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St. Alban’s is named for Britain’s first martyr, a pagan soldier who converted to Christianity and was condemned after helping a priest escape persecution.
Key points in our history include:
- 1956 – Founded as a mission, St Alban’s held its inaugural service on February 19th. Five acres of land were donated to the Episcopal Diocese for the mission church. Formerly occupied by the Highland Ebenezer Evangelical Lutheran Church (1869), stones of its original foundation are still visible on the property along with a small 19th century cemetery. Most graves were relocated except for those whose “kin” could not be found. One remaining grave is that of a Civil War veteran.
- 1957 –Ground breaking held on the Feast of St. Alban for the first building phase.
- Early on, fathers in our congregation wanted to establish a youth baseball league so that all children in the neighborhood could play the game. So began St. Alban’s baseball and three baseball diamonds were erected on the property. Our connection to youth baseball continues today.
- 1971 - The current sanctuary was constructed for the growing congregation.
- 1983 - St. Alban’s caught fire and was heavily damaged. Services were temporarily held in a Roman Catholic church.
- 1996 - A tornado swept through the area but left St. Alban’s untouched. Quickly St. Alban’s became the central location for those in need.
- 2006 - Celebrated 50 years of ministry!
- TODAY – We continue ministering to our community and live the Gospel by showing God’s love to all people.
Below are photos of our Quilt. Click on each photo to enlarge it.