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.
God loves you. No exceptions.
The 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.
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.
The Reverend David Benedict Hedges, n/BSG – Rector
The Reverend Dr. Clare Yarborough – Priest Associate and School Chaplain
The Reverend Keith Hardy – Assisting Priest, Misa Bilingüe
The Reverend Canon W Barton Kendrick – Assisting Priest
The Rev. Peter Cheney – Assisting Priest
The Reverend Ben Garren – Assisting Priest
The Reverend Timothy Kroh – Assisting Priest
The Reverend Bill Teska – Assisting Priest
The Reverend Janet Wheelock – Assisting Priest
The Reverend Deacon Cathleen Carlisle – Deacon
Brendan Sullivan – Head of School
Hollis Johnson – Parish Administrator
Douglas Leightenheimer – Director of Music / Organist
Karen Funk Blocher – Bookkeeper and Communications Director
Pat Miller – Assistant Bookkeeper
Khristian Robles – Groundskeeper
Anita Rowlands, Senior Warden
William Kelly, Junior (People’s) Warden
Steve Larsen, Treasurer
Carolyn Schlager, Clerk
|Name||Term of Office|
|Fran Coleman||2019 – 2022|
|Charlena Dolan||2019 – 2022|
|Robin Jorstad-Donaldson||2018 – 2021|
|Theodore Guillory||2018 – 2021|
|Andrew Harris||2019 – 2022|
|Kelli Peacock||2018 – 2021|
|Jessie Pringle||2020 – 2023|
|Julie Rojo||2020 – 2023|
|Elizabeth Zegura||2020 – 2023|
|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.|
Parish Photo Gallery
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Jesus Christ Is Risen Today! Easter 2016
Father Mallory welcomes visitors, Easter 2016
Easter Egg Hunt, 2016
Family Mass, Easter 2016
Ringing the Bells – Easter Vigil, March 2016
The Light of Christ – Easter Vigil, March 26, 2016
The Altar Guild hard at work – Maundy Thursday 2016
Maundy Thursday – Stripping of the Altars 2016
Maundy Thursday – Washing of the Feet, March 2016
Palm Sunday Preparations, March 2016
Proclaiming the Gospel in English and Spanish
at the Annual Meeting, January 2016
Prelude: Carols of the Incarnation –
a new Oratorio for Christmas 2015
by A.F. Schultz
Christmas Eve 2015
Family Mass with Christmas Story for Children
and Setting Up of the Creche, Christmas Eve 2015
The Big Cover-Up (photo by Ke Chiang Hsieh), October 2015
Bye-Bye, Termites! (photo by Ke Chiang Hsieh), October 2015
Feast of St. Francis – Blessing of the Animals, October 2015
First High Mass with Father Richard Mallory, August 16, 2015
First Sermon with Father Richard Mallory – August 16, 2015
Father John Smith’s Farewell Sermon at St. Michael’s, June 28, 2015
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
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.