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.
Services for the 2021 season will be held in person at the chapel. As of July 11, 2021, masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals although still required for those who are not fully vaccinated. Social distancing inside the chapel is being relaxed and pre-registration is no longer necessary. Seating will be available on the porch for those wishing to maintain social distancing. Please note that times have been adjusted this season. Services will be held at 9:00AM and 10:30 AM. Holy Communion will be celebrated at all services except the 4th Sunday of each month at 10:30 when Morning Prayer and Sermon will be offered. The 10:30 service will be recorded for our friends unable to attend in person and may be accessed by clicking the “Services” tab at the top of this page.
Friends of All Saints by-the-Sea have generously allowed the Chapel to donate substantial sums to charitable organizations on the Boothbay peninsula. Recipients include the St. Columba’s/All Saints Joint Outreach Fund, the Community Resource Council and Southport Island Association Helping Hands Fund. The Boothbay Region Emergency Fuel Fund and Set for Success Back to School drive also are supported by the Chapel community. 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.