Who We Are

The Episcopal Church welcomes you

The Church of St Michael and All Angels in Tucson is an Episcopal parish in the Diocese of Arizona.  Our faith and liturgy are in the Catholic tradition of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Following the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, we celebrate Mass on weekdays–except for Fridays–and Solemn High Mass on Sundays and Feast Days. The parish maintains its historic commitment to a K-8 parish day school and to social action locally as well as globally. We are a diverse group from all walks of life trying, with God’s help, to follow the teachings of Jesus. Come join us.

We, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. 

–Romans 12:5

God loves you. No exceptions.

Episcopal Diocese of Arizona

dioceselogoThe Episcopal Church Diocese of Arizona, founded in 1959, is relatively young; but the first Episcopal Church in the diocese, St. Paul’s, was built in the historic town of Tombstone, AZ in 1881, and is still active today. Phoenix, the state capitol, is also the seat of the bishop, The Rt. Revd. Kirk Smith, and home of Trinity Cathedral.

The Diocese has almost 60 parish churches, missions, and chaplains to universities and hospitals. This includes several Spanish language parishes as well as a Sudanese congregation. It has a beautiful and active camp and conference center, Chapel Rock, near Prescott, AZ in the northern part of the state. It is a growing church, with the bishop encouraging new congregations as communities grow and develop. This growth is supported through the Alleluia Fund. Other community and outreach projects are supported through the diocesan Episcopal Community Services.

The Diocese provides a number of regular training programs for laity and for clergy in the support of the mission and ministry of the church. These programs address the needs of all age groups and a wide variety of ministries within the church and community of Arizona.

Parish History

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First designed by celebrated architect Josias Joesler in 1953, St. Michael and All Angels Church has a long history of expansion and restoration of its beautiful building and grounds, and commitment to the community and the world from the people who have called St. Michael’s their spiritual home. Read more.

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Welcome Video

Clergy

The Reverend David Benedict Hedges, n/BSG – Rector

The Reverend Dr. Clare Yarborough – Priest Associate and School Chaplain

The Reverend Jorge Sotelo – Priest Associate, Mass in Spanish

The Reverend Peter Cheney – Assisting Clergy

The Reverend Jeffrey Reed – Assisting Clergy

The Reverend Ben Garren – Assisting Clergy

The Reverend Ellen Morell – Assisting Clergy

The Reverend Deacon Michael Meyers – Assisting Clergy

The Reverend Deacon Tom Kinman – Assisting Clergy

 

Staff

Margaret Delk Moore – Head of School

Nancy Vernon – Parish Secretary

Douglas Leightenheimer – Director of Music / Organist

Karen Funk Blocher – Bookkeeper and Communications Director

Pat Miller – Assistant Bookkeeper

Raymond Robles – Groundskeeper

 

Officers

Reed Karaim, Senior Warden

Howard Cresswell, Junior (People’s) Warden

Steve Larsen, Treasurer

Carolyn Schlager, Clerk

Name Term of Office
Lisabeth Almgren 2016 – 2019
Grahame Davis 2017 – 2019*
Charena Dolan 2017 – 2019*>
Bonnie Edwards 2017 – 2020
Karl MacOmber 2017 – 2018**
Linda Morrison 2017 – 2018
Paulette O’Malley 2017 – 2020
Peter Schmidt 2017 – 2020
Joel Williams 2015 – 2018
From annual meeting to annual meeting, each held in January. All listed are serving the first term. Therefore, each can be re-elected when term ends.* Two year term to replace vestry member whose term was extended one year to maintain continuity in the transition period.
** One year term to replace vestry member elevated to Senior Warden.


Parish Photo Gallery

St. Michael's Memories

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Senior Warden Ke Chiang "John" Hsieh announces the name of our new Rector, Fr. David Hedges!

Senior Warden “John” Hsieh announces the name of our new Rector, Fr. David Hedges!

Minor flooding on a day of record rain elsewhere in Tucson.

Minor flooding on a day of record rain elsewhere in Tucson, 7/1/2016.

