Welcome

The Church of All Saints by-the-Sea, an Episcopal summer chapel, and a Place of Prayer for all People, 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.

Worship

We look forward to beginning our 118th season this summer with our first services on Sunday, June 16, 2024. Our schedule again includes many returning favorite and inspiring clergy from across the country. The 2024 schedule may be viewed under the “Services” tab at the top of this page. Recorded services from prior seasons including the Christmas Eve service are available for viewing during the off-season by clicking the “Services” tab and then “View recorded services” which will connect you to our YouTube channel. We are excited to welcome all of our friends back to our Place of Prayer for all People in a few short months.

Outreach

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. Substantial gifts were made to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund for the Ukrainian crisis and for relief for the people affected by the wildfires in Hawaii. Support has also been given to the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. For more details on the organizations supported by the chapel community, click here.

Chapel Information

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.