St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church has been striving to be a lively spiritual resource for the entire Bar Harbor community since 1876. We welcome all to join us in loving our neighbors through service and sharing, and loving God through word, song, prayer and sacrament. We are blessed with an historic building in the center of Bar Harbor, where we are able to host a wide variety of musical performances and community functions.
On August 22, 1916, the communities that had worked to create what would become Acadia expressed their pride and pleasure at a grand celebration at the Building of the Arts in Bar Harbor. Among the celebrants and speakers that day in 1916 were Charles W. Eliot, George B. Dorr, and Luere Babson Deasy. On August 22, 2016, exactly one hundred years later, St. Saviour’s Church will host an afternoon celebration and reenactment to honor the vision of these three founders of Acadia National Park. Direct descendants of Charles Eliot and Luere Deasy, and a worthy representative of Mr. Dorr, will deliver their original speeches and recreate the atmosphere of that celebration. The speeches given a century ago still resonate with Acadia lovers today. This event, which is free and open to the public, will also include music appropriate to the occasion and a 1916 style lemonade social.
St. Saviour’s is also proud to host other events to honor the Centennial, including concerts of the Acadia Choral Society on May 7th and 8th, and of the Mount Desert Summer Chorale on August 5th and 6th. Details of those concerts may be found on by following the links above for those organizations.