Mass Schedule:
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. (Main Church)
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. (Main Church)
Weekday Mass: 8:00 a.m. (Serra Chapel)
Saint Barbara Parish
Old Mission Santa Barbara
2201 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, CA



Old Mission Santa Barbara

Plan your visit

We’d be delighted to assist you in planning your visit! Just email us at or call (805)682-4713, ext. 166.

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Event Rooms

We have several spacious rooms that may be rented for meetings, conferences, and special events.

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Photography Policy

Old Mission Santa Barbara and its 13 acres of grounds are private property, and home to the community of Franciscan Friars who live here at the Mission. To protect the privacy of the friars in their home and to ensure the most positive experience for our many visitors, commercial photography and videography is not permitted on Mission grounds without prior written approval from Mission administration.

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Eight hundred years ago St. Francis of Assisi profoundly changed the world with his message of peace and unity. Here at Mission Santa Barbara, we continue that legacy as a gathering place of peace in the Santa Barbara community.

The new year is the perfect opportunity to make peace a priority and embrace it as part of our life’s mission. In the spirit of St. Francis, we invite you to join us for a very special event that will replenish your soul and get 2020 off to a joyful start!

Embracing Peace
Mission Candlelight Open House

Thursday,  January 23 – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The new year is a perfect time to reconnect with the inner peace that so often gets drowned out by the noise of the world. In the spirit of St. Francis, please join us for a special contemplative Candlelight Open House to rekindle and embrace peace — in our hearts, our community, our nation and our world.

  • Enjoy the soft sounds of a string quartet and solo accordion
  • Bask in the contemplative tranquility of the Mission church
  • Visit with the Franciscan Friars

ADMISSION IS FREE AND ALL ARE WELCOME, so bring the whole family!

Events Calendar

90-Minute Franciscan/Mission History Tour (see tour description above)

New tour dates coming soon!

Masses at the Mission
(St. Barbara Parish)

Weekdays at 8:00 a.m. (Serra Chapel)

Saturday Vigil at 4:00 p.m. (Mission Church)

Sundays at 7:30, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (Mission Church)

One-Hour Public Docent-Led Tours

(No reservation needed; click here for more information)

Saturday, Jan. 18:  10:30 a.m.

Sunday, Jan. 19:  12:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 20:  11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 21:  11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 22:  11:00 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 23:  11:00 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 24:  11:00 a.m.

Saturday, Jan. 25:  10:30 a.m.

Sunday, Jan. 26: 12:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 27:  11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 28:  11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 29:  11:00 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 30:  11:00 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 31:  11:00 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 1:  TBA

Sunday, Feb. 2:  12:30 p.m.

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