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Welcome to Our Saviour!

Church of Our Saviour exists to help people, wherever they are on their spiritual journey, to live a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

When we meet

Sunday

8:00 AM

Holy Eucharist Rite I Breakfast served 9-9:30 in the Great Hall

Sunday

10:30 AM

Holy Eucharist Rite II with choir Nursery Available

Sunday

5:30 PM

Rite II Contemporary

Thursday

6:30 AM

Holy Eucharist with no music

Where we meet

12236 Mandarin Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32223

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Our History
1880-1895

Church of Our Saviour was organized in 1880 by the Rev. Charles Sturgess, an Episcopal missionary appointed by the Bishop of Florida to conduct regular services in Mandarin.  The congregation had been meeting for Bible Readings for twelve years under the leadership of Professor Calvin E. Stowe and his wife, Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. 

In 1882, a small frame church, built on the present riverfront property, held the first service on November 4, 1883. Our Saviour was a thriving parish until the great freeze of 1895 wiped out the citrus industry in Mandarin. Services were held sporadically until the area population was revived.

1916

In 1916, a memorial window to the Stowes was placed in the north end of the Church, overlooking the St. Johns River. Made by Tiffany, the window represented the oak trees of the Stowe house against the river and sunset sky. Admirers of Harriet Beecher Stowe all over the world contributed to its purchase and Church of Our Saviour became a popular tourist attraction.

1964

Disaster struck Our Saviour on September 9, 1964 when a large hickory tree snapped by the winds of Hurricane Dora fell across the church building and damaged it beyond repair. The Stowe Memorial Window was destroyed, but miraculously the rest of the stained glass windows and many church furnishings were undamaged.

1965 - 1966

In 1965, a new church was constructed on the site of the first. The present church is larger than the original, and many of the architectural features of the original church were adapted for the new building.  The new church building was dedicated on December 16, 1966. Its design won the 1966 Florida Architects Association Honor Award. 

Who We Are
The Rev. Joe Gibbes
Rector
904.268.9457 ext. 11
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The Rev. Trent Moore
Associate Rector
904.268.9457 ext. 16
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Ms. Annette Talbert
Parish Administrator
904.268.9457 ext. 10
Becky Janes
Parish Bookkeeper
904.268.9457 ext. 12
Bob Moore
Director of Music Ministry
904.268.9457 ext. 14
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Beth Lunsford
Director of Children's Ministry
904.268.9457 ext. 17
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Kirk Clendainiel
Facilities Manager
904.268.9457 ext. 13

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Episcopal Church of Our Saviour

12236 Mandarin Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32223

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904. 268.9457

Send us an email

info@oursaviourjax.org

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