Cathedral Day

The annual Cathedral Day Celebration will be held on April 28, 2018. Cathedral Day is a celebration of the community of the Diocese of Olympia.

Cathedral Day is a time for fun, fellowship, and an opportunity to see Saint Mark’s Cathedral in a new light. Plus, there’s something for everyone – no matter your age! Get an idea of what to expect by seeing last year’s schedule of activities, below. (Check this page for the updated schedule in Winter of 2018.)

9:30 a.m.  Confirmands meet with Bishop in Bloedel Hall
10:00 a.m.  Grand procession starts to line up
10:30 a.m.  Eucharist and Confirmation Service begins
Childcare available in St Nicholas; Kids Art Activity table will be open
12:00 p.m. Worship Service ends

12:05 p.m. Ceremonial Groundbreaking for Saint Mark’s construction on Front Patio

12:30 p.m. Food trucks begin serving
12:30-3:00 p.m. Games, info tables, tours and activities

• Nibbles Southwest Fusion
• Athena’s Greek Food
• Dirty Dog Hot Dog
• Mini the Dough-Nut


Timed Activities – all will take place in the Nave

1:00 p.m.  Tour of Cathedral and Chapels
1:30 p.m.  Tour and Demo of the Flentrop Organ
2:00 p.m.  Stump the Bishop and Clergy Game
2:30 p.m.  Paper Airplane Contest from Organ Loft
3:00 p.m.  Cathedral Day ends

Activities open throughout the afternoon
Minute-to-Win-It Games in Bloedel Hall
Front Sidewalk Limestone Slab signing
Art Activity Station in the Cathedral Nave
Scavenger Hunt
Selfie Station with Bishop
Face Painting
Seattle Service Corps
Flower Arranging in Thomsen Chapel
Cathedral Shop and Special Vendors in Leffler House

Info tables and displays

  • Mission to Seafarers
  • Diocesan Companion Committee for El Salvador
  • Cathedral Quilting Ministry
  • Cathedral Vestments Exhibit
  • Living Stones Capital Project
  • Cathedral Choir Camp