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

I would like to tell you about seeing our outreach dollars at work on Nantucket. Recently a group of volunteers from the Chapel provided a cookout for The Tulgey Wood. For those of you that aren't familiar with Tulgey Wood this is from their Mission Statement.

The Tulgey Wood encourages and supports friendships, adventures and artistic expressions between people with severe disabilities and the friends who adore them.


How can you support ‘Sconset Chapel

Please review the Stewardship page that provides more information on how you can help.



Summer 2017 Newsletter Cover

SUMMER 2017 (dowload the pdf)

Letter from the Board Chair

Summer 2017

From Ray Grubbs

As a new season approaches, the countdown for another ‘Sconset summer begins. The calendar for the Chapel displays not only a vibrant schedule of worship services, baptisms, weddings and memorial services; but, also an array of lectures and speakers on topics of interest to many of our congregants.


Letter from Rev.
J. Carr Holland III


Summer 2017

Dear Friends of the Chapel:

Another season has come to us at the Chapel. Winter has passed and the promise of summer is here. We gather again in this sacred space we simply call “the Chapel.” In so many ways we come home here, on the Island, in the Chapel. We come to shift gears, to slow a little perhaps, or to engage in activities of pleasure but also meaning. We make meaning by what we open ourselves to learn, to hear, to hope.


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

Worship Schedule

Protestant Services

Sundays 10:30 AM
June 11 to September 17, 2017


Eucharist Healing Services

Thursdays 8 AM
Begins June 15, 2017

Roman Catholic Services

Sundays 8:45 AM
June 25 to September 3, 2017

Taize Service

Sunday 5 PM
August 27, 2017

Sunday Beach Service

Sundays 8 AM
July 2, July 16, August 6,
and August 20, 2017

Chapel Tour

The chapel is open for a docent volunteeer led tour Monday-Friday mornings from 10:30-12:30.

Taize Service

The Chapel offered this simplified service of scripture and song last summer for the first time thanks to Jeff Haines who designed the space and provided the music. The Taize community originated in France and is dedicated to reconciliation among Christians and humanity. Using just a few words and the repetition of songs, the service creates a meditative atmosphere. We are planning on having two Taize services this year as it was clear from the feedback we got last summer it was a delight for all who attended and who requested more.

July 30 and August 27, 5 PM