Vestry votes to support cathedral renovation

St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle serves as a house of prayer, open to all people, wherever they are on their spiritual journey. The cathedral also serves as a staging ground for social justice. And in the great tradition of historic European cathedrals, St. Mark’s strives to serve as a commons, a place of worship and gathering for the Diocese of Olympia and a center for reasoned discourse and respectful dialogue for the broader community.

While the ministries of St. Mark’s are vibrant and growing, the facilities are badly in need of revitalization and improvement. In order for St Mark’s to live out its mission, several construction projects are needed to maintain structural integrity and make it easier to “open their doors to all.”

The St. Mark’s Cathedral parish has already raised $7.2 million on its own, but they need our help. The Vestry at St. Andrew’s has pledged 1% of our giving in 2017 (the portion that went to theological education). They invite individual parishioners to contribute in addition to this pledge. More information is available at the St. Mark’s donation web page.