At this time, masks are optional in the cathedral buildings. The designated "distanced section" in the nave, where all must remain masked and distanced, remains available. Learn more here.
- The Holy Eucharist is offered every Sunday at 8, 9, & 11 a.m., and 7 p.m.
- The Office of Compline is chanted Sundays at 9:30 p.m..
- Choral Evensong is offered at 4:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month, October through June.
- Daily Evening Prayer meets in person at 6 p.m. in Thomsen Chapel on Wednesday only, and is offered online via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Friday.
- Wednesday Morning Prayer is offered online via Zoom, every Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. On the first Wednesday of the month only, the service is also available in person in Leffler Living Room.
- Thursday Morning: At 7 a.m. on on the first and third Thursdays of the month only, a service of Holy Eucharist is offered in person in Thomsen Chapel. A community breakfast follows. On the second, fourth, and fifth Thursdays of the month, an online-only prayer service is offered at 7 a.m. instead.
8 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (Thomsen Chapel)
9 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (Cathedral Nave)
11 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (Cathedral Nave)
The 11 a.m. service will continue to be livestreamed indefinitely. The 8 & 9 a.m. services will not be livestreamed.
The Holy Eucharist is typically offered every Sunday morning. (On occasion, Morning Prayer has been offered instead.) The liturgy features Scripture, hymns, sermons, and musical offerings. Visit the video archive page to view video of recent services, and check out recent service leaflets to learn more about the liturgy.
7 p.m. in Thomsen Chapel
The 7 p.m. Contemplative Eucharist is a special liturgy in Thomsen with candlelight, meditative music, and lots of silence.
First Sunday of the Month, 4:30 p.m.
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, an intergenerational choir of children, teenagers, and adults, offers this beautiful service once a month. It is always livestreamed. During the pandemic it was sung by a small group of musicians, safely distanced. Beginning in October of 2021, the full choir resumed offering the service for an in-person congregation. Visit the Evensong page to learn more and to watch video of recent services.
In-person attendance at Compline has now resumed.
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. When the cathedral building is open, hundreds pack 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. It is now also livestreamed—video of recent services may be seen here.
WEDNESDAY, 6 P.M., IN PERSON IN THOMSEN CHAPEL
MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, & FRIDAY, 6 P.M., ONLINE-ONLY VIA ZOOM
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 p.m. Learn more here.
The service is now in person in Thomsen Chapel on WEDNESDAYS only. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, join using this Zoom link.
Evening Prayer (whether online or in person) is always cancelled when the cathedral office is closed for holidays or other reasons, or when a special liturgy is being offered in the nave on a weekday evening.
Please email Cathedral Sacristan Michael Seewer with any questions.
Wednesday Morning Prayer, 8:30 a.m.
EVERY WEDNESDAY, 8:30 A.M., via Zoom
ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH, 8:30 A.M., service is offered in-person in Leffler House AND online via Zoom. (On other Wednesday mornings, the Zoom-only offering continues.)
Join together on Zoom at 8:30 a.m. for Wednesday Morning Prayer, led by one of the lay worship leaders from Saint Mark's. Occasionally, one of our priests will also join us and lead us in prayer. All are welcome.
Starting in September through the end of 2022, the Wednesday Morning Prayer office will be offered as hybrid—via Zoom as well as in person—on the first Wednesdays of the month. Join us in person in Leffler Living Room at 8:30 a.m. on the first Wednesdays of September, October, November, and December. We will have Books of Common Prayer (and coffee!) available for those joining us in person. Zoom-only Morning Prayer will continue on the second, third, fourth, and last Wednesdays of the month. If you have questions about this service, please email Cathedral Sacristan Michael Seewer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Join using this Zoom link (the same link used for other online services of Morning and Evening Prayer).
Thursday Morning, 7 a.m.
1st & 3rd THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH, 7 A.M.
THE HOLY EUCHARIST, IN-PERSON IN THOMSEN CHAPEL
2nd, 4th, & 5t THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH
MORNING PRAYER, ONLINE VIA ZOOM
An in-person service of Holy Eucharist is offered at 7 a.m. in Thomsen Chapel, led by a member of the clergy, on the first and third Thursdays of the month only. On other Thursdays (second, fourth, and fifth Thursdays), online-only Morning Prayer will continue via Zoom.
Fellowship and a community breakfast follow the service.
On the second, fourth, and fifth Thursdays of the month only, Join using this Zoom link.
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS AT SAINT MARK'S
Click here for a complete list of liturgies and events at the cathedral during these holy seasons.
A service of prayer in the evening with music in the style of Taizé is offered at Saint Mark's on a quarterly basis. Learn more here.
2023 Taizé services:
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2023, 7 P.M.
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2023, 7 P.M.
TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2023, 7 P.M.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2023, 7 P.M.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2023, 7 P.M.
A note on the use of incense
The use of incense in worship is extremely ancient, practiced continually for thousands of years, back to the time of the Hebrew scriptures and beyond. However, we acknowledge that the smoke causes respiratory difficulty for some people, and its use can, in practice, cause some people to feel excluded from worship. We use all-natural incense at monthly Evensong services, the 11 a.m. Sunday service on major feast days (Easter, Pentecost, All Saint’s Day), 11 p.m. Christmas Eve, the Great Vigil of Easter (8:30 p.m.), and the "O" Antiphons service in early December (7 p.m.). Occasionally services including the participation of the Bishop will also use incense, at the Bishop's request. On most of these occasions there is an incense-free alternative service offered earlier the same day. All these services are live-streamed at saintmarks.org/livestream as well.