In normal times, Saint Mark’s would offer a variety of social and formation opportunities on Wednesday night, including a special evening Eucharist, a delicious dinner, youth group meeting, and a forum or presentation on a variety of topics. These offerings are known as the "Cathedral Commons," since they provide a space in which the cathedral parish can come together to share, learn, and grow.

After a pause, Wednesday night offerings are beginning again, this time as virtual gatherings online via Zoom and other platforms. Watch this space for upcoming offerings! Contact with an questions, or to be sent the link to participate.


Celebrating the Seattle Service Corps 

JUNE 24, 2020, 7 P.M.

As an eventful year ends for the current cohort of Seattle Service Corps members, let’s gather on Zoom to bless them and send them forth from this place that has been their home for the past 11 months. The members will reflect on their year here and share plans for the next chapter of their lives. Contact Service Corps Director Adam Conley with any questions: Contact for the link to participate.

Taking Up Our Responsibility for Racial Justice (Online)


SERIES: FOUR WEDNESDAYS, JULY 15 & 29, and AUGUST 12 & 26, 7 P.M

At this critical moment in our nation’s and community’s history, we are confronted again with fresh knowledge of longstanding racial injustice – in policing, the justice system, health care, housing, education, the Church, and many other sectors of our common life. Our faith community is grappling with important questions – what do I need to learn? How should I and our church respond?

We will undertake a four-week study and discussion series to confront racism—its theology, history, and presence in our lives today—and ways to move forward toward justice. The series is open to all, recognizing the responsibility for change falls on white people. There will be a plenary session with Dean Thomason to learn more about the series on July 1, 7-8:30 p.m.; this is open to all to see if the series that follows is of interest.

To register for the Opening Plenary, click here.

The in-depth series follows on four Wednesday nights (July 15 and 29, August 12 and 26) and will require advance registration and a commitment to attend all sessions and read/watch articles and videos in advance. More details to come soon, but you can get started by reading Ijeoma Oluo’s book, So You Want to Talk About Race. For questions or more information contact, or

To commit to attending the full series, click here.

“Today Was A Good Day” — Watch Party with Director David Wild

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 7 p.m., via Zoom

Join with the broad Saint Mark’s community for a watch party of parishioner David Wild’s documentary film, Today Was A Good Day. This 40-minute film offers different perspectives on the day-to-day life of a caregiver, as seen through the eyes of three Southeastern Michigan residents who have taken on the many roles and responsibilities of caring for an aging parent. Afterwards, we’ll have a chance to hear David reflect on the film and discuss the caregiver experience, including for those with dementia. Register using the link below. Watch the trailer here. Contact Canon Daugherty with questions:


Video, slides, and resources from Cathedral Commons events from previous seasons are archived here.


MAY 27, 2020

Live Online Talent Show Starring the Children and Families of Saint Mark’s 

7–8:30 P.M., via Zoom

A Talent Show organized by the Saint Mark’s Cathedral Choir School and Children & Family Ministries will be presented online, Wednesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. Our families will present their acts LIVE via a live Zoom webinar, and simultaneously in the cathedral’s private Facebook group. Tune in to celebrate our community and to be amazed by the talented young people of the cathedral! Register to watch the Zoom broadcast at this link. Contact Rebekah Gilmore at for more information.

JUNE 10, 2020

Is EfM for me? 

7–8:30 P.M., via Zoom

If you have attended Saint Mark’s for some time, you have probably heard about Education for Ministry many times—especially this time of year when registration for the upcoming session is open. If you are new to Saint Mark’s, you might be hearing about EfM for the first time. But what it is really like to participate in an EfM class? What sort of work is required? What happens at the class meetings? Are there exams??? Please consider attending a Zoom forum on Wednesday evening, June 10, to learn all about what EfM is… and what it isn’t! Canon Cristi Chapman will be the host, and Saint Mark’s team of EfM mentors will be the panelists. Contact for the link to participate.