The gradual resumption of in-person worship at the cathedral is now underway.
The 11 a.m. Sunday morning service of Holy Eucharist now includes a limited congregation of pre-registered worshippers. Read about plans for reopening and learn how to register to attend in person here.
As the situation allows, total in-person attendance will increase, and additional service will be added. Morning and Evening Prayer will remain online-only for the time being. The Office of Compline will be broadcast live on KING-FM 98.1 and livestreamed, but will remain closed to the public until further notice.
11 a.m. Sunday morning is the principal service at Saint Mark's.
To attend in person, you must register in advance using a link found on this page. In-person numbers will be limited at first. Registration opens six days before each service.
The 11 a.m. service will continue to be livestreamed indefinitely.
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 livestream page to view video of recent services, and check out recent service leaflets to learn more about the liturgy.
FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, OCTOBER–JUNE, 4:30 P.M.
In order to allow a larger choir to offer this service, Evensong will remain livestream-only for the time being, even as other services open to in-person worshippers.
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 is sung by a small group of musicians, safely distanced. Visit the Evensong page to learn more and to watch video of recent services.
9:30 P.M. IN THE CATHEDRAL NAVE, broadcast live on KING 98.1 FM, and offered as a podcast
Due to the unique nature of the Compline congregation, this service will remain closed to the public until a later date. Join via broadcast, livestream, or podcast.
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.
Beginning on February 24, Saint Mark's will offer an additional service of Morning Prayer each week. The service will be offered at 8:30 a.m. on February 24, and every Wednesday thereafter.
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.