Due to COVID-19 precautions, the building is not currently open for visitors. You are welcome to enjoy its exterior beauty by walking around the grounds. We will re-open when it is safe to do so.
St. John’s Cathedral is one of the few examples in the United States of classic Gothic architecture. The Cathedral, begun in 1925, is the fulfillment of the dream of the Right Reverend Edward Makin Cross, third Bishop of Spokane.
The Cathedral has three interwoven functions:
- It is the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, the location of the official seat of the Bishop and the center of many Diocesan activities. The Diocese encompasses the state of Washington east of the Cascade Mountains, and the Idaho Panhandle north of the Salmon River. We are part of the Episcopal Church USA and the worldwide Anglican communion.
- The Cathedral is the home of a large parish congregation.
- Its prominent location above the city lends to the Cathedral’s role as a center for public gatherings and cultural activities for Spokane.
Our Cathedral is more than stone and stained glass; it is people working and worshiping together, connecting to God and embracing our neighbors. The Bishop, the Dean, and the members of the Cathedral congregation invite you to visit. If you are seeking a church home, we hope you will worship with us and learn more of the life of the congregation.