As a community, we are creating more opportunities to be together in prayer, contemplation, and silence, whether practicing in small groups at diverse times, offering seasonal, parish-wide, quiet days or improving our personal relationship with prayer.

Prayer Practices

Daily Evening Prayer

Monday through Friday, 6:30–7 p.m.m Thomson Chapel
Lay readers from Seattle-area congregations including the cathedral lead a spoken service of daily prayer following the form of the Book of Common Prayer 1979, every weekday evening at 6:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Centering Prayer 

Mondays, 7:15–8:15 p.m., Thomsen Chapel
Opening our mind and heart—our whole being—to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. Silence, spiritual walk, and readings. Learn more about centering Prayer here.

Choral Evensong

First Sunday of the month, October–June, 4:30–5 p.m., Cathedral Nave
The ancient practice of singing evening prayers is a longstanding tradition in cathedrals throughout the world, particularly those of the Anglican tradition. The Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir, a intergenerational choir of children, teenagers, and adults, offers this beautiful service once a month. All are welcome. Learn more and see the complete schedule for the current season here.

Compline

Every Sunday, 9:30 p.m., Cathedral Nave
A beloved Seattle institution since 1956, the all-male Compline Choir sings the last monastic office of the day every Sunday at 9:30 p.m. Hundreds join together in the nave each week for this meditative service, while thousands more listen to the broadcast on KING-FM, 98.1, streaming online at king.org, or via the podcast. More information can be found at complinechoir.org

The Labyrinth 

On New Year’s Eve each year, and on other special occasions, we lay down a giant labyrinth in the nave to give individuals the space to experience the peace, the quiet and the balance that the labyrinth path can bring. And, of course, the cathedral’s long-anticipated outdoor labyrinth is now available at any time for a prayerful meditation walk. Learn more here.

Cathedral Yoga 

Every Sunday, 6–7 p.m., Cathedral Nave
In the sacred space of Saint Mark’s Cathedral, this spiritual practice is designed to improve health, release tension and deepen spirituality. It is a gentle practice, and the instructors guide the group in ways that welcome newcomers and experienced practitioners alike. Learn more here.

Requesting Prayers

Pastoral Care

Do you or someone you know need urgent spiritual care? Please the 27/7 Pastoral Care Hotline at 206.755.2076 and our on-call chaplain will respond as quickly as they are able.

In addition, Clergy are available for individual pastoral appointments, and when desired, administration of sacraments including anointing and confession. To schedule an appointment, please call the main office at 206.323.0300. Learn more more about Pastoral Care here.

Prayer Chain

"Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." —Philippians 4:6

The Prayer Chain receives the names of members, family and friends who have requested prayer. Seventy-plus members pray, each in their own way, for parishioners, family and friends who have requested prayers of various concerns. These may come because of a death, birth,  illness, job loss, military service or struggles with children or parents.

Requests may be made so that only the prayer chain members offer prayers. Others may wish their requests included in the Prayers of the People in the Sunday and weekday liturgies. The Prayer Chain is known in the Saint Mark's community as being present and here for any and all who desire, need, count on prayer support. To be added to the Prayer Chain list to receive prayer requests, contact Canon Jennifer King Daugherty.

To request prayers, send an email to prayers@saintmarks.org or call 206-323-0300.