The Saint Mark’s Flower Ministry is looking for holly branches and evergreen boughs to use in the many arrangements that fill the cathedral for our Christmas celebrations. Do you have any you could harvest and donate? If so, please fill out this form. We are only looking for five people to bring their donations, so if the sign up form indicates we already have five people donating, then we have enough. We ask that you deliver as many fresh branches as you can to the Flower Room (off the northwest stairwell) on Wednesday or Thursday, December 21 or 22. Thank you! Questions? Email:

Join a Flower Ministry Team

Flowers give beauty, hope and solace and enhance the fabric of the church. Member of the Flower Ministry create the nave and chapel arrangements, and in doing so, give back a gift of beauty to the One who created us.

All skill/experience levels are welcome! The Flower Ministry works in teams who support each other with flower purchasing, arranging, and other tasks. This is a ministry that does not serve on Sundays, rather on the previous Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. The ministry supports flower dedications on Sundays, as well as funerals and occasional other special services.

Check out the brief video to featuring the work of Flower Ministry, and another featuring ministry leader Beatrix Roemheld-Hamm. Then scroll down to see examples of the ministry teams' amazing work (click an image to enlarge).

Contact Ministry leader Beatrix Hamm at to learn more about joining this creative and rewarding ministry!

Give a Gift of Altar Flowers

Members of the community of Saint Mark's Cathedral underwrite the cost of the altar flowers, for either the cathedral nave or Thomsen chapel, for a specific Sunday. Such gifts are given in memory of loved one who has died, in celebration of a blessed event or anniversary, in thanksgiving for a particular blessing in their lives, or simply to the glory of God. (A contribution of $150 is suggested for each date that you request, but donations of any amount, small or large, are appreciated and will be acknowledged equally in the Sunday service bulletin.)

More details about on how to make a donation will appear on this page when they are available. Email for more information.

Photos on this page by Kevin Johnson.