Children & Families



Saint Mark’s Cathedral honors the spiritual lives of children and families, welcoming them to the nave in worship for any and all services. The sound of loud and wiggly kids is holy and a part of our worship.

Each Sunday morning, we offer two “soft spaces” in the nave—directly in front of the lectern and up in the balcony. Both spaces have "beloved" baskets, filled with soft toys and educational materials for the whole family. If you or your child need some extra space to stretch your legs (or voices!) we offer a hosted parents space directly off the front of the nave, down the children’s hallway.

This is a space with coffee, child-friendly snacks, and a video livestream of the worship service. A family attendant will be there to help you get acclimated and play with children, however it is not a staffed nursery so we do not have capacity to watch children without parents during the service.



Faith formation may start at the Cathedral, but its biggest impact comes at home. Every Sunday, starting at 9:15am, we have a mix of intergenerational formation, age-cohort specific classes, and family-focused opportunities that are all meant to inspire and engage kids, while empowering parents to be spiritual guides for their children. Additionally, we offer different family home groups focused around topics such as Baptism Prep, Godly Play, and other topics.

For questions about Children's or Family Ministry at Saint Mark's, contact Jay Phelan.