Chapel of St. George

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During COVID-19 our chapel is closed

We welcome you to connect with us virtually during this time. Please contact our chaplain, Rev. Megan Anderson, for schedules and zoom links.

Holy Week 2021

Good Friday: Join us for a special in person Good Friday experience. Come to the Ranch with some sturdy walking shoes and your mask. We will hike to the Cristo while praying Malcome Guite’s Stations of the Cross. Check-in outside the office at 11:45am, and the hike will start at 12pm.

Easter Sunday: Come to the Ranch with your mask for a distanced outdoor gathering or log on to the chapel zoom at 9:30am for celebratory Easter readings, prayers, instrumental music, and Holy Eucharist. If you are joining in person at the Ranch, bring a flower from your yard or neighborhood to decorate the altar with.

Schedule of Worship

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

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, from one to four months. 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