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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

Office Hours
  • 9 a.m. to 12 noon
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
  • 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
  • Morning Prayer
    – 7:30 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.

  • Lent Madness

    If you’re looking for a Lenten discipline that is fun, educational, occasionally goofy, and always joyful, join St. Alban's on the Lent Madness journey this year! Sign up at lentmadness.org to participate.

    With its unique blend of competition, learning, and humor, Lent Madness allows participants to be inspired by the ways in which God has worked through the lives of saintly souls across generations and cultures. Throughout Lent, thirty-two saints will do battle to win the coveted Golden Halo. Based loosely on the NCAA basketball tournament of a similar name, this online devotion pits saints against one another in a bracket as voters choose their favorites throughout this penitential season. 

    This year Lent Madness features an intriguing slate of saints ancient and modern, Biblical and ecclesiastical. 2018 heavyweights include John the Evangelist, Margaret of Scotland, Richard Hooker, Katharina von Bora, and the apostles Peter and Paul.

    Here’s how it works: Beginning February 15 on the weekdays of Lent, information about two different saints is posted at lentmadness.org where you can sign up to have the posts delivered to your inbox by email. Each pairing remains open for 24 hours as participants read about and then vote to determine which saint moves on to the next round. Sixteen saints make it to the Round of the Saintly Sixteen; eight advance to the Round of the Elate Eight; four make it to the Faithful Four; two to the Championship; and the winner is awarded the coveted Golden Halo.

    Lent needn’t be all doom and gloom. After all, what could be more joyful than a season specifically set aside to get closer to Jesus Christ?

    For more information, contact Mother Nancy.

  March 2018