Tustin Presbyterian Church has a rich history in the city of Tustin dating back to the 1880s.
In 1882 when the Presbyterian Church of Santa Ana was organized, arrangements were made to establish a preaching station in Tustin.
Additional rooms were added at the northwest corner of the sanctuary in 1953.
The current Christian Education Building and Fellowship Hall were completed in 1966.
The visual elements in the sanctuary underscore our heritage.
The pulpit, font, and table are central and ever-present.
Tustin Presbyterian Church has always been proud of the vitality of its worship and music.
All services were held at the Advent Christian Church. David Hewes proposed to donate a lot at Main and "C" Streets for a church, and her husband at once set about soliciting funds to build it. Hewes wrote, "The dryness of the atmosphere and the salubrious climate proved efficacious in prolonging Mrs.
In addition to seeking funds locally, he went among his friends and associates in San Francisco. David Hewes, a native of Massachusetts, came to California in 1850 at the age of 28 years. He was a man of vision and became very successful through a variety of interests. They felt the climate would be favorable to the health of Mrs. Hewes' life for six years."In the beautiful village of Tustin there was no Presbyterian church. Hewes felt that in all probabilities this place would be her last home and desired to do something toward building a small church."Complying with her sentiments, which accorded with my own, I undertook this work. Hewes purchased a lot from a friend who had been unable to build upon it, and with the assistance of friends in San Francisco and Oakland, and of the residents of Tustin who contributed 0, we accomplished the work."We erected a small but sufficiently commodious church at a cost of ,000. It was dedicated in October 1884, there being 29 members.
The Paschal candle reminds us of the resurrection during Eastertide and throughout the year.
It is removed only during the seasons of Advent and Lent.