Diocesan Council

Diocesan Council is a decision-making body of the Diocese of Maine that is comprised of two elected members from each of six diocesan areas.


Areas of the Diocese

The Episcopal Diocese of Maine is divided into six Areas made up of groups of congregations. Diocesan Council, a decision-making body of the Diocese of Maine, is comprised of two elected members from each of the six diocesan Areas. New clergy members are elected to Council at a Pre-Convention Hearing in advance of Convention in October.

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Cathedral Dean leaving Portland after 18 years of service

The Very Rev. Dr. Benjamin Shambaugh, Dean of St. Luke’s Cathedral will complete 18 years of service to the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, the City of Portland, and the state and Episcopal Diocese of...


Ash Wednesday Services around the Diocese

Here a listing of some of the services and events taking place in Maine on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday: AUGUSTA: Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church, 209 Eastern Avenue, Augusta, ME will be offering in-person services...


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.



Staff Member

The Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Brown

A phrase I love to use when I meet people is, “where are you from-from?” It’s become an invitation for the person to reach back to the place where she or he spent the earliest...

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Earth Day Sermon “To Till and Keep the Earth”

To Till and Keep the Earth A sermon preached at St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church, Deer Isle, MaineFirst Sunday after Easter, Year C, April 24 2022 Celebrating Earth Day (April 22) Texts: Genesis 2:4b-25...




Episcopal Maine in the News

A list of articles and videos featuring the Diocese of Maine