Christmas Season at St. Saviour’s

Christmas Season Services:

Wednesday, December 14 at 4:30 pm Darkest Night Service*
Sunday, December 18 at 4:00 pm – Lessons and Carols**
Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 pm – Sung Compline
Saturday, December 24 at 4:0 pm – Family Eucharist
Saturday, December 24 at 10 pm – Festal Eucharist
Sunday, December 25 at 10:00 am – Christmas Day Eucharist

*Darkest Night. On this “darkest” night, we remember and acknowledge the “blue” feelings that we or others may have during the holidays; feelings of loneliness, loss, sadness, or alienation due to memories of past experiences and pain of present realities. Please join us Wednesday, December 14 at 4:30 pm as we accompany those for whom this is not a time of celebration and joy with music and prayer, and in the spirit of the season, be with one another as we are.  Though the night is dark, it heralds the dawn; so let us look together with hope together towards a new day.

**Advent Lessons and Carols at St. Saviour’s! Join us Sunday, December 18 at 4 pm to enjoy Seasonal Hymns plus Choral Music by Goldschmidt, Issac, Monteverdi, Palestrina, Pretorius, Ravenscroft and Sachs.

St. Saviour’s is handicap accessible from our Mt. Desert Street parking lot.


Sunday Advent Study at St. Saviour’s!

Advent is a time of going deeper in our spirituality and our relationship with God, in anticipation of Christ’s coming into the world.  On Sundays in Advent, Fr. Tim and Mthr. Kathleen are offering teaching sessions on traditional spiritual disciplines and practices that may help you go deeper.  Sessions are independent – come to one or all.  All begin at about 11:15, after a little bit of Christmas Cookies, coffee hour and Greening of the Church on December 18), in the Rectory Common Library.

December 11:    Praying with Icons, Mother Kathleen

December 18:    Anglican Prayer Beads, Father Tim.

Christmas Memorial Flower Order form


We welcome you to order Christmas Wreaths and/or Poinsettias in memory, thanksgiving or honor of loved one! Simply click on the link above to the order form, print it, fill it out and send it with your check payable to St. Saviour’s Parish, 41 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609.

What a wonderful way to remember those whom you love and help make our sanctuary beautiful as well!

Welcome to St. Saviour’s!

Enjoy a 360 virtual tour of the Sanctuary by clicking on “Panorama” in the Photo Gallery tab on the left side of the main page.

The sanctuary is open for your enjoyment from 9 am until 5 pm every day through Sunday, October 30th. If there is an event or service in progress, please return when you can! We will be happy to open the Sanctuary for your pleasure any time the office is open all year around!

Donations may be made by credit card or PayPal through the “Donations” link or scan this QR code with your Smartphone!  QR Code Paypal StSaviour

Note cards of some of our beautiful stained glass windows are available for sale from the office year ’round. See the link with pictures of them all.

Guided tours are available any Sunday after the 10 am service year ’round as well as well as at dates and times posted on our Google Calendar (see link in the tabs above).

Please note that construction in the Kennebec Street parking lot has started and, sadly, there will be NO parking there weekdays. There will be parking by permit on Saturdays and for groups using our facility and parking on Sunday mornings for church, of course! We apologize for the inconvenience


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.)

lily window presentation picture mdislander liz graves

Taize Services at St. Saviour’s

Taizé – An Ecumenical Prayer Service at St. Saviour’s Parish, 41 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor

Simple, yet profound. Experience the spirituality and the meditative songs of the Taizé community of France, an interdenominational and ecumenical monastic order known around the world for its message of trust, peace and reconciliation. • Candlelight, • Scripture, • Silence, • Song, • Prayer.

Watch for coming dates and times here.

St. Saviour’s is handicap accessible and All are welcome!