NOVEMBER 17, 2-4 PM

The public is invited to the 125th anniversary celebration of Carlsbad’s first church!

Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall will present a City Proclamation to St. Michael’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in honor of its 125th anniversary. Susan Gutierrez of the Carlsbad Historical Society will present a slideshow on Carlsbad’s history. The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego’s new bishop, The Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook, will offer a spiritual perspective on the importance of St. Michael’s legacy. An English afternoon tea reception follows, accompanied by live old-time folk music by The Clinton Davis Quartet.

During the reception, the church’s 125-year-old chapel will be open for viewing and will contain artifacts from early Carlsbad history. Parishioner and Carlsbad Historical Society member Virginia Unanue will be in period costume and guide visitors through the chapel. A horse-drawn buggy (previously owned by early Carlsbad resident Mrs. Shipley and passed down to her daughter Florence Shipley Magee) will be on site, providing a fun opportunity for photos.

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