A Neighborhood Celebration

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Date and Time for this Past Event

  • Sunday, Nov 17, 2019  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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St. Michael's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church is celebrating 125 years in the Village of Carlsbad, and is hosting "A Neighborhood Celebration" on Sunday, November 17th from 2-4 pm. The public is invited to this free event to celebrate St. Michael's as the first church in Carlsbad, and to learn about Carlsbad history.

Join Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall, The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego Susan Brown Snook, and the Carlsbad Historical Society for a special presentation and afternoon tea. Plus, old-time folk music from The Clinton Davis Quartet! RSVP at stmbts.org/125years.

Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall will present a City Proclamation to St. Michael’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church on Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m. 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. The public is invited to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the first church in Carlsbad and learn about 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. For more information and to RSVP to this free event, visit stmbts.org/125years.