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To All Who Enter … Welcome to St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral.  You have just entered a holy and sacred space.


This cathedral exists as a place of sanctuary and safety. It is a living, breathing, dynamic body, a place that celebrates great diversity and embraces the challenges of change. It stands gracefully in San Diego as a reflector of the events, people, and theological energy that have contributed to the history of the diocese, the city, and the greatness of Our Christian Faith.


St. Paul's Cathedral is a center of sacred prayer, listening, and discernment. It shines, brightly as a promised place of lively and often-times controversial discourse centering around the important and critical issues of our time, issues that affect all of us and either threaten or affirm who we are as God's people.


It is a safe and holy center of worship, clearly defined by the phrase, "common ground," where people who may be deeply divided and alienated on issues of theology, doctrine, ministry, denominational tradition, social, moral, and ethical concerns, can come together for dialogue and patient sharing, and where such sharing can put a common, respected vision of God's love for all persons.


St. Paul's Cathedral is a place where diversity is respected, encouraged, and protected. All persons who enter this sacred space enter with the promise that they will be free to be who they are and what God intended them to be. In this holy place, diversity is sacramentally united in the divine mystery of common prayer, sacred listening, healing, reconciliation, and God's love.


If you are visiting for just a few moments or a few hours, please know that you are granted immunity from the painful ravages of religious bigotry and intolerance. St. Paul's exists for people of all religious faiths and beliefs and for others who have yet to discover the direction of their own spiritual journey.


St. Paul's exists as a gift from the Holy Spirit to you. It is a place where a loving God who sees all life as being divinely connected in a sacred and unbroken unity receives your thoughts, reflections, meditations, prayers, tears, anger, and joy.


This is the same God who calls each of us by name and respects us with such unconditional love and acceptance that Jesus, God's Son, died on the Cross for our healing, wholeness, and reconciliation. The gift of Jesus' resurrection is given to each person who wishes to receive it, infinite forgiveness, eternal life, and unconditional love.


St. Paul's Cathedral offers what the world can never give - the peace of God that passes all understanding. Enter these doors in peace and begin your journey anew.

Worship times

8:00 am
Signed Sunday Service upon request. Call ahead to set it up.

10:30 am
Signed Sunday Service upon request. Call ahead to set it up.

1:00 pm
Signed Sunday Service upon request. Call ahead to set it up.

Volunteer opportunities

One time opportunities
Ongoing commitment opportunities
Opportunities for mission groups


Adult Education

Faith Formation

Baptism and Confirmation

Bible Study/Sunday Forums

Education for Ministry

Outreach & Mission




Vida Joven de Mexico (Dorcus House)

Episcopal Refugee Network

Episcopal Relief and Development

Military Outreach (FOMOS)

Simpler Living

Episcopal Community Services

Cathedral 4theCity Commission

Homelessness Ministries


Children and Youth Ministries

Nursery (ages 0-3)

Godly Play (ages 4-7)

Growing with God (ages 7-11)

Rite 13 (age 10+)

J2A (High School)

Youth Confirmation

Prayer Ministries

Faith Formation

Centering Prayer Group

Daily Offie


Listening Hearts

Stewardship and Giving

Donation Coordination/Distribution

Annual Pledge/Time and Talent

Legacy Gifts/Planned Giving

Music and Arts

Arts & Culture

Music and Choirs

Center for Performing and Visual Arts


Faith Formation

St. Paul's Singles Group


Integrity Circle-- LGBT & Friends

Women Together-- Monthly Speakers

Urban Collective-- 20s/30s at St. Paul's


Faith Formation

Acolytes & Lectors

Altar Guild



Pastoral Care

Aging, Health and Wellbeing

Pastoral Care

Eucharistic Ministers and Cathedral Visitors (to the home-bound)

Pastoral Counseling Center

Stephen Ministry


Faith Formation

Wedding Coordinator


Faith Formation

Spanish Language masses and ministry

Cathedral Archives


Maintenance and utilization of the Cathedral's historic files.


Economic Development

St. Paul's Cathedral is a vibrant and inclusive community where all are welcome. The Cathedral brings together the ancient rhythms of liturgy and sacred music set to a progressive beat that thoughtfully engages the critical issues of social justice facing our world. Members of St. Paul's are nothing if not active, putting their God -given talents, skills, and passions, to work supporting the ministry Cathedral as well as God's work in the community and throughout the world. The Cathedral actively supports and encourages the following ministries: Dorcas House, Alpha Project, ECS, ERD, Integrity, Interfaith Shelter Network, Uptown Faith Community, St. Paul's Senior Homes & Services among many others.

Sacred Ground Race Dialogue Circles

Racial Reconciliation
Sacred Ground

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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2728 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103-6301
United States



The Very Rev. Penelope Bridges

Organized groups

Youth faith formation/Sunday school
Young adult group
LGBTQ group
Lay pastoral care (e.g. Stephen Ministry, Community of Hope)
Godly Play
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)/Narcotics Anonymous/Twelve Step
Education for Ministry (EFM)
Bible study
Youth group