A history of tradition, service and community…

The members and friends of Church of the Wayfarer are proud of the church. It has been over 100 years in the making, and is an integral part of Carmel-by-the-Sea’s unique history.

From the start Church of the Wayfarer has grown and evolved in harmony with its intended purpose of being of the community, for the community.

While the church has grown in size, it retains the charm and humane scale that characterizes Carmel.

From the earliest days of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the doors of the church building have been open to the community for drama and musical productions, special events, lectures and civic gatherings.

Church of the Wayfarer has several rooms available which can accommodate various numbers of people.

We invite you to visit our sanctuary and gardens on your next visit.  The sanctuary is open daily for prayer and meditation, as is our beautiful garden.

A major attraction for locals and tourists alike is The Master’s Garden (originally known as The Biblical Garden) which features plants described in the Bible.

The Master’s Garden, with its winding brick pathways, wooden arbors, soothing fountain and glorious foliage, provides a colorful experience for our visitors as they relax in this special place.

Church of the Wayfarer’s Sanctuary is graced by several beautiful stained glass windows designed and crafted by Connick Studios of Boston. The windows were installed in 1981.

A book detailing the story of each panel and lancet is available for purchase in the Church office.