Worship is at the heart of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter.
God brings us together, prayer centers us, and worship reminds us that we are God’s beloved.
Worship is an open invitation to all to explore the unique call from Jesus to come and follow him.
The Cathedral offers three distinct opportunities to gather for worship over the weekend and additional services during the week.
5:00 pm Rite II Eucharist
A consistent community gathers on Saturday afternoons for a simple but engaging liturgy, featuring Holy Communion and a homily. Whether you are a regular on Saturdays or choose to attend because your Sunday morning is busy, this service offers an opportunity to connect with God and others in community.
8:00 am Rite I Eucharist
This more intimate service meets in St. Mary’s Chapel for traditional Episcopal liturgy without music. This simple service uses the traditional language from Rite I (thee/thou) from the Book of Common Prayer. It typically lasts for 45 minutes.
10:15 am Rite II Eucharist
This is the Cathedral’s largest service and offers the fullness of Episcopal liturgy and music with the Cathedral Choir, organ, and robust congregational hymns as well as more modern language of Rite II. This is an easily accessible service for those new to the Episcopal tradition and is welcoming to families. Nursery care is also available during this service for babies through age 4, as well as Children’s Chapel for ages 4-7, and Middler Chapel for ages 8-11.
Monday-Friday at 12:05 pm
Holy Eucharist is celebrated to help us keep Christ at the center of our lives all week long. Rite II is used to guide worshipers through scripture readings, prayers, and a brief homily. The service typically lasts under 30 minutes.
On Wednesdays, prayers for healing, laying on of hands, and anointing are incorporated into Holy Eucharist.
Sung Compline + Choral Evensong
2nd Sundays at 8:00 pm (September - March, excluding December)
With a candlelit church and a quartet of our Cathedral staff singers, and in heartfelt prayer, we offer thanks to God in the stillness for the blessings of the day. The service lasts about half an hour. Its emphasis on rest, spiritual peace, and contemplation makes this an ideal service for the end of one busy week before the next one starts.
4th Sundays at 5:00 pm (September - April)
These services of sung Evening Prayer, as outlined in the Book of Common Prayer, are performed by the Cathedral Chamber Choir. Evensong is part of an ancient tradition in the Anglican church. Primarily sung by the choir, Evensong offers time for reflections and centering. It is also an opportunity for music lovers to hear complex and unique musical works in a beautiful setting. An organ prelude is at 4:45 pm with Evensong at 5:00 pm. A freewill offering is taken and a reception follows the service. Click here for more information about the most current Evensong.