Tustin, California: Tiny Church in a Parking Lot

A family-sized chapel sits in a strip mall parking lot.
El Camino Real, Tustin, CA
El Camino Real between Main Street and W. 6th St.
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Tiny church in the parking lot.

Tiny Church in a Parking Lot

Pretty adorable but inside isn't open on Saturday evenings.

[Brynn S., 10/01/2019]

Church interior.

Tiny Church in a Parking Lot

Doors were open on Sunday and I had never seen the inside.

[Karin, 10/18/2016]

Tiny church in a store parking lot.

Tiny Church in Parking Lot

Worth stopping. Very cute - my husband wanted us to get married in it. Went to one a little bigger though.

[Terri, 05/29/2010]

Tiny church in a parking lot.

Tiny Church in Parking Lot

Another Tiny Church: In Tustin, CA on El Camino Real in the very small historic district, sits a tiny, 6-person chapel right in the middle of a shopping center parking lot. Upon investigation, it seems there was once a huge oak tree near that spot. A local woman had the chapel built when her husband passed away, as the tree was his favorite spot to visit. She would visit daily to pray and to gaze at her husband's tree. The shopping center built up around the chapel and tree. Several years ago, the tree became diseased and couldn't be saved, so the tiny chapel stands alone.

[Nedra Bohannon, 11/05/2000]

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