• Education for Ministry Graduates
  • Preparing for Easter
  • St. Alban's Episcopal Church
  • Work day at the Church
  • Ordination of Deacon Cindy Woods
  • Procession to Bless the Mosaic
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Christmas Pageant
  • Ashes to Go
  • Pastels on the Plaza
  • Easter Vigil 2021
  • Ordination of Deacon Cindy Woods
  • Lighting the Easter flame
  • St. Alban's at Pride
  • Caring for God's Creation - Solar Panels on the Church


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

  • 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday


  • Holy Eucharist I
    – 8:00 AM
  • Holy Eucharist III
    – 10:30 AM
  • Social Hour (following service; outdoors)
    – 12:00 PM


  • Morning Prayer (Zoom)
    – 8:30 AM
  • Compline (Zoom)
    – 8:00 PM


  • Morning Prayer (Zoom)
    – 8:30 AM
  • Bible Study (Zoom)
    – 6:30 PM
  • Compline (Zoom)
    – 8:00 PM


  • Morning Prayer
    – 8:30 AM
  • Compline (Zoom)
    – 8:00 PM


  • Who Are We?

    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.

    As a Welcoming Church, we fully welcome transgender, gay, lesbian, and bisexual people, including their participation in all areas and at all levels in the life of the congregation.

  • New Beginnings BBQ - Saturday, September 24

    Thank you to everyone who joined us for our New Beginnings BBQ.  It was a joyful and spirit filled occasion under sunny skies.  We treated Bishop Megan to good St. Alban's style hospitality.  If you went away hungry that was your own dang fault!

  • Sacred Saunter - Saturday, October 1

    The October Sacred Saunter will be at Sequoia Park in Eureka, CA on Saturday, October 1 at 11 a.m.  The saunter will commemorate St. Francis of Assisi and include a blessing of the animals so bring your beloved critters scaly, feathered or furry. Stay tuned for more details.

  • Town Hall Meeting - Sunday, October 9

    On Sunday, October 9 the Vestry of St. Alban’s is inviting you to our first ever town hall meeting. There will be one service that morning at 9:30 a.m. followed the townhall meeting in the sanctuary and lunch in parish hall. This is an opportunity for the Vestry and other leaders to share with the congregation on matters ranging from staffing to finances to new ministry initiatives and for the Vestry to receive feedback from the congregation as they plan for the coming year. Please let us know if there are specific topics you would like to learn more about.  There is a suggested donation of $5 for lunch.

    The schedule for the morning is:

    9:30a.m. Worship

    11 a.m.  Townhall Meeting & Sunday School

    12 noon  Lunch

    Please RSVP for lunch by calling or emailing the church office (707-822-4102 or officesec@stalbansarcata) by Wednesday, October 5.

  • Retirement Party for Carolyn Willis - Sunday, October 16

    Please join us for a reception on Sunday, October 16 following the 10:30 a.m. service to honor parish secretary Carolyn Willis.  Carolyn is retiring after 9 ½ years of service.  She has been an absolute gift to the congregation, and we want to thank her properly for her years of dedication and service. If you would like to contribute to a gift for Carolyn, please make payment to St. Alban’s with “parish secretary” in the memo.

  • Sunday Worship

    Sunday worship services are held at 8:00 and 10:30 am. in person at the church. The 8:30 service follows the form for the Holy Eucharist (Rite 1) in the Book of Common Prayer, which is available in the pews at church and also available online at bcponline.org.  The 10:30 service includes singing and music, and childcare is available for children age 5 and under. 

    The Sunday Bulletin for the 10:30 service is available at the church and can also be downloaded in advance here.  We are on an extended break from livestreaming. When we resume, services will be available on the St. Albans Arcata YouTube channel (link opens in a new window).  If you are interested in helping with this important ministry, please contact the church office by email or phone!

  • Covid Protocols

    Related to the update from the Humboldt County Health Department on February 15, 2022 that masks are no longer mandated but recommended for those who are vaccinated, St. Alban’s will adopt this change on Sunday, February 20, 2022.

    Our policy will be that:

    • Masks are recommended but not required for those who are vaccinated.
    • Masks are required for those who are not vaccinated
    • Social distancing is encouraged.
    • Windows and doors will be open for ventilation.
  • Communications Survey

    The St. Alban’s Communications Survey was emailed to everyone on the church email list on May 23, 2022, and results collected through June 10, 2022 (extended an extra week). Forty-one surveys were submitted though not everyone answered every question. The survey, survey results, answers to the narrative questions, and Vestry Report on the results are available at the links provided.

  • Morning Prayer

    Morning Prayer is a service of the Daily Office, and one of the anchors of our Episcopal/Anglican tradition.  Mondays and Wednesdays, Morning Prayer meets at 8:30 am via Zoom, and on Fridays at 8:30 am, we will meet at the church in-person, with candles, vestments, and chanting – and then coffee in the kitchen, all together! If you would like to join us online, contact Mother Nancy at revnancysstreufert@gmail.com for the Zoom invitation. To participate fully in the service, you will need a Book of Common Prayer, a 1982 Hymnal, and a Bible (NRSV) to share in the readings. All are welcome! 

  • Compline

    Please join us Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 8 p.m. for Compline via Zoom. In this short service (15 minutes) from the Prayer Book, we offer thanks for the day that is past and ask God for restful sleep.  Contact Deacon Cindy by email at cmwoods1730@gmail.com if you wish to join us.

  October 2022  
Upcoming Events


8:15 AM






Sacred Ground (via Zoom)
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


EfM (via Zoom)
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


  October 2022  
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