To the Glory of God and for the Common Good, we make God's love known now and for generations to come through worship and service to all.

                                               -- 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!  

Once again St. John's Episcopal Church is sponsoring Homes for the Holidays, a fundraiser for its Outreach Programs.  Five architecturally and historically significant homes will be open to the public on Saturday December 6 from Noon until 4 PM.  This year all five homes are on the East side of Bangor, with four on Broadway and one on Court St.  The homes will be decorated for the holidays, with pamphlets describing the significant features of each house for every visitor.  Refreshments will be served at each home, and the St. John's choir and the Bangor Area Children's Choir will sing seasonal carols.  As before the tickets are $25 and will be available beginning the first week in November at Sprague's, Chapel Hill Floral, Rebecca's, St. John's office and at each home on the day of the tour.  For further information call the office at St. John's Episcopal Church 947-0156.


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The St. John's Christmas Program is a tradition. St. John's supplies 25 needy families in the area with enough food to make a Christmas meal including a turkey. The church also buys a small toy for each child in the family. The money for the food and toys comes from parish donations. Without your help this program cannot happen. Now is the time to donate to this project. All you have to do to give is write a check; be sure to put Christmas Basket Project in the memo line. We appreciate contributions of any size.  If you have any questions please call Cassy Palmer at 223-4122.
Donations are needed by the end of November. Cash envelopes with children's ages will be distributed on Advent I & II, November 30 & December 7. 


Come gather at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 7pm on November 26, the Eve of Thanksgiving, to offer thanks to God for the blessings of this life.  We are planning a service with choir and hymns that incorporates Biblical readings and personal reflections, that hopefully in its simplicity and beauty will appeal across denominations and speak to a public that may not normally attend services but that seeks One to thank at such a time.


The next meeting of the St. John's Women's Book Group will be on December 2 at the home of Marisue Pickering. The book to be discussed is The Winter House by Joan MacCracken, a local author. New members are welcome. Please let Marisue know if you plan to attend: or 866-2606.


Advent Lessons and Carols followed by the Advent Tea Sunday, December 7 at 4:00pm. Child care provided. Music by Palestrina, Bruckner and others. Donations benefit Penquis CAP

Advent Quiet Evening: Wednesday, December 10 at 6:00pm. Find peace and stillness with the Advent Quiet Evening with music of Thomas Tallis by candlelight in the Church. Childcare provided.

Advent Reflections: Sunday, December 14 in the Chapel at 11:30am. Come, connect, share what God is showing you in this season of waiting and expectation. Images and reflections from SSJE Advent Word will be starting points for conversation. Childcare provided. 

If you are not currently receiving our “This Week at St. John’s” updates via email and would like to, please send your name and email address to and we will add you to our mailing list.


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.