About St. Alban’s Church
He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the LORD require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
Saint Alban’s Church is part of the Augusta Convocation of Episcopal churches and part of the Georgia Diocese. The diocese is led by Bishop Scott Benhase.
Does “Diversity” Really Matter?
We often hear today that the terms “diversity” or “inclusion” are clichés. We disagree, and we celebrate both. We are each unique in the universe; in fact, we are a miracle of creation and we bring unique experience and talent to the rest of our community, our convocation and our diocese. Much as the biological diversity of an ecosystem increases its stability and productivity, we understand that cultural diversity brings together the unique resources, perspectives and talents of many people for the enhanced knowledge and benefit of the community as a whole.
When you visit St. Alban’s Augusta, you will find a place that recognizes and embraces you especially for who you are. All we ask is that you join us in our Christian journey using scripture, tradition and reason as our guide.
“To do Justice…”
As Episcopalians, we pray the Prayers of the People every Sunday and we are reminded that the world is broken, and burdened with injustice, but it doesn’t end with prayer, it begins with it.
While we have deep roots in ancient Christian and Anglican traditions, we are far from “conventional.” St. Alban’s is a progressive parish. We live our faith through spiritual practice and active commitment to justice and healing in our broken world. We believe that is the ONLY way to be consistent with the teaching of Jesus. We have participated in Gay Pride marches and we feed the hungry through our food pantry and we provide housing and resources for impoverished AIDS patients through our St. Stephens Ministry.
We believe that all of God’s creation is perfect. We believe that engagement in radical love and seeking justice for ALL is critical to spiritual formation and maturity. We offer a place of refuge and comfort.
St. Alban’s is a place for everyone to gather for the primary purpose of worship without regard to gender identity, age, marital status, economic status, sexual orientation, disability, race or cultural heritage. If you are attracted to a church which provides a full sacramental life of grace, with a compassionate and reasonable approach to the issues of life, without prejudice and without rigidity, and you share our desire to make a positive difference in years rather than centuries, we hope you will consider St. Alban’s.
The blue shield with gold saltire was recorded as St. Alban’s arms in 1634 and certified in 1951. These are the attributed arms of the Kingdom of Mercia. King Offa of Mercia founded St. Alban’s abbey on the site of his martyrdom.
Who Was St. Alban?
Alban is the earliest Christian in Britain who is known by name and, according to tradition, the first British martyr.
Collect for St. Alban’s Day
Almighty God, by whose grace and power your holy martyr Alban triumphed over suffering and was faithful even to death: Grant us, who now remember him in thanksgiving, to be so faithful in our witness to you in this world, that we may receive with him the crown of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
What is an Episcopal Church?
The Episcopal Church affirms that every human being, without distinction, is created in the image of God, and has a full and equal claim on the love and pastoral care of the Church.