St. Ann’s Vestry has made decisions about how the parish can be open this summer. The decisions are based on the following objectives:

  • To maintain the health and safety of the congregation, staff, and visitors.
  • To comply with all directives and guidelines of the State of Maine and Episcopal Diocese of Maine (including future changes).
  • To maintain an active ministry in the local community.

Based on the Governor’s and Bishop of Maine’s guidelines and requirements, we adhere to the following:

In-Person Worship Services

We will gather at the Seaside Chapel on Sundays at 8am. The Stone Chapel will be used on Sundays at the 10 o’clock service. Holy Eucharist will be served at both services. There will be no restrictions on attendance numbers and masks will be voluntary except for people who are not vaccinated including children under the age of 12.

General Plans

We will continue to review best health practices, along with State and Diocesan guidelines, to be certain that all in-person worship services and other ceremonies at St. Ann’s can be attended safely. We note that the foundation of all decisions is our God-given responsibility to protect everyone’s health and well-being while continuing to offer worship and spiritual sustenance as best we can in this challenging period.