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I’m so pleased to welcome you to Trinity Cathedral. For more than a century Trinity has served Cleveland and the people of northeast Ohio as a place of transcendent worship, beautiful music, committed service, joyful inclusion, and transformative civic engagement. From our founding to our ministry today, Trinity Cathedral has explored what it means to truly be a sacred place for all people.

Whether you’re drawn here by a desire for spiritual growth, love of music and sacred art, or a passion for the work of peace and justice, we are deeply grateful for your presence at Trinity Cathedral.

Trinity is a sacred place…for all people. That means that the congregation of Trinity Cathedral is committed to broadening our invitation while making sure that our leadership, liturgy, and community reflect the diversity of our city and region. God’s welcome is limitless; we believe that faithful growth means sharing that same radical welcome with all we meet…and being changed by the encounter.

Trinity Cathedral is sacred landmark and a part of Cleveland’s rich history, but we’re also a vital and loving community of faith and ministry. We’re so glad to have you with us in-person or online. For more information, please see our website:

The Very Rev. Bernard J. Owens, Dean

Worship times

8:00 am
Our service schedule begins with the Early Eucharist in the chapel. This intimate service features basic music and follows the Book of Common Prayer in its order of worship.
9:00 am
The Abundant Table is an expansive intergenerational service of Holy Eucharist that joyfully expands the tradition while remaining rooted in it, seeking creative ways to connect ancient faith to contemporary experience. The service welcomes children, teenagers and adults of all age, and it moves with a strong rhythm, a full sound and robust congregational singing. Children’s Chapel is offered during this service during the program year, offering age-appropriate worship during the service for ages 3-11.
11:15 am
This Choral Eucharist features Trinity’s world-class choir and cathedral organs. But your voice, combined with other worshipers, is the primary instrument.
First Sunday of the month, October-May
5:00 pm
This formal service includes incense, bells, plainsong and the ceremonies of an Anglican high church service.
6:00 pm
Trinity Cathedral offers weekly evensong services as the sun goes down, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings October through mid-May. The service is led on alternating weeks by the Trinity Cathedral Choir and the Trinity Chamber Singers. Clergy of Trinity Cathedral preside and we welcome guest presiders throughout the season. Evensong is available each week as an in-person service and via livestream on our website.
12:15 pm
Healing and Eucharist Service: This quiet, intimate mid-week service offers a brief respite from the pressures and frenetic pace of the world around us. Words of encouragement are offered and space is made for prayers, intercession and petition. All are invited to participate in Holy Communion and those so desiring may receive an anointing for healing of themselves or others. Most Thursdays Eucharist is from the Reserve Sacrament; third Thursdays are a full Eucharist.

Volunteer opportunities

One time opportunities
Ongoing commitment opportunities
Opportunities for mission groups

The ministry of Trinity Cathedral is guided and supported by eight mission teams, made up of committed ministry leaders, vestry representatives and cathedral staff members. Each team of five people gathers regularly to support and shape the ministries, helping them to thrive, to grow in participation and impact, and to be attentive to seasons of rest and renewal.

The eight mission teams are supported by the Cathedral Ministries Committee, a core committee of the elected vestry. This committee recruits and appoints mission team members, offers guidance to ministry leaders, and ensures that their faithful work is a part of the ongoing vision and governance of the cathedral vestry.

Mission Teams empower the members and friends of Trinity Cathedral to be the ministers of the church, and to make Trinity a Sacred Place for All People.

Explore our mission teams:


Campus Ministry at Cleveland State University

Children and Youth Ministries

Marion-Sterling Partnership

Children and Youth Ministries

Part of the All Our Children network.

A Place at the Table

Meal Programs

A Place at the Table (APATT), founded in 1983 to serve our neighbors, provides a hot lunch on Sundays when most social service organizations are closed. The program relies on volunteer servers from Trinity and other congregations and organizations.

For many of downtown Cleveland’s homeless and hungry, Trinity’s Sunday hot meal is the only nutrition they’ll receive that day. For more than 30 years without fail, APATT has provided a “no questions asked” nutritious meal in a warm, welcoming space. Over the years, APATT has sometimes been the only downtown Sunday meal site with the next closest option a 5-mile walk away. Last year, APATT provided almost 9,000 meals over 52 Sundays to 100-200 hungry Clevelanders. 

