2023 is a big year for St Ann’s. We celebrate 50 years of faith sharing and presence in the Lakes Region. From the beginning, in the summer of 1971, a few families sat around the dining room table of Bob and Kit Ogg for morning prayer. In November, the Rev. Graham Pierce performed the first Holy Eucharist. A year later, in June of 1973 St Ann’s was acknowledged as a mission church by the Episcopal Diocese of Maine operating in a small chapel in Gorham. In late 1973 the Ogg family generously donated 5 acres of land to St Ann’s to construct the present church building, with parishioners doing a lot of it. Fourteen years later in 1987, an addition was added to the church doubling the space, and another wing was added for office and meeting space in 2014.