We are a community of open hearts and inquiring minds seeking to live out God's inclusive love in Hanford California, Kings County and the Central San Joaquin Valley. Reflecting Christ's example of fellowship and service, we strive to nurture all people in body, mind and spirit. We are best known for our welcoming spirit, our vital Soup Kitchen Ministry and our beautiful historical campus.
Our Soup Kitchen
Here, in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, in the midst of America's most productive agricultural region, many people are hungry. The need varies throughout the year, but for a significant portion of our population, hunger is a daily reality. For nearly 30 years, through the work of the Episcopal Church of the Saviour Soup Kitchen, many of Hanford's needier residents have found a safe, warm place to enjoy a nourishing meal.
Our Historical Campus
Church of the Saviour has served the people of Hanford for over 130 years. Originally called the San Joaquin Mission, its first service was in a tank house in 1880 with four men as communicants. While there have been many changes over the years, the essence of the church's mission and its place in the community has changed little. It is a lively place of music, worship, service and education.