New to Grace?

Thank you for your interest in Grace Cathedral. There are several things we want to tell you about Grace but the most important is that you are welcome here.


Grace Cathedral is an Episcopal church and the 3rd largest Episcopal cathedral in the United States.

A cathedral is traditionally “the seat of a bishop,” and our bishop is Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of California. Cathedrals are led by deans, and ours is Malcolm Clemens Young.

Grace Cathedral is a house of prayer for all people.  It is a spiritual crossroads in  one of the world’s most dynamic and beautiful cities. It is a renowned landmark, visitor destination and a regional magnet where diverse people come to celebrate, find solace, peace and quiet, connect with others, serve and be served and learn. It is also home to a loving congregation of about 500 households. Just like our visitors, our congregation includes families and singles, children and seniors, and a diversity of ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, interests and backgrounds as wide as the world itself.

We have beautiful worship services every day of the week, and everyone is welcome.

The cathedral is famed as a destination for visitors from all over the world who come to see its striking architecture, stunning stained glass, two labyrinths, Interfaith AIDS Chapel and other treasures. Learn everything you need for planning your visit here.

Check out our calendar to see the delightful assortment of concerts, lectures, art exhibits and more that we offer – many of them free! – and sign up for our events e-newsletter.

We are humbly thankful that Grace Cathedral has worked for social justice. In the 1930s, we supported labor rights, in the 1950s and 1960s, civil rights, in the 1970s, women’s rights. In the 1980s and 1990s, the cathedral was at the forefront of serving our brothers and sisters impacted by HIV/AIDS.  Everyone is welcome to volunteer with us.

Hundreds of people gather on Tuesday nights to practice yoga in the cathedral.  We’d love to have you join us, and please sign up for our yoga e-newsletter.

And if you come to the cathedral simply to enjoy our beautiful, peaceful environment, please know that we consider everyone who walks through our doors our brother or sister and a member of our community.

Thank you again for your interest in the cathedral. There are many ways your beliefs, interests, talents, experience, and passions can  intersect with the vision, needs, and mission of the cathedral, the congregation and the city we call home. Please know that no matter how you choose to experience the cathedral, this is your home if you want it to be.


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