Visiting St. Philips
St. Philip’s In The Hills is a welcoming and inclusive Christian community striving through worship, love, and service to welcome all people just as God created them.
No matter where you are on your journey of faith, and whether you are single, married, divorced, separated, or partnered, our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability.
We honor the diversity of God’s Creation in all people.
St. Philip’s in the Hills is located in north Tucson at the corner of Campbell Ave. and River Rd. — about 3 miles south of the La Encantada shopping center and 3 miles north of the University of Arizona main campus.
We have plentiful parking at the church — including handicapped spaces and, thanks to a generous donation that provided solar panels, a shaded parking lot.
What to Expect
Regardless of your race, sexuality, experiences, or where you are in your faith journey, you are welcome at St. Philip’s.
St. Philip’s is traditional in its use of the Rite I and Rite II Eucharistic services, candles, robes, and large choir. But knowing the order of the service or all the words is certainly not a requirement. The extensive bulletin booklet helps worshipers follow along.
All are welcome at God’s table for communion.
Tucson is a casual town, and St. Philip’s is no exception. You will see all varieties of dress among all age groups. During the summer, you might want to bring a light wrap to offset the air conditioning in the Church.
Services are listed below and are described more fully on the Worship page.
Regular Sunday Worship
- 7:45 am — Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
- 9:00 am — Sung Eucharist (Rite II)
- 11:15 am — Sung Eucharist (Rite II)
- 4:00 pm — Come and See (in the Music Center)
- 4:30 pm (third Sundays) — Solemn Choral Evensong (October–May)
- 5:30 pm — Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
If you are new to St. Philip’s, we invite you to fill out a Welcome Card card in the pews and drop it in the offering basket. It will help us connect you with others in the parish.
You can also visit our Newcomers’ Information Station during Coffee Hour.
Children of all ages are invited to participate in worship. We have a soft space, an open carpeted area with baskets of soft toys and books, on the northwest side toward the front of the Church.
If you choose, St. Philip’s offers nursery and childcare every Sunday from 8:30 to 12:30 in the Children’s Center on the north side of campus. Toddlers and infants are provided a separate space with age appropriate activities and a highly trained, professional staff.
For more information, see the Children & Family Ministries page.
After you leave the service, you will be greeted by our clergy and lay ministers. You are also invited to join us for coffee hour — or attend one of the educational forums during the 10:15 hour. The Bulletin contains information about the day’s offerings.
Periodically the Newcomer Ministry offers a four-part orientation series designed to provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain information about the life of the Parish. Topics include “Singing and Praying” (overview of the music program); “Preaching and Teaching” (information about St. Philip’s clergy and various worship services); “Wander and Wonder” (tour of the St. Philip’s campus); and “Giving and Receiving” (parishioners involved in ministries talk about their passions and how to get involved, as well as providing information about stewardship at St. Philip’s). Refreshments are included! For information, E-mail Roger.
Become a Member
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