• Visiting youth from Honduras
  • Easter
  • Pastels on the Plaza
  • Ash Wednesday
  • 2017 March for Science
  • Epiphany
  • Christmas Pageant
  • With Bishop Beisner, 2018
  • Caring for God's creation - Solar panels
  • Ordination of Deacon Cindy Woods
  • St. Alban's at Pride


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 Rite I
    – 8:00 AM
  • Christian Education
    – 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
  • Holy Eucharist Rite II with music
    – 10:30 AM
  • Morning Prayer
    – 7:30 AM


  • 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.

  • Adult Forums - Sundays, 9:15-10:15

    The adult spiritual forum at St. Alban's is a lively and spirited discussion of religion, philosophy, literature, history and personal faith. Join us from 9:15-10:15 on the first three Sundays in March (March 1, 8, & 15) for a facilitated study of the book Speaking of Sin: The Lost Language of Salvation by Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor, who brings a fresh perspective to a cluster of words that often cause us discomfort and have widely fallen into neglect: sin, damnation, repentance, penance, and salvation.

    Then on March 22, we will be joined by Mother Carola van Wrangle of Food for People.

    For more information about the forums, please check the Adult Christian Education ministry page.

  • Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper - Feb. 25

    Join us at St. Alban’s annual Fat Tuesday Pancake supper and pancake flipping contest pancake supper, with all the fixins’ from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Cost is $5/person-family maximum $20.

  • Ash Wednesday/Ashes to Go - Feb. 26

    Lent is a season of spiritual renewal, marked by repentance or change, in the face of our mortality; and the ashes of Ash Wednesday are a sign of our mortality and our intention to seek renewal and a changed direction Godward.

    On Ash Wednesday, February 26, please join us for “Ashes to Go,” the blessing and distribution of ashes at the Arcata Plaza from 12 - 1 p.m. Following a short service  we'll spread out and offer ashes to all who would like to receive them. (For more information on "Ashes to Go", please see the February newsletter.)

    There will also be an Ash Wednesday service at the church at 6 p.m.

  February 2020  

This Week's Events



Ashes on the Plaza
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Bible Study
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Education for Ministry
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Folk Dancing
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM


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