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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 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 our 10:00 am Eucharist, we love to sing traditional favorite hymns and a variety of anthems and 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. 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. On July 10, 1887, The Rt. Reverend Bishop Kip, the first Episcopal Bishop of California, presided at the dedication of what came to be known as the “little red church that cares.”

  • Age Range: Everyone
  • ADA-compliant:
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  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Services at 8AM and 10AM
  • Meeting Space On-site:
  • Miles from Monterey Airport: 10
  • Miles to Convention Center: 3
  • Ocean View:
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