About St. Paul’s

STP Parish Profile

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We are pleased to have Fr. Ron Keel as our interim priest and we are currently searching for a new rector. The position is being advertised nationally and our hope is that a new rector will be called by the fall 2021. Our previous rector accepted a call to a new parish after being at St. Paul’s for 14 years. This is an exciting time for St. Paul’s as we plan our future.

In June 2017 we moved into a larger church building at 401 E. Tyler Parkway in Payson. With over 130 members, St. Paul’s is a vibrant congregation serving Payson and the surrounding area.

History

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Payson, Arizona was formed in 1969 when 12 communicants began meeting in the Payson Women’s Club on Main Street. At the time of the dedication of our original church building (1000 N. Easy Street) on June 25, 1972, the congregation had grown to 50.

On October 14, 2011, under the guidance of Father Dan Tantimonaco, St. Paul’s moved to full parish status in the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona.

In June 2017 we moved into a larger church building at 401 E. Tyler Parkway in Payson. With over 130 members, St. Paul’s is a vibrant congregation serving Payson and the surrounding area.

Location

A columbarium is nestled in the woods on our property. The Columbarium holds the ashes of some of our parishioners and remembrance plaques for those who have passed. It also contains a pet cemetery. Many find the Columbarium a special place to meditate.

Also on the property is a horseshoe pit and over an acre of wooded land.  By the end of June 2021 St. Paul’s will be a solar energy property. The total property is over 2 acres.