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

Sunday, March 1, 4:00 pm - Choral Evensong

Lenten Groups
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Lenten Book Groups

If you wish to sign up for any of the following book groups please e-mail  

Forgiven and Forgiving

A “Hybrid” group meeting twice in person and regularly on FB

Pat Sprague will facilitate a discussion of William Countryman’s book, Forgiving and Forgiven. Conversational and provocative, yet based in scholarship, Countryman explores forgiveness as conversion, positing that only once we understand the depths of God’s love and know deeply that we are forgiven, can we begin to see the world anew through God’s eyes and offer forgiveness to others. The group will meet on the first Sunday of Lent in the Oratory at noon, and again on Palm Sunday at noon. Conversations otherwise will be in a closed Facebook Group. Please call or email the office to sign up and receive instructions for Facebook.  

 The Bridge to Forgiveness - an Interfaith Conversation

Wednesdays at 1:00pm at St. John’s and Beth El

Mo. Rita and Rabbi Lerner will facilitate a group reading, The Bridge to Forgiveness: stories and prayers for finding God and restoring wholeness, by Rabbi Karen D. Kedar. “Embrace forgiveness as a spiritual principle and discover a new closeness with the Divine. Forgiveness is a spiritual path that you embark on with intention and vision, purposefully seeking to bridge the gap between your hurt and suffering and your sense of wholeness and resilient inner light-the light of God”. The first meeting will gather at St. John’s in the Undercroft following the 12:15 Eucharist. 


Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer
Heart of the Matter Book Group - Sundays in Lent at 1pm

Come together to read and reflect with former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, through his book Being Christian, crafted from a collection of addresses that he first gave at Canterbury Cathedral in Holy Week. Through them he touches on the essential aspects of Christian experience and Christian life, gently provoking consideration for who we might become in communities where these things are done. This book is for those wishing to consider their faith at any stage, but particularly appropriate for anyone considering renewing Baptismal vows or joining the Church. The group will be facilitated by Mo. Rita and Pat Sprague. 




Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist,
Prayer Bishop’s Book Group - Wednesday, March 25th by Web Cam

Read these excellent reflections by Archbishop Rowan Williams in his book, Being Christian, and join a Diocesan discussion led by our Bishop, +Steve, using a web camera and screen in our own Bangor Room. Potluck dinner at 6:30 and conversation with our Bishop at 7pm.


Vancouver Chamber Choir in concert on March 3, at 7:00 pm - (contact Collins Center for tickets) - The Vancouver Chamber Choir is Canada's outstanding professional vocal ensemble. Based on the Pacific Coast in British Columbia, conductor Jon Washburn and his twenty singers are noted for their diverse repertoire and performing excellence.

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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.