Cathedral Church of St. Paul
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.
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)
Episcopal Community Services
Cathedral 4theCity Commission
CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILY
Nursery (ages 0-3)
Godly Play (ages 4-7)
Growing with God (ages 7-11)
Rite 13 (age 10+)
J2A (High School)
Centering Prayer Group
Stewardship and Giving
Annual Pledge/Time and Talent
Legacy Gifts/Planned Giving
Music and Arts
Music and Choirs
Center for Performing and Visual Arts
SMALL GROUPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
St. Paul's Singles Group
Integrity Circle-- LGBT & Friends
Women Together-- Monthly Speakers
Urban Collective-- 20s/30s at St. Paul's
Acolytes & Lectors
Eucharistic Ministers and Cathedral Visitors (to the home-bound)
Pastoral Counseling Center
Spanish Language masses and ministry
Maintenance and utilization of the Cathedral's historic files.
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
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.
2728 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103-6301