To better meet the needs of our less fortunate neighbors and increase the impact of our service, Trinity turned to a community partner—Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries (LMM). Trinity’s partnership with LMM began in early 2014, using its Central Kitchen program. Central Kitchen is a social enterprise program that provides food service job training and re-entry employment for about 50 recently-released convicts. Central Kitchen uses produce from Trinity’s urban farm and prepares “A Place at the Table” weekly meals that Trinity volunteers help serve.

To learn more about this hunger ministry or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Trinity member Lawrence Edem or staff member Ginger Bitikofer.

Ginger Bitikofer

Associate for Cathedral Life

Trinity Urban Farm

Creation Care/Community Gardens

Trinity Urban Farm at East. 35th and Cedar Avenue continues to flourish. We harvest hundreds of pounds of food each week during the growing season for meals served at A Place at the Table and also provide flowers for the Trinity altar arrangements.

Volunteers have harvested 28,000 pounds of food to feed Cleveland’s hungry.

We need help weeding, mowing, trimming, watering, nurturing, harvesting and much more! Our workdays are Saturdays from 9 a. m. – noon. Call to arrange to work on other days.

Contact Ginger Bitikofer at (216) 774-0407 or email Urban Farm Leader Scott Blanchard.

Trinity Garden

Trinity Urban Farm in the news

Trinity Cathedral’s Community Garden an article in Edible Cleveland by Trinity member Anastasia Pantsios. Read the article here.


Growing Hope
[This article appeared in the summer 2014 issue of ChurchLife! The magazine of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio]
Since 2006, volunteers working at the Trinity Cathedral Urban Farm have harvested more than 18,000 pounds of food to feed Cleveland’s hungry and homeless.

Once a sight of devastation, the corner of E. 35th and Cedar Avenue in Cleveland now brims with life. Cucumbers, green beans, cabbage, onions, peaches, apples, herbs, tulips and irises have replaced the bricks of a torn-down apartment building, car parts, rocks and garbage that once filled the inner-city lot. Read the entire article.

Support the Farm with Used Inkjet Cartridges
Bring your used inkjet cartridges to Trinity (sorry, Epson brand is not accepted, nor are toner/laser cartridges) and drop them in the recycle box in the coat room. All cartridges are sent to a recycling center in Pennsylvania and the money raised is used to purchase seeds, seedlings and other gardening supplies.


The following poem was offered by Joyce Green, an Urban Farm volunteer, at the annual potluck dinner that kicks off the growing season for Trinity’s Urban Farmers. Note: The bean-dog reference is to another volunteer’s dog, that loves beans.

“Let the Planting Begin”

Welcome to the potluck din,
Our gardening season doth begin.
With some food and drink and thought,
Let us plan our urban plot.
Reviewing tools and seeds we’ve got,
And what plants need to still be bought.
Turn the wheel and then assign,
Vegetables in a new design.
Rotate collards and tomatoes,
Beans and eggplants and potatoes.
With some luck and rain and sun,
Saturday mornings will be fun.
To see the progress as we toil,
With aching backs we prod the soil.
And bring our seedlings to fruition,
A hearty bounty is our mission.
See you there around 8 or 9,
You never know who or what you’ll find.
One thing cer-tain-ly will be,
A bean-dog rambling merrily.
Happy gardening to one and all,
At Trinity’s farm from now ‘til fall.

– Joyce Green, April 20, 2015

Scott Blanchard

Urban Farm Leader

Sacred Ground

Racial Reconciliation

Sacred Ground is dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race, racism, and whiteness while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.

Sacred Ground is a resource coming out of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. This series is especially designed to help white people talk with other white people, while being open to all racial/ethnic groups. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.

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2230 Euclid Ave
Trinity Commons
Cleveland, OH 44115-2405
United States



Bernard Owens

Dean of the Cathedral

Organized groups

Adult faith formation
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)/Narcotics Anonymous/Twelve Step
Bible study
College student group
Daughters of the King
Education for Ministry (EFM)
Eucharistic Ministers/Visitors
LGBTQ group
Neighborhood associations
Young adult group
Youth faith formation/Sunday school
Youth group