Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Santa Cruz is celebrating a major milestone in 2015: its 150th anniversary. The congregation kicked off the historic celebration December 5-14 with a series of concerts, historic walking tours, displays and more.
Built in 1865, the church’s main building has endured earthquakes, survived floods, outlasted economic depressions and seen all four presidential assassinations, reported the Santa Cruz Sentinel newspaper in a December 3 story. (Read the full story here.) Since the church was built, the congregation added a foyer, a Sunday school, administrative offices and other attachments.