Chapel of the Holy Cross

Photo of Chapel of the Holy Cross located in Sedona, AZ Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona © Mike Koopsen


The Chapel of the Holy Cross sits in a most peaceful setting within picturesque Sedona Arizona. It is a compelling Sedona landmark that was built in 1956 to the design of Marguerite Brunswig Staude, a student of world-renown architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The strikingly beautiful Chapel is jointly owned by The Roman Catholic diocese of Phoenix and Saint John Vianney Parish of Sedona Arizona.

Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon attracts over 4 million visitors annually that flock to this vacation haven of amazing natural elegance. Sedona has become a center of mysticism and new age prophets that are attracted to vortex experience in and around Sedona. The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a popular attraction of all faiths and sits near its own unique vortex where it overlooks the incredible horizon below.

The Chapel rises two-hundred feet above ground surface between two red rock formations that accentuate its 90-foot tall cross. A massive stained glass window turns the Chapel’s interior into a kaleidoscope of brilliant color. There are no Mass services at the Chapel, but brief Evening Prayer Service is held each Monday at 5 p.m.

The towering cross and incredible panoramic views of red rock horizons deeply move visitors with spiritual enhancement. The Chapel is a great place of inspiration and reflection.

The Chapel is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Chapel has a gift shop where unique religious articles, unusual crosses and rosaries created of native stone are available. No services are held here, but it provides an ideal setting for spiritual reflection and prayer as well as incredible views of the Red Rocks. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Directions To The Chapel.

The Chapel is located at 780 Chapel Road in Sedona AZ. Take 179 south to Chapel Road., turn left and drive to the end of the road. You will find several parking areas that lead to a steep walk up to the Chapel of the Holy Cross.

Red Rocks of Sedona & Urban Hiking Trails

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