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St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

146 12th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Please consider a visit to St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Pacific Grove to appreciate this sacred space in person. We worship together on Sunday mornings with a Rite One service at 8:00 am and a Rite Two Choral Eucharist (using contemporary language) at 10:00 am. At the 10:00 am Eucharist, we sing traditional hymns and a variety of other songs. Lay involvement includes lectors, chalice bearers, acolytes, ushers, greeters, Sunday School teachers, Altar Guild, and choir. For all, there is a sense of welcome, acceptance, and the opportunity for spiritual renewal and growth. Throughout the year we offer a Celtic Music Series showcasing many major performers and international groups. Everyone is welcome to attend to enjoy the music and to meet other people with interests in all aspects of the rich Celtic culture. Please check the church website ( for event dates and information. St. Mary’s Parish was founded by a small group of Episcopal women in 1886. It was built, in 1887, on land donated by the Pacific Improvement Company and was the first church building constructed in Pacific Grove. The architect, William Hamilton, of Sacramento, modeled St. Mary’s after a church in Bath, England. We are located in Pacific Grove—also known as “America’s Last Hometown” on California’s spectacular Central Coast, and just one block from the beautiful Monterey Bay.

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