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!  


Please RSVP and save the date for our All Parish Harvest Dinner on October 30th following the 10am service.  Our youth (with a wonderful team of support) are preparing a turkey dinner with all the fixings.  Knowing how many will attend would be a huge help in their preparations.  Please RSVP to the parish office at 947-0156.  Please also consider helping them by volunteering to bring a pie for dessert of by making donations to support their confirmation pilgrimage.

On Wednesday, November 2nd at 7 pm, Bangor's St. John's Episcopal Church Choir will sing W.A. Mozart's historic setting of the Requiem in the context of a Solemn Eucharist for All Souls' Day at the church, 225 French Street in Bangor. Requiem was Mozart's final composition and was, in fact, unfinished at the time of the great composer's death in 1791. The additional liturgical texts of the service not set by Mozart will be sung to traditional Gregorian chant.   We are excited to have the Reverend James Haddix, Pastor of All Souls Congregational Church preaching at the service
All Souls' Day is a particularly appropriate day for us to remember our own loved ones who have passed away. You are invited to submit names to be remembered during the service - either by mailing them to the parish office or emailing them to Those attending are also invited to bring photographs or mementos of passed loved ones to be kept on special tables in the church during the service. The public is invited to the service, and there is no admission charge. Donations received at the service will benefit the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. Child care is provided during the service.
The Annual Fall Clean-up is coming up on Saturday November 5th from 8:30 am to 12 pm.  We hope that you can join in on this fun and gratifying day as we rake, paint and do minor repairs to both the Church and Parish House.  For more information, please contact the church office.
On Sunday, Nov 6th John Hennessy, Director, Maine Episcopal Network for Justice will discuss "Faithful Engagement".  Our nation will be determining a number of consequential ballot initiatives and elections on Nov. 8th, 2016.  Episcopal policy recognizes voting and political participation as acts of Christian stewardship along with our Baptismal Covenant's promise to "strive for justice and peace and respect the dignity of every human being".  Beyond voting, what should our participation include?  Please join us at 4 pm, Nov 6th in the undercroft at St John's Episcopal Church, 234 French St, Bangor, ME for the discussion followed by a potluck dinner and opportunity for fellowship.  Please RSVP to the office at 947-0156.
The Women's Book Group will meet next on Tuesday, November 29th, at 7 pm at the home of Marisue Pickering.  (Please note that this is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.)  November's Book is Celtic Way of Prayer by Esther De Waal -- an older book.  There are two copies at the library, but a number of used copies are on Amazon. It is also available new and on Kindle. Marisue will lead the discussion.


A Centering Prayer (CP) group will be meeting each Thursday in the oratory (parish office building) from 5:45-6:30.  CP is a contemplative spiritual discipline that seeks to develop the prayer habit of resting in the presence of God.  This group presents an excellent opportunity for silent meditation following attendance at Evening Prayer.  


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.