Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal, Palm Beach, FL

Contact Information

The Rev. James R. Harlan, Rector

(561) 655-4554
About Us: 

We welcome you to The Episcopal Church of Bethesda–by–the–Sea, a historic landmark church.

Over the years, thousands of visitors have taken time to pause and reflect in this place. Beautiful stained glass windows fill the visitor with awe as sunlight illuminates the brilliant colors of the windows, casting ethereal images in the shadowed church.

When visiting Bethesda, The Cluett Memorial Garden provides yet another dimension to the beauty and grace that is, and always has been, Bethesda–by–the–Sea.

Guided tours are offered following our 11:00 a.m. services on the second and fourth Sunday each month. Ann Elizabeth Hall and other Lecture Tour Docents present the history, architecture and embellishments of our church to those wishing to know more about our church. Guests meet in the chancel following the Postlude. Upon request, the Tour is now available to groups outside the church.


† Sunday Services †
 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. (September through May)
Nursery care is available for newborns to two years from 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (June through August)
Nursery care is available for newborns to two years from 7:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

† Weekday Eucharists †
 8:00 a.m. Tuesday
 12:05 p.m. Wednesday with Laying-on-of-Hands
 12:05 p.m. Friday




141 South County Road Mail to: PO Box 1057
Palm Beach, FL 33480
United States