Wide shot view of St. George's sanctuary centered on altar, organ, and Christ statue.


St. George’s is a place of unconditional hospitality, and we are so happy that you are here on this site and thinking about visiting us.

Perhaps you are searching for a place to sit quietly with God, or you would like to connect with others who seek a caring community that serves God and our neighbors. You are welcome. If you have been away from church for awhile and are thinking about trying it again, or if you have a new child or an important event in your life, you are always welcome.

Whatever your reason, know that you, your questions, and your journey are honored and respected. We invite you to get to know our church family!

Eucharistic minister gives communion to a parishioner.
Rev. Dr. Karri Backer preaching in front of sanctuary of parishioners during a service.
Crucifer approaching the priest during a service, while in the background the choir is singing in front of the organ.
Detail of a stained glass window at St. George's, featuring reds, blues, and greens.

How We Worship

Sunday service uses Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer. Our liturgy invites participation in traditional prayers and readings, a sermon by the clergy, and invitation to Holy Communion. We follow the church calendar, as we observe the seasons of the year: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Pentecost. We celebrate these seasons as we journey toward a better understanding of our faith.

Wide angle view of parishioners in the sanctuary of St. George's during a service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Saint George’s located?

We are located .5 miles from the 91 Fwy in Riverside, near the University of California, Riverside.

What do I need to know about the Episcopal church?

We follow the teachings of Jesus, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world. We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to love as God loves—every human being. Women and men serve as bishops, priests and deacons in our church.

How will I follow the service?

We follow the Book of Common Prayer, revised over centuries to its most modern form and available in the church; but we use a weekly printed bulletin that contains the entire service and is easy to follow.

What should I wear?

People dress up and dress down. You are welcome to attend in your dressiest or your shorts and sandals.

What are your current COVID guidelines?

While no procedure is currently mandated, people follow their preference as to masking and social distancing. We serve bread and wine for communion, and you may receive these from a common chalice or from an individual cup. You may also prefer a blessing. People in the community have many preferences, and all are accepted without judgment.

More questions? Contact us for more information.

Close up of lit Paschal candle and pink and yellow flowers near the altar.