St. Michael’s by-the-Sea is an Episcopal Church located in the coastal Village of Carlsbad, California. As far as churches go, it’s kind of a beachy version of the ancient Christian Faith, and is rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the center of this spiritual community. Whether you’re in town for a week at the beach or a local pilgrim on a spiritual journey, you are welcome here!
The mission of St. Michael’s by-the-Sea is to be a beacon of God’s truth and love; through the richness of traditional Anglican worship, by equipping the saints to bear witness to Christ wherever they may be, and by sharing in Christ’s work of reconciliation and healing in the world.
Learn more about the ministries offered at St. Michael’s.
Mass is celebrated at 9:30am on Sundays. Mass is now back indoors, but outdoor seating and shade tents also remain available. You are welcome to bring your own chair. The in-person Sunday evening 4:00 pm Evensong will also continue outdoors.
Daily Morning and Evening Prayer continue online.
Daily Mass: Tuesday through Friday at 12pm and Saturday at 5:30pm inside the chapel.
- Please stay home if you have a fever or respiratory symptoms associated with COVID-19, or have been in recent contact with someone with these symptoms.
- You may kneel at the altar rail for communion, or choose to remain standing at your seat during communion and the priest will bring the Sacrament to you.
- Masks are currently optional.
Learn more about St. Michael’s with this eclectic conversation on the The Living Church Podcast, where Fr. Doran discusses jazz and evening prayer, pickleball courts and Anglo-Catholic liturgy.
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The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.