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.

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.

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.

 Faithfully, 

 +Stephen T. Lane

 The Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane

Bishop of Maine 

 

CLICK HERE for a printable copy of this letter

Bishop Lane Retiring this year.

Here is a brochure about the duties of the bishop and the quest for the 10th Bishop of Maine for you to use if you would like to know more about who and what a Bishop is….    Trifold Brochure

Episcopal Transition

As many of you will have already learned, Bishop Stephen Lane has announced his retirement in June of 2019, and has called for the election of a Bishop Diocesan to succeed him (Bishop Lane’s letter can be read here: https://tinyurl.com/DioMaineTransition). 

The Consecration of Bishop Elect Thomas Brown will be June 22, 2019. For more information as it becomes available, click here

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified:Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you;Through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

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.