Located in the center of downtown, the church is also a social center in itself.

532 Center Street, Santa Cruz, California 95060
(At the corners of Lincoln Street and Cedar Street, and Lincoln and Center Street
Office Hours
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday through Friday
Main Office
(831) 423-8787
Executive Director

Rev. Dr. Austin Leininger, Priest-In-Charge

Reverend C. F. Loop, Joseph Boston, Eliza Boston, and others.
Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865 - First services held in completed church building.
(The Sunday after President Lincoln was assassinated on Good Friday, April 14.)

In 1864 a small group of individuals wanted to establish a Protestant Episcopal Church in Santa Cruz. In doing so they chose the name Calvary for its close association with the translation of Santa Cruz as "Holy Cross".

Credit for the design of the original church building is generally given to Joseph Boston, and one theory has the structure to have been modeled after a church in Lancashire, England.

Other additions to the church include:

  • Parish Hall (1923)
  • Church School Building (1954)
  • Library/Office Building (1960)



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