The Church of All Saints by-the-Sea, an Episcopal summer chapel, welcomes visitors of all faiths to the beautiful island of Southport in the Boothbay, Maine region.
The chapel’s dual mission is worship and outreach to the community.
Services are held from mid-June through the second Sunday in September. Each season, distinguished Episcopal clergy from around the country are invited to visit for several weeks to preach and conduct services on Sunday and lead a discussion group on the coming week’s scripture passages on the porch on Tuesday mornings at 9:00AM.
We look forward to returning to worship in our sacred space on Southport Island on June 18, 2023. Our schedule again includes inspiring visiting clergy from across the country. The 2023 schedule may be viewed under the “Services” tab at the top of this page. Service times are 8:00AM and 10:00AM with Holy Communion celebrated at all services except for the 4th Sunday of the month when Morning Prayer will be offered at 10:00AM. The 10:00AM service will be recorded and will usually be available for viewing by Tuesday by clicking on “View Recorded Services”. Prior years’ services and the annual Christmas Eve service are also available for viewing. To view the chapel’s current Safety and Health protocols, click the “Services” tab.
Friends of All Saints by-the-Sea have generously allowed the Chapel to donate substantial sums to charitable organizations on the Boothbay peninsula and beyond. Recipients include the St. Columba’s/All Saints Joint Outreach Fund, the Community Resource Council and New Hope Midcoast. The Boothbay Region Emergency Fuel Fund and Set for Success Back to School drive also are supported by the Chapel community. A substantial gift was made to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund for the Ukrainian crisis. For more details on the organizations supported by the chapel community, click here.
The present chapel was erected in 1905 and consecrated in 1906. Throughout its history, numerous celebrations have taken place on this beautiful holy site. Information regarding weddings, memorial services and special events may be found under the “About Us” link above. Under the direction of the Right Reverend Thomas James Brown, Episcopal Bishop of Maine, the chapel is administered by a Governing Committee of volunteer members of the congregation who are permanent or summer residents of the Boothbay Region.