Grace Cathedral strives to be a community of joy, courage and wonder, online and in-person. A phased regathering for in-person worship and events is underway. Please refer to the chart below which details the current options available for all to experience. Proof of vaccination for anyone age 12 and above is required. Please refer to the Proof of Vaccination section for more details.
Visit the calendar for the latest list of events and links for registration to join.
Last updated on 1/24/2021.
What does Grace Cathedral offer in person now?
- Columbarium committals, with up to 4 people in the columbarium room during committal and 8 people in the gallery.
- Funerals, with up to 70 attendees in the Chapel of Grace.
- Weddings, with the couple and up 50 in the Chapel of Grace, up to 250 attendees in the Nave.
When will Grace Cathedral begin regathering for indoor services?
Grace Cathedral will focus on a phased regathering of Sunday and weekly services.
|Time||Name of Service||Current Experience Offering||Additional Info|
|8:30 am||Holy Eucharist with Hymns||In-Person only||Proof of Vaccination and masks are required.|
|11 am||Choral Eucharist||In-Person and Livestream||Proof of Vaccination and masks are required.|
|11 am||Children, Youth and Family Ministry||In-Person, rotating locations. Please email Steph||Please refer to the CYF page on our website for the latest experience offering information.|
|6 pm||Vesper Light: Eucharist on the Labyrinth||In-Person and Zoom||Proof of Vaccination and masks are required.|
|Time||Name of Service||Current Experience Offering||Other Info|
|9 am M – F||Morning Prayer||Zoom only|
|5:30 pm Tuesday||Evening Prayer||Zoom only|
|12 pm Wednesday||Midday Eucharist||In-Person||Proof of Vaccination and masks are required.|
|6:30 pm Wednesday||The Vine||In-Person||Proof of Vaccination and masks are required.|
|6:15 pm Wednesday||Education for Ministry (EfM) Summer Series||Zoom only||For more information, and to register, email Roberta Sautter|
|11 am Thursday||Thursday Morning Bible Study||Zoom only|
|5:30 pm Thursday||Choral Evensong||In-Person||Proof of Vaccination and masks are required.|
Proof of vaccinations
Following the guidance of local public health officials and our Bishop, we will be requiring that everyone 12 years and above will need to show proof of vaccination before entry into Grace Cathedral.
If you are unable to provide proof in advance, please be prepared to present any of the following prior to entry into Grace Cathedral:
- Vaccination record card from the CDC
- Image of the card, if you have a picture on your phone
- Digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of CA.
- Digital COVID-19 vaccine record from any of these approved companies: Clear HealthPass, CommonPass and VaxYes
What precautions will you take?
- Proof of vaccination is required for in-person events and services.
- Pre-register service attendees is recommended. We will also capture contact info from walk ins in order to support contact tracing should that be necessary
- Ensure separate entrance and exit routes
- Health screening questions posted
- Hand sanitizers available on site
- Ensure that everyone is masked while indoors
- Ensure that attendees are seated with and maintain 6-feet of distance from other households
- Encourage people to socialize outside
- Fully vaccinated clergy and lay leaders may remove their masks while speaking or singing and socially distant, following new, local guidance
What about other church activities, like coffee hour, service projects or formation programs?
A phased regathering for other church activities and events are underway.
|Church Activities and Some Events||Current Experience Offering||Other Information|
|Yoga on the Labyrinth at Grace Cathedral – Tuesdays 6:15 pm (doors open by 5:30 pm)||In-Person||Registration and Proof of Vaccination are required, space is limited to 250, masks and social distance required and no yoga mat rentals.|
|Organ Recital||In-Person and Livestream||Registration is required, masks are required.|
|Forum – Mondays 6 pm||Zoom only|
|Labyrinth Walk – 2nd Friday of Month – Indoor||In-Person||Registration is required, masks are required.|
|Coffee Hour after 8 am and 11 am service||In-Person||Simple treats will be served (cookies, etc.)|
|Sound Bath||In-Person and Live Stream||Registration is required, space is limited to 250, masks and social distance are required.|
When will I be able to volunteer in worship again?
As we regather, the number of vested ministers serving in worship will be comparatively small, to allow for social distancing. Watch our weekly Congregation Update email, Light and Peace, and listen for announcements about volunteer opportunities.
How does Grace Cathedral make decisions on opening?
Grace Cathedral looks to the San Francisco Department of Public Health and partner agencies for general guidance for houses of worship and schools. That guidance is then interpreted and tailored for Episcopal churches by our bishop and the diocesan COVID Response Team.
Grace Cathedral’s Regathering Team meets regularly to plan our next steps, and coordinate efforts with our two onsite schools.
What can I expect from Grace?
- Well prepared staff, volunteers and facilities for each phase of regathering.
- Following the science and taking all reasonable precautions to safeguard the community.
- Communications on this webpage, in verbal announcements at services and with additional context in our weekly Congregation Update.
What can I do in the meantime? How can I be part of the church?
- Get vaccinated when you have the opportunity, and if recommended by your doctor.
- If you are eligible, get a booster shot as soon as possible.
- Wear a well-fitting mask, practice social distancing, avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and wash your hands frequently.
- Do your best self-care. Focus on quality rest, nutrition and interpersonal connection. Move regularly and take breaks when you can.
- Pray with us. The cathedral prays six days per week as a community, including your prayer requests.
- Ask for help. If you need personal prayer or counsel, contact the staff clergy.
- Stay connected. Whether at Bible Study or Book Group, or through the congregation phone tree plan, Homebound, But Not Alone, for real-time interaction with your fellow congregants.
- Support those who are more vulnerable than you. Deliver groceries, make masks or just check in on someone you know is struggling.
- Watch the Congregation Update for ways to advocate for our vulnerable neighbors.
We thank you for your continued support and participation in the Grace community during these times. Grace thrives because of all the people involved and we couldn’t be more thankful to serve.