St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Scarborough, Maine

About Us

Our Mission

Welcome ~ Worship ~ Respond

We seek to nurture a community that, inspired by the loving kindness of Jesus Christ, welcomes all people, worships God, discerns God’s will for us individually and collectively, and responds to the needs of the world through concern for hunger, peace and social justice.



Our membership includes individuals and families from Scarborough, Old Orchard Beach, and most other towns in the Greater Portland area. Members are active in church administration, outreach, spiritual development and education. If you are interested in becoming a member of St. Nicholas, or would like to learn more about the faith of the Episcopal Church, please contact the church at 883-9437, or


Priest – Rev. David S. Heald

The Vicar at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church is the Rev. David S. Heald. David is a graduate of Amherst College. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School and his Certificate in Anglican Studies from the General Theological Seminary in New York. He served parishes in Massachusetts and was for 15 years Rector of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Yarmouth, Maine. He is also a hospice chaplain caring for those at the end-of-life. He serves half time at St. Nick’s while continuing a reduced schedule as hospice chaplain. He is a thoughtful leader and spiritual counselor who delivers well- crafted, insightful sermons and celebrates Eucharist with a warmly personal grace.

David and his family enjoy the variety of outdoor activities Maine offers. He is a loyal fan who closely follows the Red Sox and the Patriots. David’s wife, Sukie Curtis, is an artist and former Episcopal priest. They have two adult daughters.


Church Musician

Dr. Terry Foster has served churches in many capacities since he was a teenager. He was our Church Musician from 2001-2009. After his retirement from the University of Southern Maine and from teaching church history at Bangor Theological Seminary, he has returned to St. Nicholas. He also coordinates special music for the 5:15pm service at St. Luke’s Cathedral on the third Sunday of each month.

Terry is committed to using all genres of music in worship services and encourages church members, young and old, to sing, play instruments, and share their ideas about music at St. Nicholas. He can be reached at


The History of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

“The “Scarborough Area Episcopal Church” was established in 1988.  Over the years we have worshiped in space shared with other congregations and in various dilapidated structures! In 1999 we purchased a five acre lot on US Route 1, and on March 14, 2004 we finished and moved into our new building.  Read more about our history here.


Our Building

Our building is available for community use! We are conveniently located on Route 1 in Scarborough, and offer plenty of parking, meeting rooms, and other amenities. For more information, and the current agreement form and price list, please e-mail us at

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church - Scarborough, Maine | A member of The Episcopal Diocese of Maine, The Episcopal Church, and the Worldwide Anglican Communion