St John's Roslyn is a parish within the Anglican Diocese of Otago and Southland. The parish covers the Dunedin suburbs of Roslyn, Belleknowes, Maori Hill, Kaikorai, Wakari, Halfway Bush and Helensburgh, and currently has a roll of about 350 people.
Churches sometimes adopt some of the characteristics of their patron saint, and the Parish of Saint John the Evangelist is no exception. John's Gospel is the most literate and carefully-reasoned of all the Gospels. We believe that intelligent, informed reasoning, as well as scripture, is a path towards the truth. The long tradition of the Christian Church is important to us as well. We try to keep these three things - faith, reason and tradition - properly in balance, and the result is a healthy, growing parish. St John's is not a church where you need to leave your brain at the door. Neither is it a church where you put your soul in a box in the porch as you leave, and forget about God for the rest of the week.