You are welcome at St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea, The Episcopal Church in Destin, Florida, and part of the Worldwide Anglican Communion, the fourth largest Christian denomination in the world with 85 million members in over 165 countries.

You can join us for worship every Sunday at 10 a.m., when we gather in our church sanctuary for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist (Communion) from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. Our service is also live-streamed on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/standrewsdestin). We also have a Holy Eucharist and Healing service at noon on Wednesdays and nighttime prayer, an Order for Compline, live on our Facebook page each evening at 8 p.m.


Christmas is less than three weeks away. Three major events highlight our celebration of Christmas:

December 17…. Full greening of the church after the 10 a.m. service

December 21…. Longest Night/Blue Christmas service at 6 p.m.

December 24…. Christmas Eve: Christmas Service – Music program begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Holy Eucharist at 7.

We will have no service on Christmas Day. Our Holy Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent will be celebrated in the parlor.

Bishop Russell will be with us on Wednesday, December 6th at 5 p.m. We will offer the Rite of Confirmation, Reception, and ReaffirmatioN. Inquirers’ Classes are scheduled on November 1, 15, and 29 for anyone who is interested.


It’s time to mark our calendars for upcoming events as the holiday season approaches. Here is the current list of “save the dates” for our calendars:

December 6…. Bishop’s visitation 5:00 p.m.

December 8….. Rectors’ Christmas Party, 5:00 p.m.

December 10…. Second Sunday of Advent

December 10…. Annual Parish Meeting

December 17…. Third Sunday of Advent:

December 17…. Greening of the church

December 21…. Longest Night/Blue Christmas service at 6 p.m.

December 24…. Fourth Sunday of Advent: Service in parlor 10 a.m.

December 24…. Christmas Eve: Christmas Service 6:30 p.m.

December 25…. Christmas Day: No service

See the Calendar page for additional dates.

After service on every Sunday you are invited to join us for socializing and snacking in the parlor. You will find us a welcoming community that includes long-time residents and retirees in the Destin area, summer vacationers, and winter snowbirds from the northeast, Midwest, and Canada. We are a small, but faithful and energetic congregation.

You would find it comfortable and easy to get to know us and get involved in our various ministries. As Episcopalians, we have promised to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every human being. Jesus made no exceptions, and we do not either. Our Blue Door Ministry and Bike Shop, for example, offer an excellent opportunity for serving the less fortunate in a visible, meaningful way.

St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church has been a beacon in Destin since 1928. Conveniently located at 307 Harbor Blvd. (U.S. 98) in Destin, St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea is easily identified by the copper steeple of its original church building on the north side of the highway. Before the era of high-rise condominiums and hi-tech navigational aids, our steeple was the navigational aid for the local mariners.

You still may view the services on Facebook even if you are not on Facebook yourself.  Simply click on the following link or paste it into your browser when you are on the Internet: https://www.facebook.com/standrewsdestin/?rf=120478911623728

Click here to view the service leaflet for Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 10:00am

Click here to view the service leaflet for nightly Compline
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