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Blessed and Beautiful

St. John’s is a very special little church with simple Old Spanish Architecture and lovely... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Mary G
Newport Beach, California
Balboa Island small, quaint Chapel amongst Tourists and Shops

Tourists and locals stop in to say how grateful they are to be on Balboa Island. The church is... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Mary Lou S
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314 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1206
+1 949-675-2221
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

St. John’s is a very special little church with simple Old Spanish Architecture and lovely stained glass windows. I love the Angel mosaic behind the alter and the fact that you can still light candles,make a donation and say a prayer. The services are uplifting...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Tourists and locals stop in to say how grateful they are to be on Balboa Island. The church is front and center to 4 blocks of restaurant, shops, and the ever popular Balboa Bar and Frozen Banana.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

I live next door, yes I'm catholic and enjoy 5:00 Saturday Mass.. Christmas is especially special. I go to early mass, but leave my windows open to listen (from bed) the mid-night mass. Always a wonderful experience.. Such a beautiful chapel.. A wonderful main-stay here...More

2  Thank V5033KIthomasm
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Beautiful little Catholic church with incredible mosaics and a really great feel. Open to the public at certain times.

2  Thank jramstedt
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Fast & furious. That's the way to describe this small but beautiful church. Very friendly & peaceful way to begin a Sunday morning. Mass was fast, just the way I like it

2  Thank DisneyBeachLasVegas
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful quaint chapel! We went to Sunday mass @ 9am (mass times are 8, 9, 10)....then enjoyed breakfast 2 doors down! We walked from our condo on Bayside (10 min. Walk).......parking is a challenge on Marine Ave. Best peaceful- enjoyable morning!

1  Thank Jan P
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Hadn't been in since I was a kid. Quick visit to say a prayer for some departed loved ones. Mid week and Mid afternoon.

1  Thank 510kerryg
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Do not see too many churches in this area. Apparently many do not believe in organized religion unless you count Scientology. Quaint and offers a quiet time for reflection.

2  Thank kingofhma
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is a beautiful, historic church on Balboa Island. The frescoes are beautiful. Great place to worship.

3  Thank nanhbh
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We enjoyed our Sunday Mass at the chapel. There are three AM Sunday services; the 10:00 AM was fully attended and the Eucharist celebrated by Monsignor Lawrence J. Baird; we were pleasantly surprised to learn that he actually came from Hamilton, ON. A relative small...More

1  Thank Otto H
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11 June 2017|
Response from 510kerryg | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I always find parking on the island. I am sorry.