We are the Cathedral for the Catholic
Archdiocese of Seattle
and its Archbishop, the Most Reverend J. Peter Sartain. We are also
a parish church for a vibrant faith community with a long history
that reaches back to Seattle's early days.
We are an inner-city parish with an outreach to many who live on the edge of
poverty and loneliness. We are a diverse community that welcomes, accepts, and
celebrates the differences we all bring. We exist in the heart of the city, yet
sometimes our parishioners come from considerable distances to worship here.
St. James Cathedral is a crossroads where ideas and challenges both old and
new are explored in the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our Cathedral
is also the center for many cultural and ecumenical events which both reflect
and help to shape a vital metropolitan community.
Above all, St. James Cathedral is a community of prayer.