Church of the Good Shepherd

The Episcopal Church in Rangeley, Maine

From Bishop Brown

Effective immediately, based on the Bishops recommendation, there will be no Sunday Service at the Church of the Good Shepherd until further notice!

Every faith community in the Diocese of Maine should suspend in-person worship, formation programs, and governance meetings until further notice (as of today, the Centers for Disease Control recommends against gatherings of 50 or more for the next eight weeks). However, we are not closing our churches: in fact, I encourage our congregations to explore options for providing limited access to our buildings for individual and private prayer (within the safe parameters of CDC guidelines).

Our Community

We are located in Rangeley, a small beautiful town in the western mountains of Maine. 

The region’s year-round population is 2,500 but exceeds 7,500 when snowbirds (summer residents) return from winter locales.

Our community is a lively center for the arts, with many art shows, painting classes, drama and music camps, Rangeley Friends of the Arts concerts, musicals, poets and writers gatherings, book clubs, and all kinds of life enriching community activities.

The Rangeley Lakes Region is sustained by tourism and known for a rich and storied outdoor sporting heritage, trophy brook trout, breathtaking natural beauty, peace and tranquility, clean air and pristine waters, and friendly people.

Rangeley is home to 3 other year-round and 2 summer-only congregations:                                                    

  • Rangeley Free Baptist Church,                                                                                                
  • St. Luke’s Catholic Church,
  • United Church of Christ (Congregational),
  • Summer Jewish Sabbath Services at the Union Log Church in Oquossoc, and
  • a summer non-denominational chapel.

Rangeley area clergy sponsor many ecumenical activities during the year.

Church of the Good Shepherd - Rangeley, Maine | A member of The Episcopal Diocese of Maine, The Episcopal Church, and the Worldwide Anglican Communion