1490 Mark Thomas Drive Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 375-4463
Bob Ott, priest at St. John's Chapel in Monterey
St.John’s Chapel entrance
Choir from St. John's Chapel in Monterey, CA

Welcome to St. John's Chapel in Monterey

St. John’s is a loving community of Christians who strive to share and celebrate the grace of God. We have been part of the Monterey community since 1891 and our congregation has welcomed military, international, and Central Coast families for generations.



What is St. John's Chapel About?

icon_crossA traditional parish

St. John’s Chapel is an Episcopalian parish that worships using the traditional 1928 Book of Common Prayer.


icon_bibleA family-focused parish
We conduct Sunday School for adults as well as for parents and their children before the 10:30 am service.


icon_footprintsOn mission to follow Christ
Our mission is to follow Christ, to worship God, and to work and pray and give for the spread of his kingdom.



Christian Education

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 14 – Vestry Meeting – Centennial Hall – 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 15 – Jim Taylor Committal service – Monterey Cemetery – 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 17 – VBS Staff Leader Planning – Parish Hall – 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, June 18 – Father’s Day observed at services
Saturday, June 24 – VBS volunteer training – Parish Hall – 9 a.m. – Noon
Wednesday, June 28 – Parish Breakfast – 8 a.m.
Friday, June 30 – Parish Movie Night
Saturday, July 8 – VBS Set-up day
July 10th – 14th – VBS from 9:30 a.m. to noon: Maker Fun Factory “Created by God; built for a purpose.”

A message from Bob: Bonnie and I returned from a 40 day and night (very biblical )sabbatical on Thursday and want to praise the entire parish membership for the superb job you have done in our absence keeping everything running smoothly and effectively at St. John’s. Very few parishes have the spiritual maturity and ability to accomplish all that you have done while we were away. Well done good and faithful servants!

VBS is only about a month away! We need lots of help in all activity areas. Volunteer for a specific day for a couple of hours …or for the whole week! At the conclusion of VBS each day we will all eat a hot lunch together prepared by the folks at San Pablo. What fun! Would you volunteer for this wonderful ministry? Let VBS Director Bettina Hohmann or Fr. Bob know. We’ll sign you right up!

Hello There!

Some of the friendly faces you may see at St. John's Chapel

Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever

Psalm 146:6