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Joyful Announcement! We Have A New Rector!

Kristine has graciously accepted our call and her first Sunday at St. Mary's will be September 29th. We are grateful to the Search Committee and the Holy Spirit for sending her to us and we look forward to Kristine and the people of St. Mary’s working together as our beloved Church family moves into its future.


The Rev. Kristine A. Johnson was born in California and has lived in the Washington, DC area for over 30 years. Kristine received her Masters of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary and served as Assistant Rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in McLean, Va., where her primary duties included pastoral care and Christian formation. Before entering seminary, Kristine worked as a policy analyst at NASA for 13 years and then taught music to young children. She and her husband, Melvin Dubee, have two college-age daughters, Katrina and Helen, and Kristine’s many outside interests include reading, playing the piano and travel. Kristine is thrilled to join in ministry with the people of St. Mary’s by-the-Sea in beautiful Pacific Grove!

A Reflection with Wendy Howe

August 2019

Dear Friends,

Our lead story is the big news at St. Mary's.  We have called the Rev. Kristine A. Johnson to be our next rector!  I think what we all want now is to hear from her and to see more photos of her and her family.   Read more

Wine Party With a Purpose

You are cordially invited to a “fog lifter” event in sunny Carmel Valley at the Talbot’s winery tasting room on Sunday, August 18th, from 2-4 p.m.  
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What We Do: The St. Mary's Memorial Guild

The Memorial Guild assists in arranging receptions in Edwards Hall for family of parishioners who have died and hold services at St. Mary’s. We're recruiting!  Read more

Stewardship of Creation at a time of climate change

How can we best respond to the crisis facing life on the planet—our island home?  Read more

Celtoids start weekly session again August 6th 

Get out your fiddle out and rosin up your bow!  The weekly Celtic music with our favorite fiddler and recording artist, John Weed, resumes Tuesday, August 6th, from 4 to 6 p.m.   Read more

August book sale

Come browse Saturday, August 3rd, 10AM-4PM as the Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library are hosting their book sale at St. Mary’s.  Read more

Reduction of plastic use: St. Mary’s well-represented

Just about 100 people filled the room at the PG Museum of Natural History on July 10th for presentations on environmental concerns.  Read more

Annette Foisie, Featured at Good Shepherd Art Event

The work of St. Mary’s plein air artist, Annette Foisie will be featured at “Art In the Pastures of Heaven,” a fun art auction and wine tasting event Friday, September 6th.  Read more

Bywater Band kicks off Fall Celtic Concert Series

Elias Alexander and the Bywater Band, a talented young group from Boston, appears Wednesday, September 25th 2019, 7:00PM.  Read more

Support St. Mary's while shopping on AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support St. Mary’s every time you shop, at no cost to you.  Read more

St. Mary’s Facebook page has been re-activated. Don’t forget to “like” us and please follow our news feed for updates and posts.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 3, 10:00 am:  Friends of Pacific Grove Library Book Sale

Saturday, August 10, 5:00 pm:  I-HELP Women

Monday, August 19, 7:00 pm:  Vestry Meeting

Saturday, August 24, 6:00 pm:  I-HELP Men  

*Celtoid Kids continues every Tuesday: Beginners 4:00-5:00 pm, Advanced 5:00-6:00 pm

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