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Forestville, California: World's Smallest Church (Gone) Team Field Report

About a block and a half north of the junction of Highway 116 and Covey Road, left side, a narrow drive marked 6632. Limited parking on the property for church and Lucky Mojo shop.
Church gone. Property daily 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
World's Smallest Church

It was the Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, sort of an any-faith, any-belief welcome here chapel. July 2017: Church destroyed in a fire; rebuilding plans afoot. Report...

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Inside the tiny church.

World's Smallest Church

We went to this location yesterday and sadly it burned last weekend. Owners think a vigil candle sparked the fire.

[Lara, 07/25/2017]

The little wooden church, which was filled with candle offerings and statuettes, was destroyed in a fire on July 14, 2017. According to Rev. cat's Facebook page, the church may be rebuilt by the same guy who crafted the mini-tiny church (1:24 scale) for the site's popular model railroad display.

Lucky Mojo shop display.

World's Smallest Church

It is not only the church here, but a wonderful outdoor model train installation and "Lucky Mojo," a shop/mail order business that specializes in "paraphernalia of conjure" like voodoo, religious, etc. All together a wonderful stop!!

[David Rosenstein, 11/17/2015]

Tiny replica of the tiny church.

Tiny Church at the Tiny Church

The tiny church in Forestville always seems enveloped in a pleasing cocoon of unconventional energy. We popped in just before New Year's, and the Lucky Mojo shop was abuzz with charm-making and positive spell recipe-sharing. The outdoor miniature model railroad didn't seem to be in service that day, and its tiny town looked like a hurricane had struck (winter storm debris loosed from the trees). A miniature version of part of the property includes the labyrinth, and an itty bitty replica of the tiny church. And a pair of twin girls sitting on a bench.

[ Team, 01/01/2015]

Deities of the tiny church.

World's Smallest Church

Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, billed as the World's Smallest Church, is 35 square inches smaller than the previous record-holder in New York State.

It is open to the public 7 days a week. Candle services are conducted daily. The altars, under a stained glass window, contain a multitude of deities from all faiths: Christian, Hindu, Taoist, Buddhist, Kemetic, shamanic, tribal, etc. Two smaller shrines outside flank the building. The church has its own Yahoo group with hundreds of members.

[cat yronwode, 07/02/2007]

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