The church of Saint John the Evangelist, located closer to the central and coastal area of St. Raphaël, was funded through U.S.P.G. to address the growing needs of the English-speaking population. The building was consecrated in 1907 by the Bishop of Gibraltar.
In the 1920’s, with increasing English language tourism and residency, it became necessary to expand St. John’s; the nave was extended and the tower added, to give the appearance that we see today. Plaques in the church show that the altar was given in memory of Eileen Dudgeon and Annie E Chance in 1927. The altar rails were donated in the same year in memory of Charles Bertram Smales, I.F.S. of Whitby, who died in Agay.