What should I expect when I visit?
At St. Alban's, you can expect a loving and welcoming parish with folks from all over the greater Reading area. You can expect a lot of smiling faces from people who are genuinely glad you've come to visit. You can expect to worship God in the beauty of holiness. You can expect people who've been here since the beginning (1963) and people who are just beginning their journey with God and with us. You can expect to see children and adults and everything in between.
Come join us on a Sunday soon and see what St. Alban's is all about!
We look forward to having you join us on a Sunday morning for worship and fellowship! First, if you need directions to St. Alban's, look here for a Google Map and the layout of our parking lot. Our entire building is accessible to our friends in wheelchairs.
Once you arrive, you'll find our main doors directly under the covered porch. These doors lead to the narthex, a foyer-esque room, where you'll be greeted by our ushers. Directly ahead of the narthex is our sanctuary where we worship. Many of our parishioners will gather here before going into the sanctuary for worship.
St. Alban's is an Episcopal church, and our worship follows the services from The Book of Common Prayer. A typical worship service on a Sunday will feature readings from the Bible, a sermon from our priest, prayers, and Holy Communion. If you join us for the 10:00am service on Sundays, there will also be hymns and anthems. In the Episcopal Church, all baptized Christians are invited and encouraged to receive communion or to come forward at Communion for a blessing.
Fellowship and Formation
Each week at St. Alban's we also meet for fellowship and Christian formation. Grab a cup of coffee and a bite to eat! Sit in on a book group or forum if you'd like. If you have children, they're welcome to come to Sunday School even if it's your first time here.