St Francis by the Sea


Date Posted September 16, 2019
Diocese Maine (Michael Ambler)
Location Blue Hill
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Rural
Compensation $70,000
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 252
Average Sunday Attendance 75
Child Population in Church School 8
Adult Population in Church School 25
Budget $262,000


St. Francis, set in a small town on a rural peninsula in mid-coast Maine, is a powerhouse of worship, service and learning. Blue Hill is a famously idyllic place to visit and vacation in the summer time. It’s also a thriving year round center for those who choose or were born to the more rigorous beauty of the other nine months. St. Francis is a key participant in all the seasons of local life; worship on Sunday mornings is well-attended and lively, and the congregation participates in social outreach throughout the area. The congregation has a particular focus on learning and teaching: it initiated and hosted the Down East Spiritual Life Conference (see details in their OTM Portfolio, available at the links below) several times, and looks forward to working with a new Rector to build on that foundation. St. Francis is a great place; its people seek and will warmly support a priest looking to do great ministry in concert with them.


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Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Michael Ambler

Canon to the Ordinary, Episcopal Diocese of Maine

143 State Street, Portland, ME 04101

207-772-1953 ext 123