On Saturday, October 26th at 3:00pm, at the 200th Convention of the Diocese and Bicentennial Celebration Kick-off, the newly consecrated bishop, the Rt. Rev. Thomas James Brown, will be formally welcomed at the Cathedral of Saint Luke in Portland and seated in the cathedra, or bishop’s chair, that is symbolic of the bishop’s office. Bishop Brown will deliver his convention address during the liturgy. 

All are welcome to attend the service and you can be involved in other ways:

  • Banners:  Between 7:30 and 8:30am on Sat. Oct. 26th. Someone will meet you at the Tower Doors adjacent to the circle in front of the church so there's no need to park. Questions? Please email Lisle Blind.
  • Singers: Anyone who wishes to join the choir, should sign up using this form. Rehearsal will be on Sat. Oct. 26 at 1:30pm in the Nave. Please bring your vestments or robes. If you have questions, please be in touch with Albert Melton, Cathedral Musician at (207) 772-5434.
  • Acolytes: Acolytes sign up here. If you have questions, please reach out to David Savage at (207) 232-0650.
  • Greeters: Want to help greet guests at the service? Please sign up here. Greeters should meet in the front circle of the Cathedral at 2pm and bring their church nametag. Contact George Cooper or (207) 233-5480 with any questions.
The offertory will be for Maine Episcopal Youth Mission Exchange.
Parking at the Cathedral

There is no parking at the Cathedral in either the circle or back parking lot.

Please make arrangements to drop-off guests with mobility challenges in the circle. (Banners, see above, may also be dropped off in the circle the morning of the service.)

On street, two hour metered parking is available on State St. and in the neighborhood. 

There is a parking garage at 45 Spring St. (next to the Civic Center with entrances on Spring St and Free St) is $3/hr. It is .04 miles (an 8-minute walk) from the Cathedral.
The Holiday Inn by the Bay parking garage at 60 Spring Street is slightly closer and cheaper but may have limited parking due to their hotel guests.
The Gateway Garage at 181 High Street (next to the Westin) is a few blocks from the Cathedral but may be full. No cash is accepted. $26/day. 


For more Convention info, please visit

If you have questions about The Seating at the Cathedral, please call 207-772-5434.


143 State Street | Portland, ME 04101 | Phone: (207) 772-1953 |