Cathedral in The News

St. Paul's clergy and congregation celebrated the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday with a procession led by dancers, drums, and palms to celebrate the beginning of Holy Week. (2018)


St. Paul’s hosted a special Mayor’s Summit about homelessness and the LGBT Community on March 5, 2018. The mayor’s office invited the interfaith community to learn about the Interfaith Shelter Network, with a view to expanding host sites, especially those that welcome LGBTQ guests. (2018)


St. Paul's sent 41 people into the streets on Ash Wednesday, February 14, to give "Ashes To Go" to people in 13 locations around San Diego. (2018)


St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral hosted a press conference where interfaith leaders responded to the white supremacy activity that recently occurred in Charlottesville. (2017)


To kick off the weekend of San Diego Pride festivities, the Cathedral held an interfaith service and then lit up the outside of the building in rainbow colors. Parishioners of the Cathedral and other Diocese churches also participated in the parade, which was followed by a party at the Cathedral. (2017)

  • TV coverage | July 13 and 14: KUSI, CBS8, and Fox 5 covered the Interfaith Light the Cathedral for Pride celebration, and KUSI covered it on the morning news the next day.


Thousands of people in dozens of cities around the country held rallies on June 11 as part of the Equality March for Unity and Pride, including in San Diego where more than 5,000 people participated. St. Paul's led a procession to the start of the march, where Dean Penny blessed the marchers. (2017)


A profile of Dean Penny (2017)


About 80 people gathered near the San Ysidro border crossing to send a message to Trump administration officials visiting San Diego about the needs of border communities. (2017)


On Ash Wednesday, St. Paul's took the ancient tradition of ashes to the people. (2017)


The Cathedral's participation in Showers of Blessings was covered as part of a story about Uptown Community Services in the San Diego Union Tribune. (2017)


Dean Penny and Father Jeff attended a news conference at City Hall with a number of local faith leaders from various traditions, presenting a letter signed by 96 local religious leaders to the Mayor and city council. The letter states that religious leaders stand together in this divided time and are concerned that San Diego’s leaders treat all people with compassion and respect. Dean Penny MC’d the event, and Bishop Mathes spoke, along with Evangelical, Jewish, Unitarian, and Muslim leaders. (2016)

  • KPBS | December 22: KPBS Evening Edition (Cathedral bit starts at about 2:53. Bishop Mathes has a sound bite in the opening tease.)


The San Diego Reader "reviewed" the Cathedral and interviewed Dean Penny. (2016)