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.
ARE YOU A LIFELONG LEARNER?
Brain researchers tell us that our brains are more plastic than previously thought. Therefore it is important to keep them active all our lives. You can meet this goal as well as the goal of learning more about your religious tradition by participating in Adult Christian Education this fall.
The first step is to attend one of two meetings in Pastor Trish’s office, after coffee hour on June 17th or alternatively, on July 1st. Come prepared with a commitment to participate in at least one opportunity to learn in the fall.
Here is a list of potential offerings. Please feel free to add a suggestion of your own:
Episcopal Tradition 101: What is our history and theology? A 6-week class.
Bible 101: How was the Bible written? What does it contain? What does it not contain? How do Anglicans read the Bible?
A 6-week class.
Mary Magdalene: A Saint for the 21st Century
A 6-week book study and discussion.
Buddhist perspectives on being a Christian
A 6-week book study and discussion.
The Letters and Life of Paul:
A 12 week class and group discussion.
Questions? Contact Pastor Trish, firstname.lastname@example.org
Imago Dei presents...
Robert Amrhein & Elegy: American Nostalgia, July 1-August 15, 2018
Noted Bay Area artist Bob Amrhein will present a solo show of works combining noted Bay Area scenes in with a vintage Americana feel, vibrant colors, and a heartfelt look at older days. The show will run from July 1st until August 15th at the Imago Dei Gallery and Social Space at 1668 Bush Street. The Opening Champagne Reception will be July 7th from 6pm-9pm.
What's an artist to do in the shrinking cultural landscape of the Bay Area? We decided to answer that question by opening an art gallery in our city landmark, Trinity Church at 1668 Bush St., at the corner of Gough. Our mission is for artists to show their work and for the community to gather in support. Open since November of 2017, the long, high ceilinged gallery has exhibited the works of various local artists, including Pinole's Bob Amrhein, whose oil paintings can be seen now until August 15th in a show entitled Elegy: American Nostalgia.
The current show will be followed by an exhibition by four photographers next month, and then a group of artists during Open Studios in October. These artists include Wenda Pyman, Andrew Carson, Teresa Moore, Leon Sun and Richard Menendez. Each exhibition opens with a champagne reception and there is no cost to the artist or the public. Private gatherings in the space are also reservable.
The gallery's name, Imago Dei, refers to the idea that humankind is created in the image of the Creator. Therefore, human creativity can be understood as an expression of the divine. The gallery is part of the church's mission to support the Arts community in San Francisco. For more information and opening hours contact the church at email@example.com, (415) 775-1117.
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
POTLUCK - First Sunday of the Month
SUN 9:00 AM - Celtic Contemplative Eucharist
SUN 11:00 AM - Choral Eucharist
WEDS 7:30 PM - Taizé MUSIC Meditation
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!