McGaughey Organ Concert 2023

We are pleased to announce that St. John’s Presbyterian Church will be holding the McGaughey Organ Concert on Friday, May 5th at 7:00 PM. This year’s recipient of the McGaughey Memorial Organ Prize is Samuel Lee. Samuel is a graduate of McGill University for Organ Performance and is currently a doctoral candidate at McGill studying organ performance with Isabelle Demers.

The McGaughey Memorial Organ Prize is given to a promising student of the organ. It is funded from the investment income derived from a bequest received from the estate of the late Isabella McGaughey (1910 – 1996). Recommended by their department head, students, in order to receive the prize, perform a concert on St. John’s organ. The student is to demonstrate artistic ability, competent skill, and noteworthy talent, as well as to showcase the nature and quality of our instrument. The successful student is chosen from a faculty of music from our area.

Join us in the sanctuary for a night of music played on our beloved 1136 pipe organ! Admission is Free and open to all.

CHRI One on One with St. John’s Presbyterian Church

Thanks to CHRI for their great interview with Rev. Ian Johnston at St. Johns

One on One with St. John's Presbyterian

CHRI's Dianne Van Der Putten chats with Rev. Ian Johnston of St John's Presbyterian Church.The Church is doing amazing things everywhere and we want people to know about it! Hear from local Pastors as they share about their unique church family and how they’re reaching the community. Our desire is to encourage, uplift and support churches in the Ottawa region. One on One with the Church.Sponsored by Adam’s Airport Inn and Geert's Roofing

Posted by CHRI Radio on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Teen Alpha Postponed

Due to inclement weather, the Teen Alpha scheduled for April 15th, 2018 has been postponed. Teen Alpha will start Sunday, May 6th.

Teen Alpha is an opportunity to learn more about yourself and your part in life.
It consists of videos and discussions.

Did I mention, there will be desserts and drinks?

Come out and bring a friend.
The program will be covered over 6 sessions and will run on Sundays:

  • May 6th
  • May 20th
  • May 27th
  • June 3rd
  • June 10th
  • June 24th

Upcoming Events

As 2018 quickly approaches, there are a few upcoming events we would like to highlight.

  • January 19: Robbie Burns Dessert Night ($10 per ticket)
  • February 25: Youth Legion Chicken Dinner and Silent Auction ($15 per ticket)
  • March 10: St. Patrick’s Day Supper and Music ($20 per ticket)

All the event details are listed in our calendar of events! For more information on these fundraising events, please contact either the office or Debbie Plant! We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

Lighting the Advent Candle… 40 Years Later

A Historic Event… Forty years ago, the Reverend Dr. Rennie, started the Christmas Candle lighting tradition at St. John’s. The Libbey family was invited to light the first candle and their daughter, Heather, who would normally be in nursery school at that time, stayed upstairs to light the very first Christmas Candle. Thanks to the Reverend Ian Johnston and the Plant family, Erin Libbey, niece and goddaughter of Heather, was invited to light the first Christmas Candle this year. The Reverend Dr. Rennie, can be seen in the photo sitting in the first row.

New Elders

On Sunday, November 26th, 2017, 10 Elders were ordained or reinstated. A great time for a group photo of our Elders, Minister, Minister Emeritus and Ministers in Association. Not all Elders were present but a great group photo none the less.

Noël Classiqu’Arts SDG Christmas

Are you still awestruck from the concert in the St. Raphael’s Ruins this past summer? Are you looking for a way to continue that feeling right into the 2018 new year? Look no further!

Classiqu’Arts SDG Productions Presents:

A Classiqu’Arts SDG Christmas featuring traditional Christmas classics performed by renowned musicians.

This concert will be performed at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Cornwall (see poster or Facebook event for details)

Tickets are 25$ and available online: or by calling St. John’s Presbyterian Church (613) 932-8693.

Hurry! Tickets tend to sell out quick for our events!


Vous avez toujours de bons souvenirs de Classiqu’Arts 150 en août dernier aux Ruins de St-Raphaël?

Vous en voulez du pareil au même? Prenez donc connaissance de ce qui suit!

Les productions Classiqu’Arts SD&G présentent:

Noël Classiqu’Arts; un concert de musique classique avec la musique Noël traditionnelle, interprétée par des artistes renommés.

Le concert sera présenté le 9 décembre 2017 à 19 h à l’Église St. John’s Presbyterian à Cornwall.

Les billets sont disponibles en ligne: ou à l’Église St. John’s (613) 932-8693.

Ne tardez pas, les billets disparaîtrons rapidement!

Elder Nominations

TO: All Communicant Members of St. John’s


Sunday, October 8, 2017 is the last day to submit nominations for new Elders

*You may nominate UP TO 12

*1 nomination ballot per person being nominated

*Each ballot must by placed inside the small envelope and then inside the large envelope with your name on the outside

Let us keep all our leaders in prayer