When you Visit

When you Visit

Welcome to St. Paul’s, an Anglo-Catholic parish in the heart of the city. We are a community in which visitors, friends, and members find renewal and refreshment for life in the home, at work, and in public life.

If you are new to Seattle or seeking a spiritual home, we invite you to join us for Sunday worship, a weekday mass, or the celebration of Evening or Morning Prayer during the week. Days and times for these services can be found on this website as well as the printed bulletins available at St. Paul’s.

Through worship, spiritual formation, and acts of compassion, we are drawn into the mystery of the God who loves and accepts all persons. Children, the elderly, young parents, single and divorced persons, college students, and married and partnered couples make up the remarkable mix of people who call St. Paul’s their home.

  • Visitors are often delighted by the solemnity and beauty of our worship as well as the friendliness and easy-going nature of our community. We’re a friendly crowd but we’re not pushy and will respect you and your needs.
  • As an Anglo-Catholic parish, we celebrate the ancient rituals of Christianity – with incense, silence and stillness, beautiful music, engaging preaching, physical gestures, and a profound sense of prayerfulness that unites the worshipping assembly. If any or all of this is new to you, simply relax in worship and let the assembly carry you.
  • Each month you are welcome to linger after one of the Sunday morning masses for St. Paul’s 101, a time in which you are welcome to ask any question about our distinctive form of worship, our common life, and what it means to be “Anglo-Catholic” or “Episcopal.” This is a free-flowing conversation in which every question is welcome.
  • One of our members recently said, “It’s really good that I don’t have to check my intellect at the door.” We couldn’t agree more. Thoughtful preaching, quiet mornings of reflection, reading groups, classes that welcome a variety of viewpoints, and refusing to dumb down all mark the ethos of spiritual formation at St. Paul’s. We’re not the kind of community that peddles pat answers to challenging questions.
  • As an urban parish, we are committed to our neighborhood. We value the ways in which our friends and members serve the city through their daily living and work. Here we foster a spirit of commitment and care for others and the earth. Indeed, what we say and do in worship informs and guides our commitments to justice and peace.

We hope you will explore more of who we are on the St. Paul’s website.

We look forward to seeing you at St. Paul’s.