Trinity Episcopal Church Leader Settles Down On Maine Coast
Castine Patriot|12/5/2019
CASTINE—Life has taken Trinity Episcopal Church priest Donna Downs around the world, from Connecticut to Tokyo, Japan, England and more, but one small town on the coast of Maine always remained a constant.
Monique Labbe

“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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