St. John’s Church began in July 1884 when seven vestry members of Trinity Church, joined by other members of that colonial parish, began a movement that would lead to the formation of St. John’s Church. These members disagreed with new ideas from the Oxford movement being taught by Trinity’s rector. The original church was located at the corner of Court and London. In 1897, St. John’s applied for a building permit, to construct the current church building at the corner of London and Washington Streets. Built with rose granite from Salisbury, North Carolina. the worship space dwells between the magnificent rose window and the glorious Tiffany window that depicts Jesus with his hands outstretched in welcome. The Parish Hall next door was built in 1915.
St. John's Church began in July 1884 when seven vestry members of Trinity Church began a movement that would lead to the formation of St. John’s Church.