St. Saviour's Church
St. Saviour's Church
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
St. Saviour is an historic Episcopal church. The oldest part of the church was begun in 1876; later parts were added through 1901, including the renowned collection of stained glass windows by Tiffany and others. The parish is still active today, and we invite you to visit for a tour, for worship, or just for a moment of quiet respite in your day. During the tourist season (June - October), the church is open daily from about 9- 5 for self-guided tours. Guided tours Sunday after the 11:00 Service and other times by appointment. Donations are welcome to support this beautiful church. May God continue to bless you!
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  • JNYCwriter
    New York City, New York6,856 contributions
    Notable Old Church
    I always enjoy older architectural structures while visiting a location. Bar Harbor offers St. Saviour’s church where you will find a wooden structure built in the 1800s. In New England you find many white churches, but this one is natural wood.
    Visited August 2020
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 16, 2020
  • egwanderlust
    Hampton, New Hampshire1,289 contributions
    Beautiful Stained Glass
    I am in no way religious but I appreciate stained glass and architecture. This old church is beautiful from the outside and filled with history. Some of the stained glass windows located within this church are genuine Tiffany. Due to the pandemic the building was closed and although the grounds are beautiful I would have loved to view the windows from within the church. Maybe next time.
    Visited October 2020
    Written October 29, 2020
  • Cas C
    London, United Kingdom4 contributions
    Lovely church
    We visited this historic church when we were on a walking tour several years ago. We were in Bar Harbor for the day from a cruise ship. Unfortunately this time we went by twice and the church was locked. Very disappointed. Call before you go.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 9, 2023
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Dave48838
Greenville, MI640 contributions
Aug 2022
With the bustle of town, a visit to this fine church will help revive your spirit. A dark and shadowy interior is offset by some beautiful windows. The architecture is both unique and historic. Kneel and say a prayer in this beautiful church - and don't miss the historic cemetery next door.
Written August 17, 2022
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practans
Lewes, DE1,837 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
We visited St. Saviour's when strolling along Mount Desert street in the morning. During our visit we learned that at midday there was to be a presentation of music, so we stopped back.

The church is reminiscent of an English country church built of grey fieldstone and closely surrounded by attractive shrubbery. The church is laid out in the form of a cross and is topped with a wood frame tower with a pyramidal roof. Beside it is a small cemetery which I think is associated with the church, although it contains a sign referring to the Village Burying Ground which predates the church.

Inside the ceiling is marked by many dark wooden beams adding to the country church appearance. Along the walls are a number of beautiful stained glass windows. The main altar is relatively simple yet imposing and above it are five stained class windows in pyramid form.

Ironically, this Episcopal church is named for a French Jesuit Mission that was established on Mt. Desert Island in the 1600s.
Written April 8, 2016
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northwestgirl777
Wickenburg, AZ10 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
Loved, loved, loved the stained glass windows. From the outside it didn't look extraordinary but once you enter it is awe inspiring. The workmanship of the stained glass windows wowed us. So glad we walked by this church on our way into town.
Written June 15, 2014
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angevine16
North Truro, MA27 contributions
Oct 2013 • Friends
This Episcopal church had me ready to convert ... so exceptionally beautiful. My stepdaughter and I were fortunate enough to be the only visitors one recent Saturday afternoon, and the gloom and faint musty smell contrasted with the brilliance of the Tiffany stained-glass windows. Sitting quietly in this jewel-box, looking at the side-chapels and feeling the atmosphere of prayer that wrapped around us was a beautiful and oddly uplifting feeling. There's a guide you can purchase that explains the windows, but take time to feel the church itself, too.
Written October 22, 2013
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James H
Titusville3,489 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
We have been to Bar Harbor many times over the years and never stopped in to see this church. It is situated on a site that also holds the village cemetery where the founder are buried along with some unknown. There is a unique Bell Tower beside the church that features several size bells. Once you enter the "cathedral" you will see the Tiffany stained glass windows down each side. There are several alters that provide a more intimate seating pattern. Looking back at the entrance from the alter you are impressed with a huge circular stained glass window. I would never have thought to stop if not for Trip Advisor. Best kept secret in Arcadia. We were alone for our entire half hour visit.Please leave a donation as you leave.
Written May 19, 2014
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Cheri W
Louisville, KY242 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
Please take time to see this beautiful church with it's stained glass tiffany windows. Take a tour by following the brochure around the church as you see and read the history of the windows. Please make a donation as you leave.
Written October 20, 2013
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V3606LDsharons
San Antonio, TX42 contributions
Sep 2019
Make sure you walk the whole place. The back part of the church has a beautiful arched walkway. The side chapel is a quiet place to sit and absorb the beauty of the religious items and get in touch with the spirit of the place. The architecture is amazing and the stained glass everywhere!!!!
Written October 17, 2019
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Thanks for your review, V3606LDsharons. I'm glad you found some of the less obvious attractions of our church, and that you had the time for some quiet reflection. May God continue to bless you.
Written October 28, 2019
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Flipper029
Ann Arbor, Michigan553 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Not far from the village green in Bar Harbor is St. Saviour’s Church. We wandered in here from the street and I was so glad that we did. There were excursions from the cruise ships going here so you know it must be worth seeing. Beautiful! It was free for us and did not take too much time from our day.
Written September 28, 2019
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Thank you, Flipper, I'm glad you found us! I pray that the rest of your visit was beautiful as well.
Written October 2, 2019
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Lori W
25 contributions
Aug 2019
Absolutely worth going inside to see the church and the windows. I loved the separate little sanctuary. Not quite sure if that was the original or if it was built like that from the beginning. To me that was more beautiful than anything.
Written August 25, 2019
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I'm glad you enjoyed our church, Calojo. The history of our building is rather complex. The original church (1877) now makes up the Transepts of the current church (the side wings that are like the arms of a cross). Over the following twenty-five years the congregation built the Nave (the area where the congregation sits), the Chancel (the raised area that includes the choir, altar, pulpit and organ), the Chapel (the small worship space to the south of the chancel) as well as the Rectory and the Cloister that connects it to the church next door. I pray that the rest of your journey has been beautiful!
Written August 26, 2019
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Robert H
Barnegat, NJ249 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Lovely little church with touching windows and plaques honoring those who died at Sea. A good place to recenter after the tee shirt shops.
Written July 26, 2019
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I’m so glad you had a good visit, Robert. Thanks for the review, and may God continue to bless you.
Written July 27, 2019
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