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, the building also serves to provide space for musicians and artists to dazzle the local community.
The main sanctuary is an acoustic and architectural marvel and our worship on Sunday mornings reflects the glory of the space! 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.
IMAGO GALLERY PRESENTS: OCT 1 through Oct 31 — Wir, nicht Wir | We, not Us
RECEPTION for a solo exhibition by Josef Wilhelm "Jupp" Soeteber. "We, not Us" explores the disconnect Americans sometimes feel with the land of their ancestors: from immigrants themselves, to descendants several generations removed.
20 abstract works each with accompanying notepads for viewers to write their own thoughts and feelings about the concepts of home, family, and what we owe, if anything, to the struggles of our fore-bearers overcame that brought us all here to this place at this time. These messages will recorded online and then stored on the back of the canvas itself as part of the piece."
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.
Make your reservation today. Call the Trinity†St. Peter's office for more information: 415-775-1117 and check out our Wedding Registration Guide!
Services & Events This Week
SUN 11:00 AM Choral Eucharist
Welcome Coffee Hour immediately following the service
WED 7:30 PM Taizé MUSIC Meditation
HAPPENINGS AT TRINITY+ST. PETER'S
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.
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!