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.
The main sanctuary is now re-opened and our worship on Sunday mornings has now started in the main church! St. Peter's Hall, our recently recovered chapel space, is suitable for small intimate services or weddings up to 75 people. 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 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.
Our Main Sanctuary is Re-opened!
Come and experience:
- worship in an atmosphere that is expansive, yet intimate
- music that evokes transcendence
- liturgy that, like Trinity†St. Peter’s congregation, is rooted in history yet relevant to the present
Worship in the beauty of holiness:
Come home to Trinity Church.
Sunday mornings and Easter (April 1st):
Celtic Prayer Service at 9:00
Holy Eucharist with choir at 11:00
Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM:
Contemplative candlelight Taizé Meditation with music
2018 Annual Report
Our main sanctuary is open for weddings and is the perfect venue for gatherings of up to 450 people. St. Mary's Chapel along with St. Peter's Hall provide both a wedding venue (max 75) and a reception space.
Trinity was the first Episcopal church in San Francisco to celebrate same-sex unions. The Episcopal Church USA has likewise extended the sacrament of marriage to same-gender couples in accordance with marriage equality.
Trinity+St. Peter’s makes no distinction between of couples of one religious tradition or another (or none), and no distinction based on the gender of the couple involved. We support marriage equality and hope that our sanctuary will be a place filled with the celebration of love. Whoever you are, you are welcome to celebrate your marriage here.
ake your reservation today. Call the Trinity†St. Peter's office for more information: 415-775-1117 and check out our Wedding Registration Guide!
HOUSE CHURCH IS BACK!
Young adults, ( 22-35) are invited to the new rectory every other Sunday evening, 5-7pm, for food, fun and fellowship! We will begin with some reflections on how Jesus can be the compass for our lives, share a meal of vegetarian chili and make plans for the coming year.
Come to be inspired, to make new friends and to be part of a community that prays, plays and serves together!
Taizé Mass on Sundays at 9:00 AM
Trinity†St. Peter's will offer a Taizé style Mass. Simple chants, moments of silence, the the Eucharistic Mystery will offer a peaceful and transcendent way to celebrate your Sunday morning. To read more about the new service, visit our Taizé page.
Services & Events
POTLUCK - First Sunday of the Month
SUN 9:00 AM - Celtic Prayer Service
SUN 11:00 AM - Choral Eucharist
WEDS 7:30 PM - Taizé MUSIC Meditation
YOUNG ADULT HOUSE CHURCH
Every other Sunday Evening
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Vicar: 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.
Associate Priest: The Rev. Molly Elizabeth Haws
The Rev. Molly Elizabeth Haws was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, the youngest of five children and the only person in her family to come into the world north of the Mason-Dixon line. When she was three years old her family returned to Texas, where she grew up and attended the University in Austin, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Theatre.
In 1987 she moved to Washington, D.C., where she pursued theatre while working as a Floor Supervisor at Capitol Children's Museum, a Scientific Typist at the University of Maryland, and as Administrative Assistant to the Head of Academic Programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library. She moved to Education Programs at the Folger in 1992, where she had the privilege of working with teachers and students from D.C. public and independent schools as well as actors, scholars, and master teachers from all over the country.
Molly left the Folger and began working as a theatrical stage manager, becoming a member of Actors' Equity Association in 1998. As much as she loved her work in theatre, the call to ordained ministry persisted. She and her wife, Liza, packed up and moved across the country when Molly was accepted to Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and she was ordained to the priesthood in December 2010.
HAPPENINGS AT TRINITY+ST. PETER'S
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!