Saint John’s Cathedral is a progressive Christian community in the Anglican Catholic tradition. Our mission is "to know Christ and to make Christ known" in worship, formation, community, and service. We welcome all into a deeper spirituality and relationship with God in our rich Anglican tradition. Following the ancient custom of cathedrals, Saint John’s strives to provide leadership and resources to our city and to the wider Church. Our foundation is the Christian faith as the Episcopal Church has received it, and we live in the creative life that is built on the relationship between the Scriptures, tradition, and reason. We are a diverse, energetic congregation, with members of all ages who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and strive to be an inclusive parish centered on a common faith. In addition to a strong Sunday program of worship and formation, our community gathers on Wednesday evenings for Cathedral Nite for a sung Eucharist, dinner, formation groups, and ending with Compline and Benediction by candlelight. 

Wherever you are in your journey of faith, there is a place for you at Saint John's Cathedral. If you would like to spend some quiet time with God, we welcome you. If you want to dive right into the life of a busy church, we can help you find ways to connect with other people and deepen your faith.

If you have been away from the Church and want to give it another try because of an important event in your life, such as an upcoming wedding, or a baby on the way, or some other reason, we can help.

We believe God is calling each of us into relationship with God and with each other.

We are a community of communities, a large congregation with a place for everyone. We include children and youth in all aspects of our Cathedral life. We care for one another and reach out to those in need. We are a place for questions and rediscovery, stillness and growth. We are welcoming and inclusive of all.

We invite you to get to know us better by exploring this web site, by signing up for our e-newsletter, and by joining us for worship or one of our many musical, educational, spiritual, or outreach opportunities.

Come and see how we are living our mission "to know Christ and to make Christ known."


History

Before Colorado became a state or even a territory, before the City of Denver was incorporated, our congregation was founded during the Colorado gold rush as Saint John's Church in the Wilderness. Today Saint John's remains a vibrant congregation rooted in our history and continues its tradition of living on the frontier.

We are the Cathedral Church of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado. As a Cathedral, Saint John's is the seat of the Bishop of Colorado. The Cathedral is also a church for the City of Denver, a home for Episcopalians throughout the state, a leading congregation of the Episcopal Church and an active participant in the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Progressive Christian Alliance of Colorado

Saint John's Cathedral is a charter member of the Progressive Christian Alliance of Colorado (PCAC), an affiliation of Front Range churches who practice an open and loving message of Christ. The PCAC is an education-oriented group with no political affiliations whatsoever and now encompasses 26 religious organizations across six different Christian faiths. For more information and a calendar of upcoming events, please visit the Progressive Christian Alliance of Colorado website.

Connect with Us

Here are some ways for you to connect:

1) Join us for worship on Sundays or weekdays.
Service Schedule >

2) Fill out a Welcome Card in your pew and leave it with a staff member or volunteer.

3) Take a tour of the Cathedral.
Meet in the back of the church following the 11:15 am service for a tour of our historic building.

4) Check our communications.
Sign up for The Voice eNewsletter or read our monthly printed newsletter, The Open Door.

5) Attend a Welcome Gathering.
If you are new to Saint John’s or simply want to reacquaint yourself with the wonderful ministry going on all around, plan to join us for a light hors d'oeuvre and refreshment reception. Connect to Saint John’s at this welcoming event with clergy, staff, and other newcomers. The Nursery is open for children of all ages. More Welcome Gathering Information >

6) Talk to one of our clergy or other staff.
We would be delighted to talk with you about opportunities for involvement at Saint John's. Clergy and Staff Information >

Mission Statement & Core Values

Saint John's Cathedral is welcoming and inclusive of all. Our mission is to know Christ and make Christ known.

Vision Statement

Saint John's Cathedral is a vibrant, growing, diverse spiritual community, a house of prayer and worship for all, where seekers are nurtured and transformed by God's love and led to reach out in service to others.

Core Values

Welcoming...to open our doors to all and invite others to join in our Eucharistic community as living witnesses to the good news of God in Christ.

Serving...to put our faith into action by ministering to the needs of the sick, the bereaved, the poor, the homeless, and those most in need in our community.

Celebrating...to celebrate our love of God joyously in worship, music, and art in the Anglican tradition.

Nurturing...to be a community where children, youth, and adults know each other by name and are supported through education, fellowship, and pastoral care.

Giving...to be faithful stewards of our Cathedral both now and for generations to come through gifts of our time and treasure.

Respecting...to honor the dignity of all persons and embrace diversity as essential to the body of Christ.

Reconciling...to seek common ground with each other and with those of other faiths and work toward a society of justice where God's love is reflected in the healing and restoring of relationships.

1350 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80203