more than seventy years St. Philip's In The Hills has served the religious and
spiritual needs of the people of Tucson from its strikingly beautiful campus on
North Campbell at River Road.
campus centerpiece is the church, designed by Swiss-born architect Josias Joesler
and built by developer John Murphey, who, with his wife Helen, envisioned and
made possible this architectural masterpiece.
there have been many additions over the years, the integrity of the mission-style
design, and the atmosphere of tranquility and renewal which it exudes, have not
been compromised. The Joesler style has been maintained throughout, as exemplified
by the new Douglas Children's Center and Bloom Music Center built in 1998.
Ferguson, the founding Rector of St. Philip's, envisioned a place where beauty
dwelt, where the glory of God was exemplified, and where learning (for children,
youth, and adults) was an ever-present part of people's lives. And so it is today!
are continually inspired by views from the twelve-foot arched window that opens
from the sanctuary on to the desert and the Santa Catalina Mountains beyond. The
buildings and gardens of St. Philip's have long drawn the attention and admiration
of artists and visitors.
is a place of reflection, of peace, of beginning.
St. Philip's is one of the largest Episcopal churches in the nation - with a multi-clergy
staff, and specialists in music, in ministries to children, youth, and adults,
in spiritual formation, and in counseling. It is here that hundreds of laypeople
find an outlet for their ministries, both on the campus and throughout the community.
We invite you to come and see and be a part of this vibrant congregation!