arts + faith

We offer many opportunities to explore
the intersection of the arts with faith.


Sunday, September 10th, at 5 p.m., St. John’s will present the second installment of Sunday Night Sessions— evenings with thought-provoking speakers in the Green-Meldrim House. Session 2 features “From Punk to Priesthood”–  Fr. James Bozeman with our own Fr. Jonathan Jameson. They will recount their journeys from their days on tour (with bands Luxury and Delta Spirit) to the priesthood. (To learn more about this story, see the video Parallel Love below.)  A $25 donation is suggested. Youth Group and childcare will be offered in Cranmer Hall.  Contact Fr. Jameson or the office with any questions and to reserve your place, or  to RSVP online, click the link below.





 Monthly Faith + Fiction                                           

One Wednesday a month, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Green-Meldrim House

Fr. Jameson and Heather Cross facilitate a discussion on the moral and theological issues surrounding a monthly book selection. The upcoming selections are:

  • September 13th, at 5:30 p.m. – The Murder at the Vicarage, Agatha Christie
  • (click here for the rest of this year’s schedule)

Previous titles include Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,  The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey; Descent Into Hell by Charles Williams; As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, Our Town, Thornton Wilder, and “Babette’s Feast” + “Sorrow Acre” by Isak Dinesen.

The group meets once a month (with March having two) at 5:30 p.m. in the Green-Meldrim House. Refreshments will be served. If you are planning to join the discussion, please email Fr. Jameson to let him know.




He was despised and rejected,
acquainted with grief

Outdoor Exhibit of Lenten Art

Man of Sorrows by artist Sean Marnul

Commissioned artwork was on display on the outside archway next to St. John’s Church. In his twelve expressionistic works of ink on paper, artist Sean Marnul took up the challenge of depicting the undepictable – the death of one who is not only the (visible) son of Mary but the (invisible) Son of God. For Marnul, it is in the figure of the one who is “disfigured” for us, that we learn who Christ truly is.


Living Creatures, a Local Arts + Faith Group

Living Creatures, a local arts + faith group that St. John’s is beginning to partner with, will be having an art exhibit this Friday, Feb. 3, from 6-8 p.m. at the Whitfield Center (106 E. 37th St., Savannah) featuring local oil painters.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. with light refreshments. At 7 p.m., Savannah painter Daniel Bonnell will give a visual presentation followed by a Q&A session. All are encouraged to attend and enjoy this evening filled with art.

The Art of Advent

December  2022

A three-week series exploring the theology of Christ through works of art (including an art exhibition in the colonnade by a Ukrainian iconographer).  (Image source: WikiArt, Annunciation by Fra Angelico)

Art Installation for Advent

Dawn on our Darkness: The Hidden Life of Jesus from the Annunciation to the Epiphany
St. John’s is presenting this installation which features six artworks by Ukrainian artist, Ivanka Demchuk. These modern iconographic works play on the starkness of the world as we encounter it — broken by sin and death — while also allowing the eternal to break through, even in the ordinary, with beauty and with “healing in his wings.” She writes of her work: “In my art, God comes to man again in human form.” Her artworks will be featured in the arches (or colonnade) at St. John’s through Epiphany.


Advent Devotional Recommendation

In conjunction with our Thursday evening Advent programming, the Rector and Associate Rector would like to recommend a daily devotional for this important time in the Church Year. The book, The Art of Advent by Jane Williams (theology professor and wife of Rowan Williams), offers daily theological reflections on beloved works of art from Advent through Epiphany. This is a wonderful way to begin each morning with our Lord as we prepare our hearts for his advent (coming), meditating on his nativity and anticipating his coming again.  To view online visit,