Jan 01, 1886St. John’s, Springfield St. John’s, Springfield Leave a Comment / By Staff / January 1, 1886 St. John’s was established under Bishop Robertson in 1886. The Rev. M.M. Moore was its first priest. Diocesan Timeline Related 'St. John’s, Springfield' Topics Timeline Tagged Founding of a church | St. John's - Springfield Click or tap on a topic or tag to see similar posts.