Mission, Vision
& Values

Mission Statement:

LOVE CHRIST.  SERVE OTHERS.  WELCOME ALL.

St. Paul’s Cathedral serves as a center of transformative love, faith and service: an inclusive, Christ-centered community that welcomes all people on their journey of faith.

This mission and vision inspire and focus our work in the world. Will you join us? 

St. Paul’s is a community that is known for beautiful music and worship, for outreach and service to the community of San Diego, and for its inclusion and affirmation of the LGBTQ community.

Values:

Community [family] Journeying together, we nurture each person and family as cherished members of our community in Christ.

Abundance [vitality, joy, artistic expression] We give thanks for the abundance of God’s gifts to each individual, enriching the entire community.

Service [peace, justice] Dedicating to Christ our service to all people, we strive for justice and peace for all as we care for God’s creation.

Love [welcome, diversity] We welcome Christ in all persons where they are and love each one as Christ loves us.

Faith [spirituality, Christ-centered] Obedient to our Christ-centered faith, we gather at God’s table, honoring our Anglican heritage through music and liturgy. 

Strategic Vision:

St. Paul’s Cathedral serves as a center of transformative love, faith and service: an inclusive, Christ-centered community that welcomes all people on their journey of faith. 

St. Paul’s is the Cathedral for the Diocese of San Diego.

What is an Episcopalian?

We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.

We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.

We believe that God loves you – no exceptions. Learn more on our national website.

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