1620 Gough STREET (AT Bush) SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109 — TEL. (415) 775-1117
"Experience a vibrant, welcoming and diverse, Christ-centered spiritual community, drawn together by the power of the Holy Spirit and by our passion to serve. You are invited to join us as we seek an ever deeper connection to God, to creation, and to one another."
Welcome to Trinity+St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Trinity+St. Peter's is a church in the Episcopal tradition in the Diocese of California. It's foundation in 1849 makes it the oldest Episcopal Church on the West Coast. The current building was erected on the corner of Bush and Gough Streets in San Francisco in 1893. The building, designed by A. Page Brown in the Norman style and built of Colusa sandstone, was modeled on Durham Cathedral. It survived the 1906 Earthquake and Fire without damage.
While the main sanctuary is awaiting seismic renovations, St. Peter's Hall is our newly recovered worship space. The lovely chapel was discovered underneath the scaffolding and materials left behind by a theater that once occupied the space. St. Peter's Hall is adjacent to the main sanctuary, where the E.M. Skinner organ is still played for worship and for concerts.
Come and join us for lively worship, beautiful music, and a warm and embracing community.
RSVP to be a part of the creation of the Trinity Center for the Arts!
Tuesday, May 9th @ 3pm
In just two weeks we will gather to discuss this future Arts Venue in Lower Pac Heights.
Neighbors, journalists, elected & appointed officials, nonprofits, and businesses! The people of Trinity-St. Peter's are looking to open its doors for multifaceted arts use. They see the struggle of artists in the Bay Area to access adequate space. Seeing this problem, Trinity-St. Peter's has already begun the process of transforming their building to include the arts.
- Live in the Bay Area?
- Know that artists struggle to find creative homes?
- Want to see a place like Trinity-St. Peter's link itself with artists?
- Care about the future of arts in the Bay Area?
Then don't miss this opportunity to see a new cultural space emerge and develop at Trinity-St. Peter's and be a part of this new vision. The people at Trinity-St. Peter's are looking forward to seeing you in their space and artists creating their work. This event will be hosted by Trinity-St. Peter's and facilitated in partnership with Partners for Sacred Places through our National Fund for Sacred Places program.
This event will include:
- A tour of the full space
- An introduction to Trinity-St. Peter's arts-based vision
- A chance to share your hopes as to what the Center should include
RSVPs are appreciated. Light refreshments will be served.
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, May 9th at 3pm!
CELEBRATE YOUR WEDDING
Our beautiful chapel is open for weddings and is the perfect venue for gatherings of 40-75 people. Call the office for more information: 415-775-1117
Trinity was the first Episcopal church in San Francisco to celebrate same-sex unions. Now the Episcopal Church USA has extended the sacrament of marriage to same-gender couples! Make your reservation today.
Priest-in-Charge: The Rev. Patricia Cunningham
Pastor Trish was born in Vancouver, Canada, and grew up in Southern California, Sydney Australia and England. Several transcendental experiences as a child set her on the spiritual path. The first was a direct experience of God's presence while sitting on a swing in a school playground, the second was an invitation to receive God's love, through a neighborhood Bible study for children and the third was the relationship with a very frail and elderly nun at Loreto Convent, who embodied fierce love and deep peace.
Trish attended the University of Bristol, Kings College, London and the University of British Columbia. She holds master's degrees from Emory University, the London School of Economics and Yale Divinity School. Special ministry interests include youth and young adult ministry. She is the spouse of David, a recovering corporate executive and instructor at Cal Berkeley, International Program. They are the parents of 4 member of the Millennial generation, and 2 dogs. Trish's interests include walking the dogs, reading, British television, swimming, theatre, and golf.
Favorite non-biblical quote: " The line between good and evil runs directly through the human heart." Alexandr Solzenitzin.
Good news!! We were selected by national fund!!
[Episcopal News Service | November 2] With aging churches throughout the nation facing decay and physical distress, Partners for Sacred Places and the National Trust for Historic Preservation announce an unprecedented $14 million National Fund for SacredPlaces to assist churches in need of repair and restoration. Two Episcopal churches, Christ Church in Philadelphia and Trinity-St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in San Francisco, are among the first 14 recipients.
The Rev. Patricia Cunningham, priest-in-charge of Trinity + St. Peter's, San Francisco, tells DioCal News: "The selection of Trinity-St. Peter's as a participant in this national campaign to preserve landmark sacred spaces is a testimony to the importance of the church to the history and cultural fabric of San Francisco. We invite all to join us in making this gorgeous space a vibrant center for the arts and spirituality."
Founded in 1849, Trinity Episcopal Church, designed by the architect of the ferry building, is the mother-church of Protestant Christianity in the western United States. The exquisite sanctuary features glorious stained glass, a masterpiece 1926 Skinner organ and treasures from the 1915 Exposition. We are SF Landmark #65.
ToGETHER WE Can open THE RED DOORS again
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HAPPENINGS AT TRINITY+ST. PETER'S
Sensitively accompanied on the piano by Robert Gurney, soprano Sandy Kameron infuses the sacred candlelit space with haunting and prayerful Taizé melodies, beautiful yet powerful in their simplicity.
To inspire reﬂection during this intimate one-hour oasis of calm at midweek, readings are offered from carefully selected sacred and secular writings. Following a time for silent meditation, there is an invitation to light candles as prayer. Do you prefer ‘Taizen’? We invite you to bring your favorite zafu pillow for the ﬂoor.
Now in it’s seventeenth year, Trinity†St. Peter’s Taizé Service has become a community treasure. Visit and experience it for yourself. Wednesdays at 7:30PM.
EXPANDING OUR UNDERSTANDING
A service of Celtic prayers, readings and reflection, Holy Communion and prayers for healing takes place each week in the chapel. The Celtic tradition developed independently of Roman Catholicism in the British Isles. Today we incorporate neo-Celtic elements such as understanding nature as a source of divine revelation and the immediate presence of Christ with us, among us and in one another. The service lasts for about 45 minutes. Sundays at 9:00AM.
Our ministry among the un-housed of San Francisco includes providing hospitality once a month to those who attend Open Cathedral worship at UN Plaza and leading worship at the Church of the Open Door on the first Thursday of every month. Contact the clergy if you are interested in volunteering!
Young Adults, House Church
Now meets at a new time.
Come join us, make friends and gain inspiration! First Sunday 5:00PM to 7:00PM
What treasure have you stored?
Do you invest in your relationship with Christ and others?
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Services & Events
Good Friday 7:00 PM _ Seven Last Words Service
Easter Sunday 11:00 AM - Choral Eucharist
POTLUCK - First Sunday of the Month
SUN 9:00 AM - Celtic Service
SUN 11:00 AM - Choral Eucharist
WEDS 7:30 PM - Taizé MUSIC Meditation
YOUNG ADULT HOUSE CHURCH 5:00PM - 7:00PM
(First Sunday of the Month)
5th Annual Report
We warmly welcome the world-renowned vocal ensemble, Chanticleer, and the New Century Chamber Orchestra to Trinity+St. Peter's! We have also begun to renovate and repurpose our properties in the Outer Richmond.
"We currently worship in St. Peter's Hall on Sunday mornings as we await the completion of our seismic retrofit. You will find a warm welcome, beautiful worship and what I hope is a sermon to help you connect the Scriptures with real life. Join us to be spiritually fed and become part of a loving, diverse community."
~ Pastor Trish