New to the Church?
This section is aimed at members of the Anglican or wider Christian Church who are new to St John's. It also aims to answer some of the questions you might have if you've never been inside a church in your life and you're wondering what happens in a church service, or what Christianity is all about - follow the link at the bottom of the page to find our Beginner's Guide to the Anglican Church.
Where is St John's Roslyn?St John's is located on the corner of Highgate and Wright Street in Roslyn, a block to the north of the Roslyn Bridge. Our Contact Information page gives our telephone and e-mail details. If you're new to Dunedin, one of the links on that page is to the City of Dunedin website, where you can find street maps and other visitor information.
St John's Roslyn: Ground Plan
* Kataluma: a Greek word meaning a large communal room. The word appears in two places in the New Testament; in the story of the birth of Jesus, where it is usually mistranslated as 'inn', and in the account of the Last Supper, where it is used to describe the upper room where Jesus and His disciples shared a meal.
There is usually plenty of space to park in the streets around St John's. Limited parking is available in the church grounds for staff and people with limited mobility.
Who can come to St John's?Anyone! You don't have to be an Anglican, or even a Christian, to attend our services. Visitors are always welcome, and baptised members of any Christian denomination are free to receive Holy Communion.
What if I've never been in a church before?In the words of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Don't Panic. St John's Roslyn is a non-threatening environment. You won't be bullied into becoming a Christian on the spot. There are no membership fees, you don't have to fill in any forms (unless you want to be on the Parish Roll), and we don't even have a dress code. (Only Bishops wear hats in church nowadays.)
For more information about what goes on in a church service, please click on the link to our Beginner's Guide to the Anglican Church, below.