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The Cathedral

St. John’s Cathedral is one of the few examples in the United States of classic Gothic architecture. The Cathedral, begun in 1925, is the fulfillment of the dream of the Right Reverend Edward Makin Cross, third Bishop of Spokane.

The Cathedral has three interwoven functions:

  • It is the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, the location of the official seat of the Bishop and the center of many Diocesan activities. The Diocese encompasses the state of Washington east of the Cascade Mountains, and the Idaho Panhandle north of the Salmon River. We are part of the Episcopal Church USA and the worldwide Anglican communion.
  • The Cathedral is the home of a large parish congregation.
  • Its prominent location above the city lends to the Cathedral’s role as a center for public gatherings and cultural activities for Spokane.

Our Cathedral is more than stone and stained glass; it is people working and worshiping together, connecting to God and embracing our neighbors. The Bishop, the Dean and the members of the Cathedral congregation invite you to visit. If you are seeking a church home, we hope you will worship with us and learn more of the life of the congregation.

Thinking of worshipping with us? Want more information? Check us out!

If you're not able to visit us in person, you can visit us virtually, thanks to this beautiful video by Spokane Public Television, KSPS: https://youtu.be/14ENBo3hrGE

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Tours
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Parking

We are at the corner of South Grand Boulevard and East 12th Avenue, just south and up the hill from Sacred Heart Medical Center. Parking is available across from 13th Avenue east off Grand Boulevard (to the left just beyond Lindaman's Restaurant parking, or just beyond S. Cowley Street on the left). Handicapped parking is located on the east end of Jewett House (big building at the east end of the church). Driveway access is at 12th Avenue and S. Cowley Street.

Dropoffs can be made at the Welcome Center entrance on E. 12th Avenue but street parking is limited to the south side of E. 12th Avenue and E. Sumner Avenue.

Handicapped Access

Stairless access to the Cathedral is available through the Welcome Center located just to the east of the Sanctuary on 12th Avenue. By car, enter via the driveway at the east end of the Cathedral property near the junction of S. Cowley Street and E. 12th Avenue and immediately turn left onto the drive that runs in front of Jewett House and the Welcome Center Entrance. Unload passengers for level access to the Church and Jewett House. Handicapped Parking is provided at the east end of Jewett House.

Directions

Northbound on Grand Boulevard

Turn to the right on E 13th Avenue just beyond the 7-Eleven and Starbucks; parking is on the left just beyond Lindaman's restaurant parking and a second lot is just beyond Cowley Street.

Southbound on Grand Boulevard

Turn to the left on E 13th Avenue just beyond the Lindaman's restaurant; parking is on the left just beyond the restaurant parking and beyond Cowley Street.

From West on I-90

Take exit 280B to merge onto S. Lincoln Street. Turn right at W 3rd Avenue. Take the 3rd right onto S Stevens Street. Slight left toward W 9th Avenue. Continue straight onto W 9th Avenue. W 9th Avenue turns slightly right and becomes S Grand Blvd. Turn left at E 13th Avenue. Take the 1st left onto S Cowley Street. Cowley Street turns left and becomes E 12th Avenue. The Cathedral is on the right.

From East on I-90

Take exit 281 for Division Street. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for S Division Street. Turn right at S Division Street. Turn right at E 8th Avenue. Take the 1st left onto S McClellan Street. Turn left at W 9th Avenue. W 9th Avenue turns slightly right and becomes S Grand Blvd. Turn left at E 13th Avenue. Take the 1st left onto S Cowley Street. Cowley Street turns left and becomes E 12th Avenue. The Cathedral is on the right.

Arriving by Bus

From the downtown bus terminal, Take the 44 Bus toward 29th Avenue and get off at 13th Avenue Stop. From the South, take the 44 Bus toward downtown and get off at the 12th Avenue Stop.