Our parish began in 1879 when parishioners of St. Anne’s Lowell, who lived in Billerica, started meeting in homes as the St. Alban’s Guild for men, and the St. Elizabeth’s Guild for women. A church was built and consecrated in 1890 and remained a mission church until 1959. Since then there have been six rectors: Stephen Austill, Ellwyn Nichols, Ken Campbell, Geoff Lennan, Peggy Howell and our current rector, the Rev. Lauren McLeavey.
St. Anne’s continues to be rooted in the Episcopal tradition, welcoming all people and expressing that diversity in a variety of worship and educational experiences.
Church services are at 8:00 AM, with Holy Eucharist Rite I without music, and at 10:00 AM, with Holy Eucharist Rite II with music. For both services there is an Overflow area (right of the altar when facing it) available for families with their young children if they choose.
Please note that we hold Church school during the 10:00 AM service. For more information about the Church school programs that are offered, click on the ‘Christian Ed’ link within the ‘About Us’ menu option.
At St. Anne’s, there are many ways that parishioners can participate in parish life. Below you will find a listing of the opportunities. Further information about these opportunities can be found by going to the Fellowship/Groups link on the left navigation bar.
Opportunities for Ministry
|Lay Eucharistic Minister|
|Acolytes – all ages, from 5 to 95|
|Adult Study groups – days and evenings|
|Seeds of Love, age 3-7|
|re:form program, ages 8 & up|
|Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (used upon occasion)|
|St. Anne’s Gardening Angels|
|St. Anne’s Men’s Group|
|St. Elizabeth’s Guild|
|Outreach:||Christmas Angel Tree Gifts|