Who We Are

We are a spiritual home for all generations, engaged in the mission of God’s love in the world.

Parish Mission Statement

We are a diverse congregation of people seeking to know God more fully through worship and fellowship, and to share God’s love with our neighbors. Some of us have lived here all of our lives. Some have come recently to work or retire. Some of us work in the oceans, on the properties, at the schools and libraries, at Jackson Laboratory or College of the Atlantic, or in the local shops and restaurants. Some of us are here for only part of the year and have been coming here for years or even generations. Some of us come from as far away as England or California. All of us are grateful to be here to enjoy community worship, shared mission, and the spiritual riches of Mount Desert Island.  Our size and composition fluctuates significantly with the season, as does the overall population of Northeast Harbor, Seal Harbor, and all of Mount Desert Island.

St Mary's Church

St. Mary's By-The-Sea

Worship at 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

St. Jude's Church

St. Jude’s Church

Worship at 10:00 a.m.

Clergy and Staff

The Rev. Stephen D. Muncie

The Rev. Dr, William Hague

Kimberly Haller

Parish Organist

Kerry Kenney

Parish Administrator

Patricia Shellnutt

Financial Administrator

Erik Ford



Lauri Fernald

Senior Warden

Mark Middleton

Junior Warden

Donald Graves


Vestry Members:

Margaret Costan

Karol Hagberg

Jacquelyn Lowe

Maude March

Nancy McCormick

Elizabeth McMullen

Anne Ogilby

William Peelle


Alix Diana


Diocesan Convention Delegates:

Maude March

Elizabeth McMullan

Sydney Roberts Rockefeller

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