About Us


Welcome! We are glad you are here and invite you to visit St. Andrew’s-By-the-Sea, a historic seaside chapel offering summer worship and fellowship on New Hampshire’s scenic seacoast.

Our Mission

St. Andrews’s-by-the-Sea is a historic seasonal chapel that strives to provide inspirational and inclusive worship, fellowship, and outreach support in the greater community.

St. Andrew’s is open from mid-May through mid-October.

On Sundays we host visiting clergy with a wide range of backgrounds from throughout New England and beyond to preside at our Sunday services. The chapel is also available for weddings, baptisms, and memorial services.

Our picturesque chapel opened for worship services in August 1876. It is a beautiful slate-roofed, stone building embellished on the interior with wood trim, decorative wooden trusses, stained glass Tiffany windows, and a Rogers organ. Since that first worship service so long ago we have continued to welcome seacoast residents and summer visitors through our historic lych gate to join us for summer services and refreshments in this beautiful setting by the sea.

St. Andrew’s-By-the-Sea was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of Interior in 2002. Click for more history.

Please browse through our website, it is filled with more information.


The Rev. Robert E. (Rob) Stevens, Jr.

As a summer-only chapel St. Andrew’s has no full time, on-staff clergy. The Rev Robert E. Stevens, Jr., Rector of St John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire serves as our Vicar. Click to learn more about Rob.


We publish a newsletter two times a year. Go to The Fisherman’s Net for more information and to access the newsletter archive.