BAR HARBOR — The Eden Nursery School is facing an uncertain future with the announcement this week that the church where it is located will be closing that building.
In a press release, the Vestry of St. Savior’s Episcopal Church announced that due to budget constraints it would be closing the parish house effective June 1. About two dozen children now attend the school, which has operated for more than 25 years.
Church senior warden Gail Leiser, said it was a difficult decision. “The congregation simply cannot longer sustain the building and maintenance costs.”
The church provides the heated space and utilities to the school at no cost.
Members of the church’s Vestry voted last Wednesday to close the building. Eden School officials were notified on Friday.
According to Trish Grant, a mother of one of the Eden School students, an effort is being made to preserve the institution. Options include trying to raise as much as $15,000 annually to compensate the church for the use of the building, or to consider other locations.
Ms. Grant said that an account for the school had been set up at the Machias Savings Bank. She can be reached at 288-4548.