Guided tour St. John’s Lutheran Church: Oct 28th

October 2, 2020By

Dear ladies,

in October, we would like to invite you to a special tour to St. Johns Lutheran Church (Svētā Jāņa Evaņģēliski luteriskā baznīca), guided by Pastor Gints.

  • When: October 28th
  • Time: 11.00am
  • Location: It is located in the center of Old Town in Riga. Between the shopping centre “Galerija Centrs” and St. Peter’s church at Skarnu Street 24. Entrance is through a small street between Skarnu street and Jana seta. We will gather before the tour at the door on the Skarnu Street side. 

St.John’s Church is the oldest house of worship in Riga. The church was  built in the 13th century as a chapel for the monastery when Bishop Albert took up residence in Riga. After expanding over many centuries, St. John’s today is one of the most visited churches in Old Town. Visitors are met with the very unique and ornate net vaulted ceiling (as shown in photo).

Almost 60 years later, in 1582, a Latvian congregation acquired the church. With Riga’s great city fire on 31 May 1677, but also during the 18th century St. John’s Church sustained damage several times and was reconstructed.

It is located in the center of Old Town in Riga. Between the shopping centre “Galerija Centrs” and St. Peter’s church – with the longest church tower in Riga – at Skarnu Street 24. 

Worship in English 

Since Covid restrictions have been lifted, St. John’s has started offering English speakers an opportunity to meet together and worship God. They are holding services on the first and third Sundays of the month at 12:30. Sermons will be preached by Pastor Charles or Latvian Pastor Gints. 

Learn more about St. Johns Church: http://www.iwcr.lv/english-worship-service-riga/

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