• Pastels on the Plaza October 2013
  • Special musical selection by the choir
  • Sunday School
  • Confirmation 2012
  • Saint Alban's


Grace and peace to you in our Lord Jesus Christ!

I am delighted to welcome you to our website. You will find here a window into the life and ministries of Saint Alban's. We are a community committed to Jesus Christ and carrying out His mission. For members of the parish I hope that you will find information and resources to support you in your daily life and ministry. For those new to Saint Alban's, this is an invitation to connect and join us as a community that bears Christ's name. In other words, I hope you will make the leap of faith from a virtual visit to an actual in-the-flesh visit. Come and see!

Many blessings,

The Rev. Sara L. Potter, Rector

Contact Us

St. Alban's Episcopal Church
1675 Chester Ave.
Arcata, California 95521
Phone 707-822-4102
Fax 707-822-4182

Regular Schedule

  • Holy Eucharist Rite I
    – 8:00 AM
  • Christian Education
    – 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
  • Holy Eucharist Rite II with music
    – 10:30 AM


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    St. Alban's is a community of disciples growing
    into the full maturity of Christ.

    Our mission is to be a community worshipping in the Episcopal tradition; devoted to God through prayer, study and action; faithful in welcoming the stranger; and serving the needs of our parish and beyond.

  • Did you remember your Pledge?

    The Stewardship In-gathering for 2016 is this Sunday, November 22 at both services.  If you have misplaced your plege card extras are avalaible in the Church entry way or call the Church office and one will be mailed to you.  Thank you for your generosity!

  • Thursdays in Advent--Holden Evening Prayer & Soup Supper

    Please join us Thursdays in Advent (December 3, 10 and 17) at 5:30 p.m. for Holden Evening Prayer—a simple sung setting of vespers in the sanctuary—followed by a meal of soup and bread and a simplified Eucharist in the Parish Hall.  Experience some joy and spirit as part of your Advent preparations. All are welcome.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall to help with bread and soup.

  • Blue Christmas-For Those Who Find Sorrow in the Holiday Season

    For those who find sadness during the midst of the holiday season, St. Alban’s invites them to its Blue Christmas Service on Saturday, December 19th at 4 p.m.  The worship service, which includes Communion, provides a quiet, honoring place for those whose hearts are heavy and a way to offer loss and sadness to God, while asking for God’s peace and healing.

  • Sanctuary: A Worship Service of Supper and Light

    Geared for those new to the faith, this service blends a meal, discussion and evening prayers by candlelight.  The theme for the December 13 service is simply God. Join us that Sunday at 4 p.m. and each second Sunday of the month.

   December 2015