Following the latest guidance from the Governor, mask-wearing is now required for everyone (age 5+) while inside the cathedral building.
In-person worship on at the cathedral has resumed—including the Holy Eucharist every Sunday at 8, 9, & 11 a.m., and 7 p.m., and The Office of Compline, Sundays at 9:30.
Daily Evening Prayer meets in person in Thomsen Chapel on Tuesdays only, and remains online-only on Monday and Wednesday–Friday. The Wednesday 8:30 a.m. Service of Morning Prayer will remain online-only at this time. The Thursday 7 a.m. service will occur in person in Thomsen Chapel on the first and third Thursdays of the month only, and remain online-only on the second, fourth, and fifth Thursdays. Find more information and Zoom links here.
During the Advent and Christmas seasons, the five largest liturgies— namely The “O” Antiphons Liturgy, Pageant of the Nativity, and the three Christmas Eve services—will require pre-registration, and will follow King County guidelines for large indoor events—proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test will be required for admission for those 12 and older. See details here.
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, OCTOBER–JUNE, 4:30 P.M.
Choral Evensong will resume on October 3, 2021.
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. 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.
Daily Evening Prayer is offered each weekday, Monday through Friday, at 6:30 p.m.
Beginning Tuesday, August 3, 2021, the service will be offered in person in Thomsen Chapel on Tuesdays only.
Monday and Wednesday–Friday the service will remain online-only via Zoom. Join the online service using this Zoom link.
On the first and third Thursday of each month, a service of Holy Eucharist is offered in person in Thomsen Chapel, followed by a community breakfast.
On the second, fourth, and fifth Thursdays, an online-only service of Morning Prayer is offered via Zoom. On those Thursdays only, join using this Zoom link.
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 hypo-allergenic incense only 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.). For each of these there is an incense-free alternative service offered earlier the same day (with the exception of the Easter Vigil and "O" Antiphons service). All these services are live-streamed at saintmarks.org/livestream as well.