The original small organ was later replaced by a larger pipe organ. In 2013 we acquired a Moller organ from Temple Emanu-eL in San Francisco, is a significant upgrade from our previous organ.
In keeping with the nautical theme, the font is a giant South Pacific clamshell. It is from the island of Mindano in the Philippines and was brought to us by Dick and Anne Ward. Dick was was one of our first Senior Wardens and Anne is an 8’oclock parishioner
William Sims, an original church member, fabricated the central cross and the processional cross of molten bronze and silver on steel. They were fashioned by melting down metal objects donated by church members. The Lenten cross was built of wooden cross pieces held together with angled carriage bolts, and the crown of thorns was made of barbed wire.
New York artist Glidden Parker designed the striking floor-to-ceiling stained glass window on the north side of the church. Its title is “The Atonement”, a major subject of St Anselm’s writings. The window was commissioned and donated to the church by several families, including the Ward family.
The welded steel Stations of the Cross were created by Fran Moyer, an award-winning California artist, are mounted on the west and south walls of the sanctuary. They depict the 14 events that tradition indicates occurred as Jesus carried his cross from Pilate’s palace to Golgotha. Moyer chose welded steel as her medium because, in her words, “fire and steel were expressive of the enormous theme.” The project was commissioned and donated to the church by Mary Lou Martin, a former parishioner.
To retire the construction debt to the Diocese and become a self-sufficient parish, church members decided to have a major fund-raiser in 1976. Congregants “bought” church pillars, and small plaques on the pillars still record the “sales.”