Frequently Asked Questions
Does St. John in the Wilderness have meeting space for members of the community?
Non-profit organizations can request meeting space in our library or parish hall by filling out the request form here. Click here to see our Usage Agreement, which sets out our Policies and Procedures and pricing.
Can non-members hold their weddings at St. John?
Because of the number of requests we receive to hold weddings at our historic church, it became necessary to make it a policy that only members of St. John and their immediate family will be married here.
Can anyone visit the church or the cemetery?
You are most welcome to visit. This is not only a site on the National Historic Register, but also a place of solitude and contemplation. Of course, you are also invited to attend our Sunday services. The church and the cemetery grounds are open to the public Tuesday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gates are locked at 4 p.m. Vehicles left in the parking lot after 4 p.m. may be locked in overnight.
Is there any way to find information for a tour by ourselves?
Brochures are available at the church entrances to assist you on a self-guided tour. You will find a history of the parish, information about our church activities, and a churchyard map with references to many of our historic families.
Can school groups visit the church?
Certainly, but please call the church office at (828) 693-9783 to schedule your visit.
May I bring a large group to the church for a tour?
Yes, but please notify the parish office at least one week in advance to be sure there are no conflicts. Docents for tours are available if you wish and may be scheduled through the church office.