St. John the Baptist Church Accessible

Berkeley , California

St. John the Baptist Church

Founded 1936

Diocese: Diocese of the West

Deanery: Pacific Central Deanery


1900 Essex St
Berkeley, California 94703

Parish Contacts

Home: 510-845-2944
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


General Location
St John the Baptist Church is located on the corner of Essex and Adeline Sts in Berkeley, CA.

by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
Exit at the Ashby station on the Richmond line.  The Church is located two doors from the east BART parking lot.

by freeway
Take the Ashby exit on Interstate 80 and drive toward the Berkeley hills.  Turn right on Adeline St.  The Church is about one block on the left.

from downtown Berkeley
Go south on Shattuck Ave and veer off on Adeline St until you come to Essex.

Schedule of Services

Services are held in English and Slavonic, and the parish follows the Old Calendar.

6:00 PM Vigil.
Saturday Evening

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

For a complete list of upcoming services, please visit the parish website.

Parish Background

The parish’s first services were held in 1923.  The parish was registered by 1938, making 1998 our diamond jubilee (60th and 75th).  The present church building was acquired in 1950.