The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, the Cathedral and liturgical center of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, takes seriously Jesus' inclusion of all people in the Good News of God's love. There is a place for YOU in this community of faith!
We gather to worship God every Sunday at 8 and 10 am. We are a people of Word and Sacrament, combining sacred traditions of liturgy and music with relevant preaching. Our High Street Chapel is open to the public, as will be our Labyrinth and Gardens.
Since the mid-1800s, St. Paul's has felt a special calling to care for those in our city and our world who are in economic need. Members are especially involved in the Connection Café and Central Iowa Shelter meal programs and in initiatives in Africa, Swaziland, and Sudan
Holy Week and Easter Services
Palm Sunday - March 29
Blessing of the palms and Passion Narrative
Chrism Mass - Monday, March 30 at 11 am
Includes reaffirmation of baptismal and ordination vows and blessing of holy oils. All are welcome to attend.
Chapel Eucharists - Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 1 at 12 noon in the High Street Chapel
Maundy Thursday - April 2
7 pn - Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar
8 pm to midnight - Prayer Vigil in the High Street Chapel
Good Friday - April 3
12 noon - Liturgy with sung Gospel
1:30 to 3 pm - The Downtown Way of the Cross with the Bridge Churches
7 pm - The Stations of the Cross (at the Cathedral)
The Great Vigil of Easter - Saturday, April 4
7 pm - Lessons and Lighting of the Paschal Fire with the Fist Eucharist of Easter to follow
Reception following the service
Easter Sunday - April 5
8 am - Holy Eucharist with Hymns
10 am - Festival Eucharist
St. Paul's Welcomes New Dean
The Chapter is pleased to announce that the Reverend Troy C. Beecham, from the Atlanta, Georgia area, has accepted the call to become the Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul.
Over the last twelve years, Father Beecham led three parish congregations as their rector in renewing their identity, liturgy, and ministry as Episcopal churches, more fully embracing our Anglican heritage. Fr. Troy continues to have a love of teaching, leading a weekly Adult Christian Formation class for the last eleven years, in which he teaches the languages, history, theology, and philosophy of the Scriptures. He also periodically teaches courses on other subjects.