The Siasconset Union Chapel was built in 1883 as an ecumenical “House of Worship” and has hosted Protestant and Roman Catholic services for many years since. The Chapel is at the heart of the 'Sconset community. It is the meeting place for prayer, song, message, marriage, contemplation and a place for annual renewal and resumption of friendships.

The ‘Sconset Chapel property consists of the Chapel building, a parsonage, the community green and the memorial gardens with our Columbarium. In 2007, the Massachusetts Historical Commission granted an historic preservation restriction to the Chapel ensuring that it will remain as is for years to come.

Outreach Report

There are so many wonderful aspects to being a member of the Siasconset Union Chapel community. Certainly, near the top of the list is knowing that, through the generosity of so many parishioners, the Chapel is giving more than ever to those in need on our very special island through its outreach program. In fact, the Chapel is likely the fourth or fifth largest donor to the Nantucket community.

The mission of the Chapel’s Outreach Committee is to provide support for “health and human services on Nantucket and beyond.” Lately, the needs have been so great locally that we have not looked beyond; although in the past, we have donated to such humanitarian groups as World Central Kitchen. However, increasing inflation, the scarcity of affordable housing for islanders, and the ongoing ripple effects of the pandemic that disrupted so many livelihoods have focused our attention on island non-profits.


How can you support ‘Sconset Chapel

Please review the Ways to Give page that provides more information on how you can help.

View of the Chapel

For Christmas Gift Giving

Consider ordering the book, Behold: The Siasconset Union Chapel, or a Christmas ornament for gift giving.


Letter from Rev.
J. Carr Holland III

This Chapel is a place where generations have gathered to be grounded in the Christian faith. Here among the joys and challenges of family and the care of friendships, during vacation’s ease, we touch the deep rhythms of life. We come here to restore, perhaps to heal, to taste peace, to love each other in the ways that summers allow. The rugged work-a-day world can be a little more distant here.

The Chapel and its grounds sit as a reminder that there is a Godly life that seeks to find occupancy within us. Here we reorient ourselves to God whom we know best in Jesus Christ. Here we are reminded that every act of care finds its roots in the core Christian experience and that the energy we call love originates in God, who desires our cooperation, creativity, loyalty.


Letter from the Board President


Welcome to the Chapel's 140th season!! We look forward to greeting you when our doors open in June. Thank you for your continued generosity and support, which enables the Chapel to carry out its mission. As you know, we are totally dependent upon your gifts to keep all Chapel programs viable.

There are many things that we are thankful for at our beloved Chapel.The Reverend Carr Holland will begin his 10th summer with us. What a gift he continues to be! Our Children's Program continues this summer. We were all delighted by the JOY that the children brought last year.  


Worship Schedule

Protestant Services

Sundays 10:30 AM
June 11-Sept. 17

Midweek Prayer Service

Thursdays 8 AM
June 15-Sept. 14

Sunday Beach Service

Sundays 8 AM
July 2 & 16

Roman Catholic Masses

Sundays 8:45 AM
June 26-Sept.3

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Summer 2023 Newsletter Cover

SPRING/SUMMER 2023 (dowload the pdf)