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St. Paul's Chapel


Built in 1913, St. Paul's on the Plains Episcopal Church is the oldest existing church building in Lubbock. The first site of the building was on the southwest corner of 15th Street and Avenue O. In 1927, the building was relocated to 1609 Avenue O and expanded to accommodate a growing congregation. In the late 1930's the present St. Paul's on the Plains Church at Avenue X & 17th Street was built where services are still held. The original building was sold to A.M. Leftwich, Sr. in 1940 and remodeled into apartments removing the most of the distinguishing features. Since Mr. Leftwich's death in 1987, the building fell into disrepair due to vandalism and lack of maintenance. In July 1989 the building drew the attention of the Lubbock Heritage Society who began researching the condition and the cost to relocate and restore the building.

In 1996, the church was moved to its present location at 40th & University and was completely restored. It took a great deal of donated time, money, and volunteer services to see the project to completion. The church was available for rental to the public in August of 1997.

St. Paul's on the Plains is located in K.N. Clapp Park, 40th & University. It is available to rent for small weddings, meetings, and receptions.

Rental Information

St. Paul's on the Plains can accommodate up to 60 guests. Contact the Garden and Arts Center at 806-767-3724 to reserve St. Paul's on the Plains Chapel for your wedding, meeting or reception. We recommend that you contact us early in your planning process as the calendar of reservations for this facility fills up quickly.

Monday-Thursday - 9AM - Midnight - $350

Friday-Sunday - 9AM - Midnight - $550

Key & Cleaning Deposit (refunded when key is returned) - $150

Rehearsal (2 hours) - $100*
*The Rehearsal rate is only available to patrons who have already rented the chapel for a wedding.  It is not available separate from the Monday-Thursday or Friday-Sunday rates

Late Key Return
- $10 day

Lost Key - $40

~~ Due to the facility being on park property the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. (Ordinance No. 3886). 

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St. Paul's Chapel