Summer Chapels in Maine
There 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. 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.