Old St. Michael's Chapel


St. Michael’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church is the oldest, and was for many years the only church in Carlsbad. Our historic chapel, Old St. Michael’s, was built in 1894 and is one of the four oldest buildings in the village. Both the old and the new church are in use for services.

Our Lord Jesus Christ is the center of this spiritual community. Morning and Evening Prayer is offered daily in the chapel. Whether you’re in town for a week at the beach or a local pilgrim on a spiritual journey, you are welcome!

Service Times

7:30 am – Morning Prayer
8:00 am – Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:15 am – Adult Forum
9:15 am – Children & Youth Sunday School
10:15 am – Holy Eucharist Rite I (sung)
5:30 pm – Evening Prayer

8:30 am – Morning Prayer
5:30 pm – Evening Prayer

8:30 am – Morning Prayer
5:30 pm – Evening Prayer

8:30 am – Morning Prayer
5:30 pm – Evening Prayer & Holy Eucharist Rite II

8:30 am – Morning Prayer & Holy Eucharist Rite I
5:30 pm – Evening Prayer

8:30 am – Morning Prayer
12:00 pm – Healing Eucharist
5:30 pm – Evening Prayer

8:30 am – Morning Prayer
5:15 pm – Evening Prayer
5:30 pm – Holy Eucharist Rite II

Recent Blog Posts

A Lighthouse for Spiritual Pilgrims

The 125th Anniversary sermon from the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. Listen here. I have encountered all sorts of spiritual pilgrims in my 14 years at St. Michael’s by-the-Sea. Some have been on the road awhile, others are just starting out. Some are passing...

The Unjust Steward

It’s a blessing to have practice runs in life; dress rehearsals before the real performance, study sessions before the actual test, opportunities to learn and grow in an environment that stretches us, but that is also safe. In today’s gospel, Our Lord refers to...

Holy Cross

Jesus’ teaching in today’s gospel takes place just days before his crucifixion. In the context of his death on the cross, it seems to me that these words could come across as quite brazen and perhaps even delusional. I wonder if any of his hearers pondered these...