Welcome to Our Saviour!

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

When we meet


8:00 AM

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


10:30 AM

Holy Eucharist Rite II with choir Nursery Available


5:30 PM

Rite II Contemporary


6:30 AM

Holy Eucharist with no music

Where we meet

12236 Mandarin Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32223

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Our History

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.


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.


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
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The Rev. Trent Moore
Associate Rector
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Cheryl Fields
Finance Manager
904.268.9457 ext. 12
Bob Moore
Director of Music Ministry
904.268.9457 ext. 14
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Hannah Bardin
Director of Youth Ministry
904.268.9457 ext. 18
Beth Ranoull
Director of Children's Ministry
904.268.9457 ext. 17
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Elaine Allen
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Rector
Mike Baldwin
Facilities Manager

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Episcopal Church of Our Saviour

12236 Mandarin Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32223

Give us a call

904. 268.9457

Office Hours

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM and
Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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