St. John the Baptist Church

Angoon, Alaska

St. John the Baptist Church

Founded 1888

Diocese: Diocese of Alaska

Deanery: Sitka / Southeast Deanery

Church: 907-586-1179

Parish Contacts

325 6th St Apt A
Juneau, AK 99801
Home: 719-761-8214

Parish Background

The parish began its existence in the Village of Killisnoo in 1889 with the construction of the Church of St. Andrew the First Called. Unfortunately, the Church, along with much of the village burned in 1928, forcing most of the people to relocate to Angoon. When it became clear that the Killisnoo Packing Company would not resume full operations, the Parishioners decided to stay in Angoon and construct a new building.

In 1929, the faithful completed the construction of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Angoon Alaska.