Classes for Adults

Education and exploration are part of our mission and we offer a range of classes throughout the year. Take a class or attend a lecture or program with our diverse, open-minded community and see where it takes you!

Other opportunities include our Forum lecture series and thought-provoking sermons by our clergy and guest preachers, also available as podcasts on iTunes.

Our calendar page shows current offerings: book studies, spiritual practices, and preparation for baptism, confirmation or reception in the Episcopal Church.

Inhabiting Grace: Becoming a Christian at Grace Cathedral

Sundays, September 22 – October 27, November 10 • 9:30 a.m.
Inhabiting Grace introduces a way of life that is spiritual, practical, reasonable, mystical and in service to the community and world. Come to deepen your faith, or to prepare for adult baptism or confirmation. Contact the Rev. Kristin Saylor at Note there will no classes on Palm Sunday, April 14 or Easter Sunday, April 21.

Human Rights in Christian Perspective

Saturday, July 27 • 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Co-presented with St. Mary the Virgin, this flexible, interactive one-day workshop offers insight into human rights from theological, spiritual, historical, and legal perspectives. This course is designed to introduce participants to the concept of human rights and the rich support it finds in the Christian tradition. This program includes an introduction to the international law and institutions that serve as safeguards to universal human rights and includes tools and opportunities for putting understanding into action by upholding human rights in our own neighborhoods and beyond.

What Do We Believe Anyway?

Sundays, July 7 – 28 • 9:30 a.m.
Bookmark this series taught by the Rev. Canon Dr. Ellen Clark-King, Canon Jeffrey Hookom and the Rev. Kristin Saylor! We will delve into our core beliefs through the lens of the Nicene Creed. Our first class in the Creed teaching series on July 7th will be taught by Dr. Scott MacDougall, Assistant Professor of Theology at CDSP.

Education for Ministry (EfM) Summer Book Discussion: Amy Jill Levine’s Short Stories by Jesus

Wednesdays, July 10 – August 14 • 6:30 – 9 p.m.
A Summer Series designed both as a stand-alone exploration of the book and as an introduction to EfM.  The parables Jesus told are both illuminating and confusing, often seeming to send paradoxical messages, and yet are our best window to his thinking. We will explore these short stories through the eyes of Jewish scholar Amy-Jill Levine. Join us if the book interests you, even if you have no interest in EfM. For more information, contact Roberta Sautter.

Bible Study

Thursdays 10 a.m.
All are welcome at this weekly, clergy and staff-led Bible Study.

Education for Ministry (EfM)

EfM is an education program covering the Old Testament, New Testament, church history and theology. New Education for Ministry groups start each September, with registration in July. The course is limited to 12 people each year. Spaces are still available for the current EfM session, which is held each Thursday until June with the exception of holidays. To register for this session, email Roberta Sautter at To learn more about Education for Ministry at Grace Cathedral, contact us or download a brochure.

Contact Information

Telephone: (415) 749-6300


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