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St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat
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Wedding Altar

The Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene is located on the grounds of St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat, a wooded 40-acre ranch at the end of a private road just outside of Yreka in Siskiyou County of northern California. The property played a part in local history having been an old Indian campground which was later the site of a dance hall and saloon used by gold miners and loggers. The Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene is at 4000 feet elevation in a relatively dry, forested mountainous region in extreme northern California, approximately 25 miles south of the Oregon border and 4-1/2 miles south of Yreka off Interstate-5.



Chapel getting new roof

The oldest structure on the ranch, once a brothel, has made an about face and now serves as the Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene. This log cabin, dating back to the late 1800's has oak side pews and a traditional altar. Lighting in the chapel can be provided by either candles and kerosene lamps or electric overhead lights. There is also a sound system available. Small and cozy, the chapel will seat up to 16 people. It has exposed overhead log beams and is framed entirely of logs. In 2005 it received a badly needed new roof.




Chapel in Winter

Since its conversion in 1996, the Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene has been used for a variety of events such as day retreats, all night prayer vigils, and coming of age ceremonies. It is the meeting place of St. Mary Magdalene's Anglican Church. It has also hosted many weddings, baptisms, and ceremonies for the renewal of vows and blessing of civil marriages.
Although the Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene is heated, winter use is not advised due to unpredictable road conditions.



Hand Holding a Red Egg

This page last updated on 26-dec-2015


St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat
Yreka, California
Rev'd Chris Enda-Luke CCS, Director
vicar@stmarymagdalenes.org
530.643.0858




Related Links
Community of Christ the Sower (CCS)
St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Yreka
Anglican Church in North America
Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA)

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