Help this work by reading the campaign brochure here and by downloading a pledge card here.

You can also support the campaign by making a contribution securely on our giving page.  

More details of our campaign follow below.

St. Paul’s is Much More Than a Church.

Since 1838, the Episcopal Congregation on Nantucket has faithfully served its members and our island community.  Our heritage has created a congregation with a tradition of servanthood. The call to service was never more powerful than during the pandemic, which demonstrated deep community needs that we could help alleviate. We have chosen to respond with robust outreach, ministries, programs, concerts and campus improvements.

We Are Called to do More for Our Parish Family and Our Neighbors in Need.
Father Max and staff provide wider pastoral care, even beyond our membership.
We collaborated more with island nonprofits to more effectively meet local needs.
We prepare and deliver free St. Paul’s Suppers to about 75 families a week.
We use technology to reach, comfort and encourage hundreds of people each week with our broadcasts of worship, music and more.
We nurture elementary school children with snacks, books and after-school reading instruction, bringing them joy.
We provide Laundry Love cards to families and support other island nonprofits such as the Nantucket Food Pantry.
We open our doors for more community events such as concerts on our campus. 
Our Mission is to Make the Love of God More Widely Known.
Our strategic plan, adopted in 2020 and based on a parish-wide survey, was set back by the pandemic.
We are renewing our plan now, by enhancing our facilities to provide more programming and outreach, to help fulfill our mission. 
We cannot fully realize our Lord’s call without renewing and restoring our sacred and gathering spaces.

Call to Community is the Path Forward

With improved facilities and finances, we can provide for the care and support of our congregation and the Nantucket community. In our Father’s name, we pray for the strength and resources to fulfill this mission.
To fund our plans, we are launching our first capital campaign since 2013, to support campus improvementsand to build our endowment for generational sustainability.
We seek to raise $4.2 million.

We Invite You to be Part of This Exciting Restoration and Growth! 
Though you may not see them, we have completed repairs to our narthex and bell tower for $1.3 million. It will now stand for generations. $1.3 million
Interior painting and a new sound system are also completed at a cost of $200,000. 
Now we need to upgrade Gardner Hall and our sanctuary, to protect our heritage along with our building and its priceless Tiffany windows. The estimated cost is $1.9 million. 
We also need to make modest upgrades to our Parish House for $200,000. 
And we need to increase our endowment for future care by $600,000.

Renovating Gardner Hall

  Its partially finished space is inadequate to fully serveparishioners and the    community. We need to:
   Upgrade 50-year-old electrical wiring
   Add a sprinkler system throughout to protect parishioners, visitors and our   building.
   Install new flooring, ceilings.
   Build new bathrooms.
   Improve ventilation in the hall and above.
   Improve accessibility.

Parish House

We plan to make minor renovations to create space for future use for early childhood/preschool education programs and to improve office space.
Interior painting.
New flooring.
AC for conference room.
All first steps in creating a community center

Expand Our Endowment To Secure Our Future

Enhance our investment.
Provide additional income.
Safeguard our parish.

  St. Paul’s: Remaining “Much More Than A Church”

  SPIRITUALLY by ensuring that parishioners and visitors may gather andworship in our       church building safely and in a beautiful space.
  ARTISTICALLY by maintaining and expanding musicprograms and community events.
  EDUCATIONALLY with facilities to provide for more programming and ministries,    especially for families and young people.
  SOCIALLY by growing its existing ministries and creating new ones for more fellowship  among members and neighbors.
           It is in our service to one another and our community that our faith comes alive.
                                                                                                                                      ~Father Max

For 186 years, St. Paul’s has been a beacon of light to the Nantucket community. Our   mission is “To Make the Love of God More Widely Known” by responding to the need that surrounds us.  Outwardly, this is in part a campaign of bricks and mortar. But at its core, it is driven by the spirit of faith that lies at the heart of all we do.   

The campaign’s success rests in each of us, prayerfully asking for guidance on how to serve and how to help. Those questions are deeply personal, requiring that each of us determine the right answer for ourselves and our families.  If we are guided by the sure and certain knowledge of God’s love, our gifts will be personally significant --and even sacrificial.  It will be a time of blessed assurance, and the St. Paul’s family will have answered the Call to Community.

Call to Community: How are you being called?

I give you a new commandment, that you love one anotherjust as I have loved you, you also should love one another. Bythis everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you havelove for one another.  – John 13:34-35


Contact Information:

 Peter Barnes, Co-Chair, 617-838-4362 cell
 Bob Felch, Co-Chair, 774-236-9517 cell
 Contact them at
 You can reach Father Max Wolf at   , 302-542-5587 cell.
You may also learn more and donate by visiting the Call to Community Capital Campaign page on our website,
If you prefer to make a gift of securities, please contact our Treasurer, Martin McKerrow, , 646-202-3907 cell.