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The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist    200 Main St., Thomaston, Maine  04861

stjohnsinthomaston@gmail.com    (207) 354-8734       Sunday Services are at 8 am and 10 am

Office Hours:  Tuesday through Friday 8:30 am - 12 noon 


The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist

 is located on the corner of Main and Green Sts.,

in Thomaston, Maine.  

Our mailing address is:

200 Main St., Thomaston, ME 04861.

Our email address is

stjohnsinthomaston@gmail.com

Our phone number is

207-354-8734.


The ministers of this parish                           are the members of the congregation.

Serving the ministers are:

the Bishop,  the Rt. Rev. Stephen Lane

the Rector, the Rev. Peter Jenks, 

the Music Director, Dr. Anthony Antolini,

The Deacon,  the Rev. Rob Laite.


​​The Rt. Rev. Stephen Lane,  Episcopal Bishop of Maine
Bishop Lane's ordained ministry began at Christ Church, Corning, NY,  where he served for seven years as Assistant and Priest-in-Charge.     The next fifteen years were spent as Rector of Zion Church, Palmyra, NY. In 2000, he was called to serve as Canon for Deployment and Ministry Development in the Diocese of Rochester, where he served until he was elected Bishop Coadjutor of Maine. During these years, Bishop Lane also served as president of Province II and a member of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church.
Currently he serves the wider Episcopal Church as the Vice-Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget, and Finance and as a member of Bishops for a Just World, a small group of bishops who work with The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations.
Bishop Lane and his wife, Gretchen, reside in Portland. They have three grown children and six grandchildren. Bishop Lane and be reached at slane@episcopalmaine.org


The Rev. Peter Jenks came to St. Johns in the summer of 1992.           Previously he served  as the Associate Rector of St. Andrew's                  Episcopal Church in Newport News, Virginia. He  He graduated               from the General Theological Seminary in New York City in 1985              and the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee in 1979.              Peter was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up outside Chicago,          on the coast of New Jersey and outside Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 He is married to Emily Jenks who is the director of the Rockland              School of Ballet. Between Between the two of them, they have                  five grown children. His personal email is peter_jenks@yahoo.com         He hosts a blog atlandofrest.blogspot.com.   In case of emergency  he can be reached on his cell phone at 207-542-3153.


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Dr. Anthony Antolini 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.   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.                 Rob currently resides in Thomaston and is grateful  to serve                    with St. John's.


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