Ministers of the Church

The Congregation is the collection of ministers of this parish

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The gathered community of St. John's is the gathering of her ministers. We are all called to serve God in the place and with the people whom we live. 

Our call to serve God begins in our worship and carries us into all our activities and relationships

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Worship is the core of our being, offering thanks, seeking forgiveness and joining with others in prayer begins our week and all our actions.

We are a part of the our community

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We are one of several churches in Thomaston, Maine. We all work together, along with other area churches and faith communities in our midcoast region.

Serving St. John's Ministers are:

The Rev. Peter Jenks - Rector

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Peter was ordained in 1985, and came to St. John's in 1992, from serving in Newport News VA.  He is a graduate of the University of the South in Tennessee, and the General Theological Seminary in NYC. 

Dr. Antony Antolini

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Tony has been Music Director since 1991. He serves as organist and directs seasonal choirs at the church. Antolini is a member of the Bowdoin College Music Department Faculty, where conducts the Bowdoin Chorus. He is also Music Director of Down East Singers and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. A native New Yorker, he graduated from Bowdoin College and completed graduate degrees at Stanford University in Music and Slavic Studies.  His specialty is Russian choral music. His editions are published by E.C. Schirmer and Paraclete Press.

The Rev. Robert E. Laite, Jr.

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Rob is a native of Camden, completed EFM course in May of 2005.  He was ordained into the Deaconate on June18, 2005 at St. Thomas Church in Camden, Maine. The majority of Rob’s working career has been in public service with a strong emphasis in serving the youth of our area, he has been involved in Emergency Medical Services for over forty years having served with Camden First Aid Association.  

Our Congregation

The Vestry

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The governing body of the parish is made up of representatives from the congregation. Led by a Sr. and Jr. Warden, a Treasurer, & Clerk, and six members at large.  They meet monthly to address issues of the congregation, and to act on the parish's behalf between parish meetings. 

Our Unique Circumstance

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We have people who are here only part of the year, and people who are associated with us and people who come regularly but are also members elsewhere.  We view our congregation as those who are called to be here. So whether you arrive for the first time, or have been coming all your life, we will accept your calling to be with us. 

A larger Community

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We are a part of the larger Church, so we welcome all Christians to our table, and will work with all in the mission of God here in Maine. We include in our community the recovery groups that meet at St. John's and others who use our facilities and/or our people. We are a member of the Area Interfaith Alliance, the Thomaston Interchurch Fellowship and the Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce

Our Diocese

Bishop Thomas Brown

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Bishop Brown is the 10th Bishop of Maine. Bishop Brown was elected and consecrated in 2019 and came from the diocese of Massachusetts at a parish in Winchester.  He is a native of the upper peninsula of Michigan.   tbrown@episcopalmaine.org

The Diocese of Maine

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We are a part of the larger church as manifested in the Episcopal Church in Maine.  We also work with all churches and those proclaiming the Gospel of God's love in this part of the country. episcopalmaine.org

The Episcopal Church USA

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The Episcopal Diocese of Maine is a member of the Episcopal Church USA, which is a part of the larger worldwide Anglican Communion.  episcopalchurch.org