Located in the seaside village of Carlsbad, California, St. Michael’s by the Sea is an Episcopal church dedicated to the apostles, martyrs, and saints. If you’re looking for a church, it’s a beachy version of the old Christian faith anchored in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, if that makes sense. This spiritual community revolves around the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who serves as its focal point. There’s something for everyone there, whether you’re in town to relax and enjoy a week at the seaside or a local pilgrim on a spiritual journey.
Providing the light of God’s truth and love through the richness of traditional Anglican liturgy, enabling the saints to offer witness to Christ wherever they may be, and participating in Christ’s ministry of reconciliation and healing in the world are all part of St. Michael’s by-the-purpose. Sea’s It is via a broad array of parish ministries that this goal is carried out. Browse around this site
The Mass is offered at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays and is open to the public. Even though the service has been relocated back inside, there is still outdoor seating and shade tents available for those who like it. You are welcome to bring your chair if you choose. It will take place on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. in person if you want to attend. Evensong will be held in the open air, as will the morning service.
Tuesday through Friday at 12 p.m. and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel, daily Mass is celebrated.
To elevate the health and well-being of the parish community, the following actions are recommended:
- If you have a fever or respiratory symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you have recently come into touch with someone who has similar symptoms, you should remain at home and rest.
- Those who are not vaccinated are still forced to wear masks inside.
- For those who will be worshipping inside, it is recommended that they wear masks.
- It is not necessary to use masks for outdoor worship or meetings.
- God is to be adored. Love your next-door neighbor.
As part of St. Michael’s 125th Anniversary celebration, the staff and several dedicated, history-loving parishioners have been working to open up the archives, visit the Carlsbad library, and compile documents and photographs to preserve the parish story for yet another generation to come. The scope of the investigation is extensive and in-depth. How did they come to this point? I’m curious to know how the place looked in prior centuries. What changes have occurred in Carlsbad throughout the years? For further information, call (760) 729-8901. A great place to also visit is Flower Fields Foundation