Diocesan Central Payroll Program

The Diocesan Central Payroll Program was created  to serve our congregations by providing an economical payroll service process.  For the fee of $104 annually per employee, we prepare all direct deposits, file quarterly 941 reports, deposit payroll taxes and prepare W-2s at year-end. Basically, if all of your employees are on this program, you simply send money to the diocese twice a month and you have no other payroll responsibilities. 


Lay Liturgical Ministry

A communicant in good standing, may be licensed by the Bishop to serve as Worship Leader, Preacher, Eucharistic Minister, or Eucharistic Visitor. Requirements and guidelines for the selection, training, continuing education, and deployment of lay ministers, and the duration of licenses shall be established by the Bishop in consultation with the Commission on Ministry.


“Our Relationship with the Wabanaki People” Spring Training 2022 Follow-Up on HR5444

Toward the end of our session about our diocese’ relationship with The Wabanaki Peoples, a question asked about providing advocacy details regarding HR 5444 / B 2907, the “Truth & Healing Commission on Indian Boarding...


Safe Church Training

The Diocese of Maine (“the Diocese”) is committed to the prevention of child abuse of all forms. The purpose of this policy is to help the church to be a safe place for all who worship, or minister, or come in any sort of need, including children, youth, and those who work with them. We believe that this policy is one aspect of honoring our baptismal vows to “respect the dignity of every human being.”


Supply Clergy Guidelines

Supply Clergy Guidelines are intended to be a helpful tool for people in congregations who are responsible for working with clergy filling-in, as well as to serve as a resource for members of the clergy themselves.


“Saying ‘Peace, Peace’ When There Is No Peace” program

Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:00am—1:00pm Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick Hybrid Event: In person at 1 Middle Street, Brunswick or Online via Facebook Live Registration is free, with an option to donate From the Hebrew...


Clergy Application Instructions

Clergy interested in being considered for a position in The Episcopal Diocese of Maine should follow these instructions.


Disciplinary Board

In the event of a charge of clergy misconduct, members of Disciplinary Board must meet to review the matter.


Trustees of Diocesan Funds

The Trustees of Diocesan Funds manage financial and real estate assets for the benefit of congregations, missions, the diocese and the bishop.


General Convention

The General Convention is the primary governing and legislative body of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. It meets regularly once every three years.