A welcoming and affirming parish

We are a community of faith that celebrates its diversity as we strive to live into our Baptismal Covenant and Mission Statement.

St. John’s Episcopal Church Royal Oak is a faith community of about 500 parishioners who come from all over the metropolitan Detroit area. We are conveniently located a mile north of I-696 at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and Eleven Mile Road, we come from Oakland, Wayne (including Detroit), Macomb and Livingston counties.

In January, 2016, we officially and unanimously adapted this statement affirming our welcome of all people. St. John's is a Believe Out Loud Congregation. Believe Out Loud

Welcoming Statement

Welcome! We are St. John's, a parish that invites you to enter the open doors of our community and warmly embraces you when you do.

At St. John's, our history has taught us that accepting and embracing true diversity is challenging. As a result, we have come to claim a firm, undying commitment to inclusion. So here is our invitation to you: regardless of your cultural background, ethnicity, gender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or heterosexual identity, economic status, physical or cognitive ability - you will not be labeled, singled out or excluded here. You will be welcomed, affirmed, embraced and celebrated! We will be better because you are here.