• Education for Ministry Graduates
  • Preparing for Easter
  • St. Alban's Episcopal Church
  • Work day at the Church
  • Procession to Bless the Mosaic
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Christmas Pageant
  • Ashes to Go
  • Pastels on the Plaza
  • Easter Vigil 2021
  • Ordination of Deacon Cindy Woods
  • Lighting the Easter flame
  • St. Alban's at Pride
  • Caring for God's Creation - Solar Panels on the Church
  • "Max the Vax" Celebration
  • New Beginnings BBQ


Grace and peace to you in our Lord Jesus Christ!

I am delighted to welcome you to our website. You will find here a window into the life and ministries of Saint Alban's. We are a community committed to Jesus Christ and carrying out His mission. For members of the parish I hope that you will find information and resources to support you in your daily life and ministry. For those new to Saint Alban's, this is an invitation to connect and join us as a community that bears Christ's name. In other words, I hope you will make the leap of faith from a virtual visit to an actual in-the-flesh visit. Come and see!

Many blessings,

The Rev. Sara L. Potter, Rector

Contact Us

St. Alban's Episcopal Church

1675 Chester Ave.
Arcata, California 95521
Phone 707-822-4102
Fax 707-822-4182

Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday


  • Holy Eucharist I
    – 8:00 AM
  • Holy Eucharist III
    – 10:30 AM
  • Social Hour (following service; outdoors)
    – 12:00 PM


  • Morning Prayer (Zoom)
    – 8:30 AM
  • Compline (Zoom)
    – 8:00 PM


  • Morning Prayer (Zoom)
    – 8:30 AM
  • Bible Study (Zoom)
    – 6:30 PM
  • Compline (Zoom)
    – 8:00 PM


  • Morning Prayer
    – 8:30 AM
  • Compline (Zoom)
    – 8:00 PM


  • Who Are We?

    St. Alban's is a community of disciples growing
    into the full maturity of Christ

    Our mission is to be a community worshipping in the Episcopal tradition; devoted to God through prayer, study and action; faithful in welcoming the stranger; and serving the needs of our parish and beyond.

    As a Welcoming Church, we fully welcome transgender, gay, lesbian, and bisexual people, including their participation in all areas and at all levels in the life of the congregation.

  • Holy Week 2023

    Semper Virens Deanery
    St. Alban’s † Christ Church † St. Francis

    Palm Sunday
    Sunday of the Passion
    Sunday, April 2 at 8 AM and 10:30 AM

    Tuesday, April 4 at 6 PM
    St. Francis Episcopal Church, Fortuna

    Maundy Thursday
    Agape Meal, Foot Washing, Holy Eucharist, and Stripping of the Altar
    Thursday, April 6 at 6 PM
    St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Arcata
    Sign up in the church office by Friday, March 31

    Good Friday
    Stations of the Cross Sacred Saunter
    Friday, April 7 at 12 noon
    Sequoia Park, Eureka
    The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
    Friday, April 7 at 6 PM
    Christ Episcopal Church, Eureka

    Holy Saturday
    Sacred Saunter
    Saturday, April 8 at 11 AM
    Sequoia Park, Eureka

    Easter Sunday
    The Great Vigil of Easter
    Sunday, April 9 at 6 AM

    Festive Holy Eucharist
    Sunday. April 9 at 10:30 a.m.
    Coffee Hour and Easter Egg Hunt following

  • Camp Registration

    Camp Living Waters Registration

    Registration for Camp Living Waters goes live on April 1, 2023 and can be found at http://camplivingwatershumboldt.org/registratiion. Registration for campers and counselors is due by July 1. Camp Living Waters is our deanery camp located in the heart of Redwood Valley off of Hwy 299. Camp begins on Sunday, July 23 at 6 p.m. and ends on Friday, July 28 at 3 p.m. Youth ages 9-15 come as campers and youth ages 16-17 serve as counselors. The registration fee is $200 per camper/counselor and scholarships are available. Questions? Please contact the Rector, the Rev. Sara L. Potter (revsara@stalbansarcata.org) or Emily Armstrong Buck, Camp Coordinator (clwhumboldt@gmail.com). Hope to see you there!

  • Sunday Worship

    Sunday worship services are held at 8:00 and 10:30 am. in person at the church. The 8:30 service follows the form for the Holy Eucharist (Rite 1) in the Book of Common Prayer, which is available in the pews at church and also available online at bcponline.org. The 10:30 service includes singing and music, and childcare is available for children age 5 and under. 

    The Sunday Bulletin for the 10:30 service is available at the church and can also be downloaded in advance here. We livestream our 10:30 service on the first and third Sundays and special services on the St. Albans Arcata YouTube channel (link opens in a new window). If you are interested in helping with this important ministry, please contact the church office by email or phone!

  • Covid Protocols

    Related to the update from the Humboldt County Health Department on February 15, 2022 that masks are no longer mandated but recommended for those who are vaccinated, St. Alban’s will adopt this change on Sunday, February 20, 2022.

    Our policy will be that:

    • Masks are recommended but not required for those who are vaccinated.
    • Masks are required for those who are not vaccinated
    • Social distancing is encouraged.
    • Windows and doors will be open for ventilation, weather permitting
  • Morning Prayer

    Morning Prayer is a service of the Daily Office, and one of the anchors of our Episcopal/Anglican tradition.  Mondays and Wednesdays, Morning Prayer meets at 8:30 am via Zoom, and on Fridays at 8:30 am, we will meet at the church in-person, with candles, vestments, and chanting – and then coffee in the kitchen, all together! If you would like to join us online, contact Mother Nancy at revnancysstreufert@gmail.com for the Zoom invitation. To participate fully in the service, you will need a Book of Common Prayer, a 1982 Hymnal, and a Bible (NRSV) to share in the readings. All are welcome! 

  • Compline

    Please join us Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 8 p.m. for Compline via Zoom. In this short service (15 minutes) from the Prayer Book, we offer thanks for the day that is past and ask God for restful sleep.  Contact Deacon Cindy by email at cmwoods1730@gmail.com if you wish to join us.

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