Chapel of St. George

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The Chapel of St. George 

Beginning in September 2021 we will resume our volunteer prayer resident program with morning and evening prayer following the schedule below. Our Sunday worship is offered online weekly, and once a month we are holding an in-person Sunday Eucharist. Please contact our Interim Chaplain, Rev. Patricia Moore, for schedules and zoom links.

 

Schedule of Worship

Day Worship Time
Sunday Worship (Online)  9:30 am

Tuesday through Saturday

Tuesday through Saturday

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

 

 

7:30 am

6:00 pm

*Both morning and evening prayer are preceeded by 30 minutes of silent meditation

 
 

The Chapel of St. Georgechapelspring

  • The Chapel of St. George was built in 1955 as a chapel peculiar of Grace Cathedral under the leadership of Bishop Karl Morgan Block. It was the first new building constructed after the Diocese of California purchased the Ranch from the White family in 1947.
  • Saint George was, according to tradition, a Roman soldier in the Guard of Diocletian. One of the most venerated saints in the Anglican Church, he is considered the patron saint of England and also of farmers. He is immortalized in the legend of his defeat of a dragon about to devour a princess. He was martyred in 303 for refusal to worship pagan gods.
  • The Windows on the north wall, in the sanctuary, and in the nave are the work of glass artist Irmi Steding. The guiding idea of the windows in the sanctuary is to provide non-representational inspiration for meditation. The windows in the nave follow the theme of the song-prayer of St. Francis, the Canticle of the Sun.
  • Franciscans managed the Ranch and offered daily worship in the Chapel from the mid-70s through the mid-80s.
  • Prayer Resident Program – The Volunteer Prayer Resident is a short-term position typically lasting one month. The prayer resident leads daily morning and evening prayer and takes part in the spiritual life and the ministry of hospitality at the Ranch. [More information and application.]
  • Baptismal Font – As you enter the chapel, you come to our beautiful baptismal font, handcrafted by two local artists: Philip Caswell and Caryl Castleberry. Mr. Caswell crafted the stand and Ms. Castleberry, sculpted the bronze bowl.
  • Chapel Furnishings – Beautiful new chairs were installed at the Chapel of St. George the end of October, 2014. They give us maximum flexibility to meet the worship needs of different groups.ChapelWindow