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Summer Chapels in Maine

Sorrento summer chapelThere are 18 summer chapels in Maine that have become communities of worship and friendship over the last 125 years. Many of the chapels date from those times when the Maine coast was growing popular as a summer destination, the days when families came for the summer and  when going to church meant walking there. 

Today few families spend the entire summer at their second homes. The roads are paved, the cars are dependable. Still, the summer chapels continue to draw families back to mark life's milestones: weddings and baptisms, memorial services and lovely, unremarkable Sunday mornings. The connections remain for those families who have worshipped and celebrated together in places of great natural beauty and the visitors they welcome into their midst.

Schedules vary between chapels but most begin worshipping together at the end of June and continue through Labor Day. Read more about each chapel and how to get in touch with them by clicking on the links below. Chapels hire clergy to serve during the summer and schedule weddings and services independently of the diocese. To request contact information for a chapel, please email
Read more about each chapel by clicking on the links below:

All Saints by the Sea, Bailey Island

St. Martins in the Field, Biddeford Pool

St. Peters by the Sea, Cape Neddick

St. Philips by the Sea, Fortunes Rocks

Our Lady of the Evergreens, Harborside

Christ Church Dark Harbor, lslesboro

Trinity Chapel, Kennebunk Beach

St. Ann's, Kennebunkport

St. Cuthberts, MacMahan Island

North Haven Summer Services, North Haven

All Saints Chapel, Orrs Island

Holy Trinity Chapel, Peaks Island

St. James Chapel, Prouts Neck

Church of the Redeemer, Sorrento

All Saints by the Sea, Southport

St. Georges Chapel, Long Cove, Tenants Harbor

St. Christophers by the Sea, Winter Harbor

Trinity Chapel, York Harbor


If you are a leader at a summer chapel searching for diocesan forms, please visit this page.

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