“I first came to Deer Isle in 1979. [My husband] Allen’s family as been coming since the 1930s. No matter where we moved we would always come back for visits. We love the community,” said Downs.
After her husband retired in November 2018, the couple moved to Deer Isle from Cambridge, England this past January. Not ready to retire herself, Downs applied for the position of Priest in Charge at the Trinity Episcopal Church.
“They reminded me of my former parish whom I loved and the Spirit brought us together,” she said.
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