August 2015