San Rafael Archangel was founded as a hospital asistencia (sub-mission) on December 14, 1817, and given full mission status on October 19, 1822. A replica of the original chapel was built in 1919, close to Parish church of Saint Raphael. The ruins of this mission were fully removed in 1870 and a modern church erected on the site. The small replica mission chapel you see today was built in 1949 and is part of the Parish of St. Rafael of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco.


1104 5th Avenue

San Rafael, CA 94901

United States