Our Diocese and our Collaborating Parishes.


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As a Parish of the Diocese of Maine, we are part of a church family that extends from Kittery to Fort Kent, and connects us to the rest of the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion.  We share ministry with our Bishop and with every worshipping community.

Some events and notes of interest about the Diocesan Bicentennial coming up in 2020:

  • November 2019 Historic Worship service at Christ Church, Gardiner   — The oldest congregation still in communion
  • May 2nd, 2020 Energizing for the Next 200 Years: Revival with The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry in Bangor

The Dio-Log, the twice-monthly Diocesan newsletter, is available <here>, and you can sign up to receive it in your email.  If you FaceBook, visit and like The Episcopal Diocese of Maine

St. Saviour’s is in a ministry-sharing collaboration with two other parishes on MDI:  The Parish of St. Andrew & St. John in Southwest Harbor, and The Church of Our Father in Hulls Cove.  We share worship once a month, as well as coordinating outreach and fellowship ministries.

St. Saviour’s Church offering service of comfort for those who mourn

Thursday, December 19, 5:30 PM, St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 41 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, is offering a service of comfort for the long nights before Christmas.

Advent and Christmas are joyous times for many, but for others they are a time heavy with grief, anger, and sadness.  While our culture tells us relentlessly that we should be celebrating a perfect Christmas, our very human feelings of loss or loneliness may make joy difficult.

If Christmas is a hard time for you, please consider joining the community at St. Saviour’s Church for a service of quiet prayer and remembrance, for sharing grief with one another and with the God who knows what it is to be human.

“The Longest Night:” Thursday, December 19, 5:30 PM, St. Saviour’s Church is in the chapel.  All are welcome, and no one will be asked to share more than is comfortable.

St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church was founded in 1876, and strives to be a lively spiritual resource for the entire Bar Harbor community.  Sunday worship is at 7:30 and 10:00 AM, as well as a healing Eucharist on Tuesday at 12 noon.

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Lane: Healing the Church of Sexual Abuse and Misconduct

To: The People of the Diocese of Maine

Re: Healing the Church of Sexual Abuse and Misconduct

Dear Friends in Christ:

As you are well aware, the church is not immune to the sins that beset every human institution. The news frequently carries stories of improper and abusive behavior on the part of clergy, a great deal of which is coming to light in response to the activism of victims, the #MeToo movement. The Episcopal Church has made great strides over the last generation in educating clergy and lay leaders about the maintenance of personal boundaries and the responsibilities we share to protect the most vulnerable from harm. But we are not exempt from bad behavior. There are far too many instances of sexual misconduct in our church.

At last summer’s General Convention, The Episcopal Church suspended for three years the statute of limitations for reporting and addressing sexual abuse and misconduct by clergy against adults………to continue reading this letter, please click here.


 +Stephen T. Lane

 The Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane

Bishop of Maine 


CLICK HERE for a printable copy of this letter

On the trail of the stolen Tiffany Lily stained glass window…

Katharine Whitney with the assistance of Eva Davis and Lee Garrett spoke to “Coffee’s On” and the Acadia Senior College at the Maine Seacoast Mission on Tuesday, February 16th, about our stolen Tiffany Easter Lily Window, and some of the technological improvements in the pursuit of stolen fine arts, which give rise to a cautious optimism, that we may be closer to the possible recovery of our window than at any point since it was stolen 28 years ago.  (Photograph used with permission of Mt. Desert Islander/Liz Graves.)

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St. Saviour’s Panorama


Seth Thompson, an assistant professor of design at the American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), produced this beautiful panorama of St. Saviour’s.  Click here to explore the depths of this 360-degree view of our sanctuary. He has graciously allowed us to maintain a home for this on our website.

This panorama is also featured in Mr. Thompson’s Sacred Spaces of New England project.