On this page, we've tried to provide all the information you'll need to know if you visit us on a Sunday morning. If you still have questions, you can contact us, or don't hesitate to ask someone when you're here. Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself in life and faith, please know you are welcome to worship and share fellowship with us.
Our service times are 8:30 and 10:30 am. Both services follow the order for Holy Eucharist as set out in the Book of Common Prayer. At both services, we read from the Bible, hear a sermon, celebrate the Eucharist, and share consecrated bread and wine. At the 10:30 am service, we are joined by the Cathedral Choir, and we sing hymns and listen to beautiful choral anthems. The words of our prayers and the music we sing are drawn from our rich Anglican tradition.
Our bulletins have the service printed in them, so you can follow along and participate. The blue Hymnal 1982 contains the hymns we sing. If you get lost or do something “wrong,” don’t worry. One of your neighbors would be happy to help you out, or you can always sit back and let the liturgy unfold around you. Being present is much more important than being perfect. You can learn more about our worship and get information on weekday and seasonal services here.
All children are welcome in worship. Additionally, our Sunday School programming for pre-K through Grade 12 typically begins at 9:30 am in the 3rd Floor Activities Room, followed by chapel, lessons, activities, and a snack. Children and youth return to the church for communion, which they may receive with their parents or accompanied by our Christian education staff.
If your children are noisy, that's okay! God put the wiggle in children; don't feel you must suppress it here. Some tips from fellow parents: sit toward the front; children will be more attentive when they can see what's going on. Explain the service. Help your child find the printed parts of the service and the hymns. Sing, pray, and respond; your child will learn by copying you. If your child needs to leave, feel free to step out or to use our nursery. Nursery care, provided by professional caregivers, is available starting at 8:15 am each Sunday. Ask an usher for directions to the nursery or the Activities Room.
Before & After
From 9:30-10:15 am, our adult forum meets in the Clarkson Center conference room for coffee, conversation, and discussion about current events and faith. And after the 10:30 am service, we have coffee hour in the Clarkson Center, where we socialize, enjoy delicious desserts, and have—you guessed it—more coffee. First-time guests are always welcome to join us for both events.
Parking & Entering
There are several options for parking at Trinity. The parking meters surrounding the cathedral are free on Sundays. The Federal Building lot is always open; enter on Dodge between 18th and 19th Streets. On Sundays, parking is available at the neighboring Central Parking Garage from 8 am to 2 pm for only $1.00; a credit card is required to use the automated attendant.
To attend worship, the best place to enter is through the bell tower doors on the corner of 18th Street and Capitol Avenue. To get to the adult forum, Sunday School, or the nursery, enter through one of the glass doors on 18th Street.