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, we have had six rectors: Stephen Austill, Ellwyn Nichols, Ken Campbell, Geoff Lennan, Peggy Howell, Lauren McLeavey, and our current priest, Jennifer Beal.
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.
Currently, we have one church service at 9:00 AM. Pre-Covid pandemic, church services were at 8:00 AM, with Holy Eucharist Rite I without music, and at 10:00 AM, with Holy Eucharist Rite II with music. (Now we offer those times for church services on the first Sunday of each month unless otherwise noted). We live-stream the 9 AM service on Facebook (and 10 AM for for the first Sunday of the month), so you may watch our service there.
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 – Tuesday morning and evening|
|Take Home Sunday School|
|Fellowship/Groups:||St. Anne’s Social Group (formerly called the Anneacreons)|
|St. Anne’s Gardening Angels|
|St. Anne’s Men’s Group|
|St. Anne’s Women’s Breakfast Group|
|St. Elizabeth’s Guild|
|Outreach:||Christmas Angel Tree Gifts|