News & Information

(828) 324-1351

 Office Hours:   Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Email the Staff:

Rector, Fr. Tryggvi Arnason:

Deacon Barbara Burns:

Deacon John Earl:

Office Administrator, Barbara Johnson:

Financial Administrator, Cheryl Cogswell:

Youth/Children & Parish Communication, Cami Roberts:

Director of Music Tammy Shook:





  • Wednesday, February 12, 6 p.m. Cafe St. Alban & Episcopal 101
  • Thursday, February 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Corner Table Quarterly Meal
  • Sunday, February 16 (6 Epiphany) 
    • 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayers
    • 8:30 a.m. Early Service
    • 10:30 a.m. Late Service
  • Tuesday, February 18, 
    • 7:30 a.m. Men’s Study Group
    • 5:45 p.m. Healing Service & Holy Eucharist
  • Wednesday, February 19, 10 a.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • Wednesday, February 19, 6 p.m. Cafe St. Alban & Episcopal 101
  • Sunday, February 23 (7 Epiphany) 
    • 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayers
    • 8:30 a.m. Early Service
    • 10:30 a.m. Late Service
  • Tuesday, February 25, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
  • Wednesday, February 26, Ash Wednesday



Rise Against Hunger

Saturday, March 21

3 Shifts (beginning at 8:30, ending at 3 p.m.)

Registration is required (use the link below)

Donate online (use the link below)




COMMUNITY YOGA – Balance Your Life

Instructor: Cynthia Haas

If you have practiced yoga in Hickory in recent years, you will probably know Cynthia Haas who has lead yoga classes at the “Y” for over 10 years. Cynthia now offers yoga classes that are open to the Hickory / Catawba community at St. Alban’s three times a week. Mondays at 10:00AM, and Thursdays at 10:00AM and 6:30PM. The classes meet in the Commons Room of the church. Suggested donation is $ 5.00 per class. Mats are made available. 


St. Alban’s offers a Service to those who cannot regularly attend Sunday Worship:  If you know of someone who is unable to attend church on Sunday mornings but would like to receive a service leaflet in the mail each week, please contact Barbara Johnson, office administrator, at 828.324.1351 or email



CAFÉ St. Alban and EPIPHANY series – EPISCOPAL 101 – Enquirers class: Starting January 15, this class will be helpful for newcomers, those considering to join the Episcopal Church, as well as members who wish to brush-up on our Anglican / Episcopal identity. From January 15, the classes will be on Wednesday evenings throughout the Season of Epiphany to February 19. Café St. Alban’s meals start at 6:00PM, followed by the class sessions from 6:45 – 7:45. Childcare will be provided. Sign up at the Kiosk in the Commons Room or call the church office, 828-324-1351. 

On the Menu for February 19: Spaghetti Casserole, salad, bread, dessert




Tuesday, February, 25

Join your St. Alban’s family by feasting on pancakes, bacon, sausage, and other delicious treats all prepared by our very own Men’s Group! This tradition gives us an evening of fun and celebration before entering into the quiet and reflective season of Lent.

Dinner begins at 6 p.m.  Please RSVP by calling the office or signing up at the kiosk in the Commons Room.



Morning & Evening Prayers

Morning Prayers are offered:

  • Tuesday & Thursday mornings, 7 a.m. and
  • Sunday Mornings at 7:30 a.m.

Evening Prayers are offered Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 5 p.m.


The Kitchen Team:  If you enjoy being in the kitchen, not just cooking, but organizing, stocking, cleaning, or making better use of the space, please join the team!  Sign up at the Kiosk in the Commons Room.


Start your New Years Resolution early and Join the Prayer Shawl Ministry!
Next Meeting Wednesday, February 19th
Time:  10 a.m.
Place:  Commons Room

Don’t know how to knit?  No worries!  We will help you and soon you will be making these treasured gifts.  Come check it out!


A big thank-you from the St. Alban’s Committee O’ Fun!!

Thanks to all who bought tickets, baked desserts, made chili, baked corn bread, endlessly steamed oysters, and those who volunteered their valuable time and talents to make our 11th Annual Oyster Roast & Chili Fest a great success.  Carl Davis and Dick Brands, using their experienced taste pallets were our honored judges for the Chili Competition.  Blind tasting about 40 varieties, they chose our own Carol Smith as the winner.  She now holds the coveted Chili Rock Trophy until our next event.  This annual event raised in the neighborhood of $6,700 for our St. Alban’s Outreach Ministries!  


Donating Online is Quick and Easy. 

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images-3ST. ALBAN’S MEN’S STUDY GROUP meets at 7:30 a.m. the first and third Tuesday each month. The group’s purpose is to expand our ability to serve the people we meet in our daily lives through study and prayer.  These methods include Bible study, book study and videos.  The Men’s Study Group is open to all men. Newcomers are always welcome.

Upcoming Meeting: March 3, 7:30 a.m.