Our Community

St. Paul's Congregation

Nestled in the busy, urban world of lower Queen Anne Hill, St. Paul’s is a spiritual home for those seeking a soulful and integrated Christian community that embraces the dignity of body, mind and spirit out of a conviction that the saving love of Christ Jesus calls us to no less than this.

We are a progressive, Episcopal Anglo-Catholic parish that welcomes all, without precondition, and which is centered in the depth and power of rich ancient prayer, liturgy, and music. Within this experience, our diverse, some would even say “funky,” community encounters a God who both reassures and challenges, and who is mediated to us through the beauty and profundity of symbolic actions, readings, prayers, singing, silence and stillness.

We gather on Sundays as God’s loved people; some in jeans, others more dressed up, some single, some married or partnered, some with children and some not, some from an Episcopal Church background and many more from other church backgrounds or no recent church backgrounds. We fully use the treasures of the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer (1979) as well as the Book of Occasional Services, The Hymnal 1982, and music chosen from other carefully selected sources.

We are a community that values Christian formation, the arts, the presence of children in our midst and the ever-challenging call to act on our baptismal identity, engaging in concrete actions that contribute to justice and peace in the world and in our immediate neighborhood.