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.
The congregations of Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church merged 2014 to become Trinity+St. Peter’s. The congregation’s new energy and momentum and their careful stewardship of the building have paved the way to take the church’s dedication to music and the arts into the 21st century. While members of Trinity+St. Peter’s serve those outside of the church with ministries in support of Open Cathedral, Next Door Shelter, and Street Soccer, we hope the building will one day serve to provide space for musicians and artists to dazzle the local community.
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.
The Organ was completed in 1924 and is one of only two organs in the city built by EM Skinner, famed American pipe organ builder of the early 20th century. His other pipe organ is in the Legion of Honor. The Trinity Skinner has been recognized by the Organ Historical Society as having “exceptional historic merit.”
Come and join us for lively worship, beautiful music, and a warm and embracing community.
Services & Events
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)
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
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!