The Vestry plans for a Rector Candidate visit, May 2016

The Vestry plans for a Rector Candidate visit, May 2016

Fox Sextet at St. Michael's - Photo by Rachel Kamradt

The Fox Sextet at St. Michael’s, 4/3/16 – Photo by Rachel Kamradt.

The Fox Quintet's Gibb Mandish, 4/3/16. Photo by Ke Chiang Hsieh.

The Fox Quintet’s Gibb Mandish, 4/3/16. Photo by Ke Chiang Hsieh.

Misa en Español - Easter Sunday 2016. Felices Pascuas!

Misa en Español – Easter Sunday 2016. Felices Pascuas!

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today! Easter 2016

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today! Easter 2016

Father Mallory welcomes visitors, Easter 2016

Father Mallory welcomes visitors, Easter 2016

Easter Egg Hunt, March 2016

Easter Egg Hunt, 2016

Family Mass, Easter 2016

Family Mass, Easter 2016

Ringing the Bells - Easter Vigil, March 2016

Ringing the Bells – Easter Vigil, March 2016

Easter Vigil, March 2016

The Light of Christ – Easter Vigil, March 26, 2016

The Altar Guild hard at work during the Stripping of the Altars

The Altar Guild hard at work – Maundy Thursday 2016

Stripping of the Altars 2016

Maundy Thursday – Stripping of the Altars 2016

Washing of the Feet - Maundy Thursday 2016

Maundy Thursday – Washing of the Feet, March 2016

Preparing for Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Preparations, March 2016

Proclaiming the Gospel in Two Languages

Proclaiming the Gospel in English and Spanish
at the Annual Meeting, January 2016

Oratorio by A F Schultz

Prelude: Carols of the Incarnation –
a new Oratorio for Christmas 2015
by A.F. Schultz

Christmas Eve 2015

Christmas Eve 2015

Christmas Eve Family Mass 2015

Family Mass with Christmas Story for Children
and Setting Up of the Creche, Christmas Eve 2015

Lighting the Candles for the High Mass on Christmas Eve
Lighting the Candles on Christmas Eve, 2015

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The Big Cover-Up (photo by Ke Chiang Hsieh), October 2015

Bye-Bye Termites

Bye-Bye, Termites! (photo by Ke Chiang Hsieh), October 2015

Margaret Harnsberger and Friend at the Blessing of the Animals

Feast of St. Francis – Blessing of the Animals, October 2015

Father Mallory's First Mass at St. Michael's

First High Mass with Father Richard Mallory, August 16, 2015

The Reverend Dr. Richard Mallory - Interim Rector

First Sermon with Father Richard Mallory – August 16, 2015

Terri Smith, Father John Smith and Proscovia King

Terri Smith, Father John Smith and Proscovia King, June 2015

 Father John Smith's Farewell Sermon at St. Michael's

Father John Smith’s Farewell Sermon at St. Michael’s, June 28, 2015

 

Memorial Garden

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St. Michael memorial garden creates a renewed sense of peace during difficult times and offers a private sanctuary for memorializing your loved one with placement of cremated remains and a memorial plaque. Our free Guidelines for Funerals booklet is designed to help in planning all aspects of final arrangements.

Our Lady of the Desert House of Prayer

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Our Lady of the Desert House of Prayer is located just north of the church at 6310 E Brian Kent. Parking is available in the Church’s north parking lot.

St. Michael’s Contemplative Group Prayer meets at the house from 9:30 to 11:00 AM on Saturdays. Come join the group and learn about Christian meditation and enjoy a short social time together. You will find it relaxing, peaceful and rewarding.

The house is also available to small groups or individuals for retreats and as a spiritual guest house. Close to libraries, restaurants, and St. Michael and All Angels Church itself, it is an ideal location for families of patients at St. Joseph’s and other hospitals, or for anyone who needs to get away for a few days to a quiet and peaceful setting. Please see our listing on Yelp! or AirBnB, or call 520-886-7292 for more information.

 

Downloads:

Annual Report 2015 (cover)

Download our Annual Report for 2015

Brochure 2013 front

(to be reissued soon!)

The Messenger – Easter 2016

Church Directory (password protected copy)