Churches and Religious Organizations
LAST UPDATED: 01 August 2017

Sanibel and Captiva are home to several Churches and while the islands population does not support enough members to represent every denomination, there are many options for visitors and residents.

Because our community is small (6,000 year around residents) the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ shares their facilities with Temple Bat Yam.

  • Bat Yam Temple of the Islands: Even though Bat Yam is a Reform congregation, it's members come from all Jewish denominations and backgrounds. They meet at the SCUCC on Periwinkle Way. For more information visit:

  • Chapel by the Sea: Captiva's historical Chapel opens seasonally from the second Sunday in November thru the month of April to service Winter Residents. Services are at 11am. The Chapel is non-denominational and welcomes visitors and residents anytime. For more information visit:

  • Christian Science Church and Reading Room: Located at 2950 West Gulf Drive services are held at 10:30 Sunday mornings. The reading room is located behind the Church. For more information visit:

  • Congregational United Church of Christ: With roots dating back to 1977, the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, exists to glorify God, to serve all people with mercy and justice, and to promote God's kingdom here on earth through greater love and understanding. SCUCC shares their physical building with Bat Yam Temple and this pairing has created tremendous theological opportunities guided by both the Rabbi and Pastor. For more information visit:

  • Saint Isabel Catholic Church: With history dating back to 1956 when 20 acres of land was purchased Bishop Joseph P. Hurley, St. Isabel has seen many additions over the years. In 1998, Reverend John J. Nevins, Bishop of Venice Diocese, dedicated and blessed the newly constructed St. Isabel Hall. For more information visit:

  • Sanibel Baptist Fellowship: Sanibel Fellowship Church information can be found here:

  • Sanibel Community Church: This multi-denominational congregation welcomes people from any denomination. They desire “That every person would come into a life-transforming relationship with the person of Jesus Christ.” For more information visit:

  • St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church: With roots dating back to 1957 on Sanibel Island, St. Michael's welcomes residents and visitors from all denominations to attend their services and worship. For more information visit: