About Our Cathedral
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral is a welcoming community called by God to worship, grow spiritually, promote reconciliation, offer passionate hospitality, and serve and lead in the example of Jesus Christ. In the Anglican tradition of scripture, tradition, and reason, we respect and thrive on diverse views, independent thinking, and thoughtful discussion as we love and serve God together.
Our Core Aspirations:
You are invited to visit Saint Mark’s to experience this magnificent Cathedral in person. Guided tours with cathedral docents are available every Sunday after the 10:30 a.m. service. In addition, you may visit on weekdays during normal business hours whenever the cathedral is no being used. Self guided tour books are available near the doors. Please enter through the office entrance.
Until then, you can take the online tour for glimpse of what you will see.
Cathedral Annual Report & Budget
St. Mark’s 2012 Annual Report
Saint Mark’s had an extraordinary year of worship, learning, spiritual growth, generosity, compassion, and fellowship. Our cathedral has lived its mission in Christ and has been blessed with an abundance of gifts during 2012. Saint Mark’s 2012 Annual Report celebrated our lives and service to others.
Our Strategic Plan
The Long Range Planning Committee of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral released a strategic plan to carry and guide the Cathedral from 2005-2015. A condensed version of the plan was mailed to the Cathedral’s membership.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a large document and may take time to download depending on your internet connection.
Our Cathedral Friends
Saint Mark’s shares a connection with many groups around the Twin Cities, and the World. Beloew is a list of some of our Friends and Partners.
Events at Saint Mark’s
Finding an Event
There are many types of events at cathedral; see what is coming soon on our Calendar or Events Pages. Find our how you can volunteer or join our cathedral groups by following the Get Involved Links. Get the latest news delivered directly to your inbox by signing up for our E-news Subscriptions.
Saint Mark’s Cathedral is a beautiful and inspiring setting for a wedding. Hosting more than twenty weddings a year, St. Mark’s looks forward to being part of weddings of all kinds from small and intimate to large and ornate. If you’re interested in being married in the Cathedral, you may download our wedding guide booklet below. You may also call the Cathedral at 612-870-7800 and ask for Pat Betsinger.
Baptisms & Confirmations
Baptism marks the beginning of a new life in Christ. It is the time that we celebrate the incorporation of someone (baby or an adult) in the life of the Christian community. Holy Baptism is normally celebrated during alternating 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. liturgies on the First Sunday after Epiphany, the Easter Vigil, Pentecost, and All Saints’ Sunday. Please contact Canon Richard Norman in the Cathedral office to register for Baptism and the Hour of Instruction for parents and godparents.
Confirmation is a sacramental rite during which a person commits to living out their baptismal vows as an adult member of the Christian community. This is particularly meaningful for those who were baptized as infants or young children. Confirmation is celebrated twice a year in November and May with the Bishop presiding. The Discovery Series classes that are held in the Fall and the Spring serve as preparation for this rite. Contact Canon Richard Norman if you are interested in learning more.
The passing of a loved one is both a time of grief and a time of celebration of life. We hope to walk with you as you plan the celebration of life for your loved one and grieve the loss. Arrangements for services and burial should be made through Pat Betsinger at the Cathedral Office at 612-870-7800. For information about purchasing a place in the Columbarium, or to reserve a niche, contact the Cathedral Office.
Planning a Cathedral Event
There are many types of events at cathedral. The first steps to getting your event underway are to reserve space on our cathedral schedule and to contact the Development Committee. Visit ourEvents Pageto find information and request forms needed to get your event underway.