St. Alban’s Church, St. Pete Beach
open, inclusive, welcoming
St. Alban’s is a faith community where diversity is honored and celebrated; where acceptance, encouragement and love are given so that all people may explore their journey in faith; and where, through our many gifts, we cultivate a desire to give in thankfulness for all God has given us.
We are a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida and are part of the world wide Anglican Communion. The Rt Rev. Dabney T. Smith is the Bishop of the Diocese. The Rt Rev. Barry Howe and J. Michael Garrison are Assisting Bishops.
As responsible stewards of the church and its property, we are exploring ways in which we can become a ‘green’ church. To that end, we are making it easier to pay pledges or make donations by using the donate button on this website.
The Rev. Gigi Conner is the Priest in Charge.
elected as Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop.
Curry, 62, was elected by the House of Bishops from a slate of four nominees on the first ballot. He received 121 votes of a total 174 cast. The number of votes needed for election was 89. Curry’s election was confirmed an hour later by the House of Deputies, as outlined in the church’s canons, by a vote of 800 to 12. Bishop Curry will serve a nine-year term that officially begins Nov. 1. On that date, he will succeed current Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts- Schori and become the first person of color to hold that position. A liturgy marking the beginning of Curry’s ministry as presiding bishop and primate will be celebrated Nov. 1, All Saints Day at Washington National Cathedral.
AUGUST 23 - PAK-A-SAK FUNDRAISER BRUNCH
The 4-year program covers the Hebrew scriptures, New Testament, Church History and Theology. Each year is independent, so you only sign up for one year at at time. This program is an extension course offered through the Episcopal School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The cost, through sponsorship of the Diocese of SW Florida is $350 a year, and includes all test materials. Groups begin meeting in September. Registration starts now! If you would like more information, please pick up a brochure or contact Martha Goodwill at (941) 556-0315 or email@example.com.
ALTAR GUILD WORKSHOP
Saturday, September 12th: 10 AM – Noon
$5 per person – includes lunch
With Diocesan Altar Guild Chair Sarah Hill.
A healthy altar guild welcomes new members, seeks to build relationships, and invites others to share the spirit of prayer through the service of caring for fair linens, vessels, and preparing the church for a worship service.
A certain spirit floats out of every sacristy the way an aroma floats out of the kitchen and sets the tone of the worship and more than that it sets the tone of congregational life. Altar guilds grasp the depth and complexity of their role as spiritual facilitators of the parish.” from an article by The Rt. Rev. Dan T. Edwards, Bishop of Nevada
A well-set service with the corporal and lavabo bowl in just the right place is a good thing. But there are more important intangibles in this ministry – care for each other, building up another’s competence and confidence, welcoming and including new members, and above all prayer.
Call the church office to register: 346-8406
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