For most of the year our Sunday worship consists of two services.

8:00 am – A quiet traditional service of the proclamation of the Word of God and celebration of Holy Communion, with a sermon, but without music.

9:15 am – Formation.

10:30 am – This traditional celebration includes a mix of traditional and contemporary music along with a sermon and Holy Communion.  This service also includes a “Children’s Church” for younger children. Childcare is available from 7:45 am – 12:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome to join us in worship, whether you have gone to church your whole life or never set foot in one. Whether you are a long-time Episcopalian or a first time visitor, St.Alban’s is a place where we can all come to find a closer relationship with God.

Our worship form comes from the Book of Common Prayer.  This prayer book forms our worship and our theology. Worship is at the center of who we are as a Christian community. We gather each week on Sunday to pray and to share in the bread and wine at the table of the Lord, which Jesus Christ told his disciples to share each time they gathered together in his name. This service, which we call the Eucharist (from the Greek meaning to give thanks), is a service of thanksgiving for God’s love and presence in our midst.

Frequently Asked Questions


What does Episcopal mean?

Episcopal means “governed by bishops”.  The Episcopal Church is made up of 109 dioceses (a geographical grouping of churches) across 16 nations and each diocese has one or more bishop(s) as the ecclesial authority over the priests of each church.  The Episcopal Church is part of the the Anglican Communion, a gathering of churches from around the world with more than 80 million members in 160 countries.  


Who can receive communion?

All baptised Christians are welcome to receive communion in the Episcopal Church. Communion, also known as the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper, is the focal point of our worship; the scripture lessons, sermon, singing and praise, prayers, and confession all prepare us to come together around God’s table to receive the body and blood of Jesus through the bread and wine.  Through this sacramental act, we are bound by the Holy Spirit to Jesus as to each other as his body of followers.  


How do I become a member?

There are many ways to become a member of St.Alban’s: through Baptism, Confirmation, Reception, or by Letter of Transfer.  Although you do not have to be a member to participate in the fellowship, ministries, and worship at St.Alban’s, most leadership roles do require membership.  Please speak with one of the clergy to discuss becoming a member.  


What is the Book of Common Prayer?

The Book of Common Prayer is used throughout the Episcopal Church in the United States and the World. It is both ancient and modern. The form of our worship services have existed since the earliest Christians gathered together. Our Book was updated in 1978 to reflect the ever-changing nature of our English language. The Book of Common Prayer, the BCP for short, not only contains our prescribed order of worship for Sundays, Holy Days, Weddings, Baptisms, and Funerals, but also for such things as Ordinations and it even contains forms of daily worship and devotions for individuals, families, and groups.

The vast majority of the content of the BCP comes from scripture. In fact, the BCP has been described as the Bible rearranged for worship. We believe that all forms of worship are to be approached with great reverence and respect. The intentionality of the words in our BCP reflect the importance of the language we use to joyfully show our reverence to God.


Join us Sundays at

8:00 am, 10:30 am - Worship

9:30 am Formation


St.Alban's Episcopal Church

1417 E Austin Ave

Harlingen, TX 78550

(956) 428-2305


Directions coming from the north on US HWY 77 S:

Take exit for Loop 499 and turn left onto Loop 499.

Take your first right onto 77 Sunshine Strip.

Continue down Sunshine Strip for 3.5 miles to E Austin Ave

Take a left on 13th Street and another quick right onto E Austin Ave.

St.Alban's Church and School will be on your left.


Directions coming from the west or south on US HWY 83:

Take exit for Tyler:Harrison Streets.  Head East on Tyler St.

When you reach 77 Sunshine Strip, take a left.

Stay on 77 Sunshine Strip and vere left at Y.

Take a right on 13th Street and another quick right onto E Austin Ave.

St.Alban's Church and School will be on your left.