To the Glory of God and for the Common Good.

                                           -- Mission Statement

                                            adopted June, 2010


Welcome to St. John’s Episcopal Church! Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Sundays at 8:00 am & 10:00 am.  Choral Evensong is offered on the first Sunday of each month at 4:00 pm, during the academic year.  (Nursery care is provided during the 10:00 am service and during Choral Evensong).      

Since 1835, the Parish of St. John’s has been worshiping and serving God, both from within our Church family and within our community of Bangor, Maine.  We conduct traditional Episcopal services in our historic gothic building high atop State Street Hill at 225 French Street.  We have a notable choir who has a reputation for fine music-making in the Anglican choral tradition.  Please join us as we worship in prayer and song!  

Lenten Services at St. John's

Mon-Fri in Lent, 9:00 am - Morning Prayer (Oratory)

Mon-Fri in Lent, 5:15 pm - Evening Prayer (Oratory)

Fridays in Lent, 6:30 pm - Centering Prayer (Library)

Saturdays in Lent, 4:00 pm - Confessions (Chapel)

Sundays in Lent, 8:00 am - Holy Eucharist, Rite I with hymns

                          10:00 am - Sung Eucharist, Rite II with choir

Holy Week Services at St. John's

Palm Sunday, 3/29, 10:00 am - Music by Bruckner, Blackwell and Buxtehude

Maundy Thursday, 4/2, 7:00 pm - Music by Messiaen, Duruflé and Pearsall

Good Friday, 4/3, 12:00-3:00 pm  - The Way of the Cross by Marcel Dupré

Good Friday, 4/3, 7:00 pm - Music by Lassus and King John of Portugal

Easter Eve, 4/4, 7:00 pm  - Music by Noyon, Willan and Ridout

Easter Day, 4/5, 8 and 10 am - Music by Bairstow, Bullard, and Widor

Lenten Groups
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ANIMAL ORPHANAGE DONATIONS: The middle school youth group is collecting pet supplies for the Old Town Animal Orphanage.  We are specifically looking for empty paper towel tubes, old towels and blankets, especially baby blankets with satin edging, cardboard boxes, and colored 3 x 5 index cards.  There is a collection tote in the back of the church for donations.  Thank you for your support.


There will be Pre-Easter Spring Cleaning Days on Saturday, March 28th! Cleaning will begin at 9 AM. Whatever time you can spare will be greatly appreciated! 


Children's Maundy Thursday will be held on April 2nd at 5:30 pm in the Undercroft. The evening will include the story of the Last Supper, foot washing, an agape meal, and building the garden of repose in the chapel. Families should plan to bring a contribution to the meal (contact Anne-Marie for more info) and a plant, flower, or natural object for the garden. The Easter bunny's appearance is confirmed!



20th Annual Hike for the Homeless April 11, 2015. Join us, this year as we celebrate our 20th annual Hike for the Homeless along the Bangor Waterfront. Over the past year, more than 2,000 individuals visited the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter in need of a clean, safe place to stay, a warm meal, and other supportive services.While a donation is not required to participate in the Hike, we encourage those participating to seek pledges. If everyone does a little, a lot can be accomplished!Thank you for assistance with this worthy effort.

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Spring Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, April 25, so think Spring and weed out any items that could be useful for our fundraiser and be helpful to someone else.  We will start accepting items on Sunday April 19:  books, clean clothes, baby/toddler items, games/toys, small household items (no TV or computers), linens, shoes/boots, purses, luggage, DVD's, and jewelry.  A sign up sheet to volunteer will be on the undercroft bulletin board.  Any questions, see Nancy Henry or Claudia Blanchette or call the church office.  Thank you!
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Bringing communion to our sick and homebound is an important part of our life together. If you or someone you know would like to receive communion please e-mail: .


On Sundays, when making your offerings to God and giving financial support to the church, please consider also bringing canned food each week for our donations to the Food Cupboard at the Bangor Homeless Shelter.  They can be placed by the bread and the wine at the entrance of the church and will be brought forward at the Offertory by our children and youth.


"CLYNK" for St. John’s! There’s a new and easy way to contribute to St. John’s.  Just pick up a green "CLYNK" bag with a St. John’s sticker already on it.  The bags are in the undercroft and the parish office. Then take the bag home and fill it with your returnable bottles and cans.  Return the bag to the "CLYNK" counter at Hannaford's. All the money from your returnable’swill be credited to St. John’s account.