St. Francis by the Sea

at Rector
Location Blue Hill
Date Posted September 12, 2023
Category Maine (Suzanne Roberts)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Town
Compensation $79,000, negotiable
Diocesan Compensation Info Diocesan compensation guidelines currently under review; please contact Rev. Suzanne Roberts with questions
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing Allowance
Is there a rectory? No
Equity Allowance Negotiable
Communicants in Good Standing 229
Average Sunday Attendance 49
Child Population in Church School 0
Adult Population in Church School 25
Teacher Population in Church School 0
Budget $260,800


Liturgical style and practice

Describe themselves as "a church with a broad liturgical style". Until fairly recently had a Rite I service at 8:00 and a Rite II service at 10:00, currently offering a single Rite II service at 10:00. Worship is led by organ music and a choir.


Welcoming to worshippers from diverse Christian backgrounds, educated and lively congregation with many accomplished summer residents. Parishioners involved with many local outreach projects in partnership with other churches and lay organizations. Beautiful location on the coast of Maine with access to Acadia National Park and many other recreational opportunities.


Aging population and declining membership.  Their newly settled rector became ill during the Coronavirus pandemic and eventually needed to resign due to ill health, which has been hard on the congregation and lay leadership.  They have benefitted from strong interim and long term supply clergy and are ready to welcome a new rector. Also, housing in the area can be expensive, so clergy might need to drive 30-45 minutes to find more affordable housing.

Contact Information

Please contact Rev Suzanne G. Roberts, Acting Transition and Deployment Minister for the Diocese of Maine