First of all you'll be welcomed! At St. Paul's we believe there are no visitors, but rather all who join us for worship are full members of our spiritual family from the moment you enter our sacred space.
Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.
A Sacred Space
As you enter, you will notice an atmosphere of worship and reverence. Our gothic architecture and stained glass windows contribute to a sense of ancient tradition while your eye is carried to the altar and to the cross, taking our thoughts to Christ and to God whose house the Cathedral is. On the altar there are candles to remind us that Christ is the "Light of the world'' (John 8:12) and at the base of the pulpit, flowers, to beautify God's house and to recall the resurrection of Jesus.
As you enter, an usher will greet you and hand you a service bulletin from which you will be able to fully follow and participate in the service, regardless of your familiarity with Catholic or Episcopal worship traditions. The ushers may also escort you to a pew and answer any questions you might have about the service.
While our worship and music reflects the rhythms of the ancient church, the message from the pulpit reveals a living, breathing, dynamic body. The Cathedral stands as a place that celebrates great diversity and embraces the critical issues of our time, issues that affect all of us and either threaten or affirm who we are as God's people.
The Cathedral features one of the renowned adult choirs in San Diego as well as separate boys and girls choirs. Our Great Organ traces its roots to the very first pipe organ in San Diego. In addition, the Cathedral is frequent host to many concerts and performances throughout the year due to its excellent acoustics.
If you are new to St. Paul's or an out-of-town visitor, please stop by our Welcome Table in the courtyard facing 5th Avenue. You will find the table staffed by friendly greeters who can answer your questions, show you around and introduce you our clergy and staff.
If you have any questions, please contact Canon Chris Harris, Canon for Congregational Development at 619-298-7261 x334 or email@example.com