About Saint Mark’s

We invite people of all faiths and cultures to share this house of prayer. We are inspired by the light of Christ and are fed by the deep springs of the Spirit. We seek to be transformed by love and to share this love generously with others. We serve the poor and those in need, we engage in the work of justice at home and abroad, and we seek to be good stewards of the earth.

Who we are

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral strives to be: a house of prayer for all people, where we worship God and proclaim the reconciling Gospel of Jesus Christ; a loving, welcoming, inclusive community that nurtures faith, encourages service, and integrates social and environmental justice into our lives; a sacred gathering place for the Diocese of Olympia and the broader community in times of crisis, sorrow, and celebration.

Saint Mark’s is a cathedral in the Episcopal Church, and serves as the seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of Olympia.

What we do

Our spiritual practices include

Our guiding principles

Welcome—We invite people of all faiths and cultures to share this house of prayer.
Inspire—We are inspired by the light of Christ and are fed by the deep springs of the Spirit.
Transform—We seek to be transformed by love and to share this love generously with others.
Serve—We serve the poor and those in need, we engage in the work of justice at home and
abroad, and we seek to be good stewards of the earth.

Where we’re headed

To read more about the strategic direction Saint Mark’s is taking, you can read our 2017-2019 Strategic Vision (PDF).

Got questions?

What is a cathedral? Why is it “my” cathedral? Where does the Bishop worship? What is a dean, a rector?

Watch this video and hear as the Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel, and the Cathedral Dean and Rector, the Very Rev. Steve Thomason, explain these things and more.