St. John’s Episcopal Church stands in the historic Madison Square, welcoming worshipers to various services throughout the week. It was founded in 1840 to help increase the Episcopal presence in Georgia and to provide a first bishop of the diocese. Stephen Elliot Junior was consecrated as Bishop of Georgia in February 1841 and St. John’s first building soon followed.
When the large congregation began to outgrow the original building, the current building was established just across from the historic Green-Meldrim House, which is now the church’s parish house. The dramatic Gothic design with dark wood and rich colors mesh together to create a peaceful atmosphere while the melodic St. John’s bells add a gentle harmony to the surrounding neighborhood.
Guests to the church are often moved by its quiet beauty and enjoy learning about its long presence in the Savannah community.