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For Visitors

What we believe

We believe that the church does not exist to tell people what to believe, but to make evident in whom to believe


Are you looking for a Church:

     that is clear about the Christian faith

     that is not preoccupied with secondary issues

     that stands in the rich tradition of Christian worship

     that encourages people to grow in the faith that they profess

     that believes we ought to live so as to make a difference in the world?


If you are looking for such a church, then the Episcopal Church is for you.

We welcome you and invite you into this faith and fellowship of Jesus Christ.

History of St. John's

St. John's Episcopal Church in Versailles, Kentucky, was officially established on June 29, 1847.

The current church building was consecrated on May 28, 1885.

The parish house and the chapel were consecrated in 1930, a gift from The Camden family. A columbarium was built at the north side of the church in 1987.


The church has had visits from two notable dignitaries. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, attended Morning Prayer on Trinity Sunday, May 25, 1986. Three years later, on May 14, 1989, the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush, worshipped unannounced at the 8 a.m. service in the Chapel. Plaques have been placed where the Queen and the President were seated to commemorate their visits.


The Rev. Alan Sutherland served 2004-2009. The Rev. Dr. Philip Linder served September 2011-October 2015. The Rev. Phillip Haug served as Interim Rector November 2015-February 2017. The Rev. Dana Lockhart served as Priest in Charge from March 2017-December 31, 2022. The parish is currently in transition, preparing for the Rector search process.

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