Welcome to St. Saviour’s!


Welcome to St. Saviour’s. If this is your first visit, click <here> to get some basic information and orientation.  Do check out some upcoming concerts here and in the area by <clicking here>.  You are only a visitor once!

Our service is each Sunday at 10 am. 

In case of hazardous travel conditions:   We will post the closing on WLBZ TV channel 2. You may also text wardens Jim Vallette (412-3015) or Linda Foster (412-9700) for any updates.  The office will be closed when schools or government offices are closed but you can always leave a voice mail at 288-4215 or email info@stsaviours.me and we will get back to you. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 8:30 am to 3 pm.

We have been listed as one of the top things to do in Bar Harbor by Tripsavvy! Check it out by clicking here!

Community Pancake Supper coming up at Church of Our Father (91 State Highway 3, Hulls cove) on Shrove Tuesday, February 25 starting at 4:30 pm. Come and bring your appetite!


Save the Date:   March on Mt. Desert Street! 

The annual progressive supper in St. Saviour’s neighborhood is coming right up on Thursday, March 5th.  If you are new to this event, it’s a free progressive supper for all, hosted by the non-profit groups on Mt. Desert Street: the YWCA, St. Saviour’s, Jesup Library, Abbe Museum, and Bar Harbor Congregational Church. It’s a great time to get together with neighbors. Come and enjoy! Watch for the schedule.

This year our course to prepare and serve is appetizers, a pleasant change for St. Saviour’s. Since this is the first course, and clean-up is easy, even those on kitchen duty will be able to enjoy some of the later courses. We will plan to host 100 neighbors, the typical number. Many hands make light work, so we’ll need nine or ten people to make appetizers.

Watch for sign-up sheets at coffee hours in February, or call/e-mail Pat Samuel, 207-610-2054,  plsamuelbh@gmail.com, or leave a message at the church office: 288-4215, info@stsaviours.me.

Will you need a ride?  Please let us know.


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:

  • 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.

Recent Sermon Videos


This week’s sermon:

Homily by Father John Burton.

The lesson says to us, “So I hear you are longing for the good old days, I hear you are longing to go back to the way it was, and you knew how it was going to be, and you could predict from one week to another what your life was going to be like,” said Father Burton. “And God is going to do that – he is going to restore you to the land, you just wait, and, the prophet says, your restoration is not just about you, your restoration is so that you will be a light to the nations, the rest of the world, the people who up until now paid no attention to this God who the people of Israel worshipped.”

Archived sermons are available {HERE}

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.