Ministries

Christian formation, fellowship, and serving others weave through all of the Cathedral's ministries

St. John's Cathedral is the home of a large parish congregation as well as being the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane. We are a Chrsit-centered community that has maintained tradition while actively seeking a contemporary understanding of faith in our own place and time. We remain eager to discover and promote the Kingdom of God in our community and world in ways that speak to the times in which we live. Our congregational community seeks to explore and learn, to deepen our maturity through liturgey, scripture, sacraments, music, teaching, and prayer. Opportunities for service, hospitality, and witness to Christ abound - both within our walls and outside them.

When St. John's first opened for worship in 1929, the congregations of three Spokane Episcopal chruches - All Saints Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, and St. James Church - merged to become the new Cathedral. St. John the Evangelist began as a dream in the mind of Bishop Edward Makin Cross. Evidence of this history remains today in St. Peter's, St. James' and All Saints chapels within the Cathedral and in some of the communion vessels that are used regularly in weekly worship. It also may be seen in the theological, political and economic diversity that exists within the congregation. All are respected and welcomed. We know that we are enriched by this diversity.

We would love to have you join us! 

St. John's Cathedral offers many opportunities for people of all ages to deepen their faith and connect with others ... through programs, informal gatherings, worship, and service.

Our Pastoral Care Team - including both lay and clergy members - visits those in the hospital or nursing homes, and offers support for persons facing particular challenges.

Yoga in the Cathedral - One Sunday afternoon a month during the program year (usually the fourth Sunday, at 3pm), Cathedral members and friends spread their yoga mats on the floor of the Cathedral as they integrate breath, body, and the sacred. Led by trained yoga instructor Lisa Silvestri - www.facebook.com/cathedralyoga

Family Dance and Potluck — Once a month (usually the first Friday), September through May, folks of all ages and dancing abilities are invited to a contra dance in the Great Hall. We begin with a potluck at 6:30pm and wrap up the dancing at 8:30pm. All dances are taught. 

In addition to the age-specific ministries highlighted below, St. John's has a number of special opportunities for people of all ages to be together.

Annual Inter-generational Events:

  • Sunday after Labor Day in September – Welcome Bash, after 10:30am service
  • First Sunday in October – Pet Blessing, during 10:30am service
  • Sunday before Thanksgiving in November – Parish Thanksgiving Dinner, after 10:30am service
  • Third Sunday of Advent – Christmas Pageant, during 10:30am service
  • First Sunday in January – Epiphany Celebration, after 10:30am service
  • Night before Ash Wednesday – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Sunday after Easter– Parish Easter Party & Easter Egg Hunt, after 10:30am service
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Adults
Programs that feed mind and soul
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Children
Nurturing children as they develop a loving and meaningful relationship with God
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Youth and Young Adults
Accompanying teens as they strengthen their relationship with God