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St. Mary's Church, Nicasio

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St. Mary's Nicasio

Photo © K. Anderson

Facing the town square, St. Mary’s Church has greeted Nicasio visitors for more than a century and has been a favorite subject of photographers and artists for nearly as long. Built in 1867, the church was constructed from locally milled redwood at a cost of $3,000 – money that was raised by the townspeople.

For the majority of Nicasio families, St. Mary’s Church has been an integral part of the community, many of whom received their first sacrament here. Throughout the years, St. Mary’s has a remained a Bay Area favorite for nuptials, with the Nicasio town square providing the ideal backdrop.

In 1967, at 100 years of age, St. Mary’s Church was declared a historical monument by the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, an event celebrated with much fanfare. The bronze plaque installed in front notes the church’s dedication by Archbishop Joseph Alemany.

Hours Open to Visitation

Sunday Mass - 11:15 a.m. Daily Mass - 8:00 a.m. Thursday

For More Information, Contact:

St. Mary Rectory

450 West Cintura Avenue, P.O. Box 289, Lagunitas, CA 94938
415-488-9799 · fax 415-488-9809

Jane Ann Rager wrote on September 30, 2015: I'm now 77 as a child I spent many summers in Nicasio with my Aunt directly across the square from St. Church. I watched many artists come and paint the church. I have an oil painting of St. Mary's purchased in 1965 from Rancho Nicasio. I loved this place and will never forget it.

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Longitude: -122.697631000
Latitude: 38.061028000
Elevation: 209 FT (64 M)
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