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 8am & 10am.  Choral Evensong is offered on the first Sunday of each month at 4pm, during the academic year.  (Nursery care is provided during the 10am service & 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!  

Annual Report 2016

2016 Annual Report
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Lenten Study Groups

2016 Lenten Groups
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Due to technical difficulties, the phone system at the church is unable to record voice messages. Please feel free to contact us via email when the office is closed. Mother Rita Steadman at , Robert Ludwig at , Vanessa Young at , Kathy Hooper at or Angelina Meucci at . The office is open from 9am to 1pm Monday - Friday.

Do you love to cook?  We have a new ministry opportunity for you!  The youth are looking for volunteers to provide food for their upcoming February visit to the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. Please sign up to bring a side dish, dessert or casserole through VolunteerSpot or contact Diana Meakem with any questions at

Please join us for the All Parish Lunch followed by the Annual Meeting on January 31st immediately following the 10 am service.  We hope that you can join us as we review the past year and look forward to 2016.  Everyone is encouraged to worship as a single congregation on the Sunday of our Annual Meeting,  at 10 am.  However, there will be an 8 am service in the chapel, without music, for those who cannot attend at 10 am. 


Mardi Gras and Pancakes!  Please join us for our All Parish Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper on February 9th at 5:30 pm in our Undercroft, hosted by our fabulous Youth Groups. 


St. John’s will be offering 3 services on Ash Wednesday, February 10th. The 7:30 am service and will be held in the Bethlehem Chapel. The 12:15 pm service and the 7 pm service will be held in the church.


Lent will be upon us shortly. If you would like to be confirmed or to be received into the Episcopal Church, please speak to Mother Rita.


Sing for Holy Week at St. John's - Extra adult singers are invited to join with the St. John's Choir to sing for any or all of our special Holy Week services. We will focus on this music on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 pm, beginning on February 25. The hour-long rehearsals will include a five minute Lenten meditation on the profound texts of the music.  Email for more information. 


Extra St. Nicholas Choir Singers for Palm Sunday and Easter - Boys and girls in grades 2-6 are invited to join with the St. Nicholas Choir to sing for the 10 am Palm Sunday and Easter Day services. We have a special schedule of rehearsals to prepare the music for these important services - Thursdays, 3/10 and 3/17 from 4:45-5:45 and on Maundy Thursday 3/25 from 4:45-5:30. On Palm Sunday, 3/20, the singers will meet at 9:15 am to prepare for the service, and on Easter Day we gather in the Undercroft at 9:00 am for a festive breakfast before the warmup and festive Easter service. Email for more information. 


It’s not too early to sign up for the Lenten Retreat lead by Br. Mark Brown, March 11th at 5:00pm to March 13th at 2pm at SSJE in Cambridge MA.  Four spots are available for a St. John’s Group.  Scholarships are available.  The weekend will explore themes of silence, simplicity and solitude as ways to prepare for the Easter Feast.  Please contact Pat Sprague for more information or to reserve a spot at 404-0355 or

Our freezer is empty so prepared meals are needed for the homebound. Folks should include: the date that the item was prepared/frozen, and a list of all ingredients. Vegetarian items, small portions of soups, etc., are always good to have.


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.