7 pm – 9 pm in the Great Hall
Bishop Rickel and Dean Thomason
The Reverend Doyt L. Conn, Jr. and Senior Warden Holly Boone have invited our Bishop, Greg Rickel, and our Cathedral Dean, Steve Thomason, to an evening reception. All Epiphany parishioners are invited to hear their news on the important work underway at Saint Mark’s Cathedral.
A cathedral serves as the seat of the bishop and as a meeting place for all Episcopalians in a diocese. Our cathedral is the site for ordinations (such as Todd Foster’s in 2016), for diocesan confirmation services (90 were confirmed last year), for a variety of conferences and workshops, and for several collaborative ministry groups of which Epiphany leaders are a part. Saint Mark’s is also known as a community resource, serving more than 100 community non-profits who use the cathedral campus for meetings and events.
Saint Mark’s Cathedral was never completed due to the stock market crash of 1929. The work now underway includes limestone cladding of the exterior walls, replacement of nave windows, and a new entrance and elevator, all of which will cost just over $10 million. The cathedral parish has raised just over $8 million. Bishop Rickel is asking all parishes in the diocese, and their members, to consider supporting this campaign as a sign of the common bond we share as Episcopalians in Western Washington.