Since 1904 St. Paul's Cathedral has served our community from the same downtown location at the northeast corner of NW 7th and Robinson, providing a gracious spiritual heart to our neighbors, Oklahoma City and the Diocese of Oklahoma.
There are a thousand members of St. Paul's, some of whom drive up to thirty miles each way to attend one of three Sunday morning services. Inspiring worship, beautiful music and authentic hospitality await every soul. More people walk through the Cathedral doors during the week than on Sunday. The Cathedral's noonday Holy Eucharist serves commuters throughout the week.
The Cathedral’s history is one of enjoying booms, surviving busts, and God always being faithful.
Since 1982 the Cathedral has expanded its campus 100 percent, quadrupled regular Sunday attendance to four hundred, and established an endowment. St. Paul’s has an annual operating budget of over one million dollars. The Cathedral houses a food pantry and emergency assistance service, the Guild of St. George, that serves 4,500 needy families a year. The Cathedral provides space for A.A. meetings, community music programs and serves as a location for the opening ceremony of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade.
Immediately following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995 St. Paul's became a triage site, fed numerous rescue workers, and provided a spiritual sanctuary for all seeking comfort and peace.
In the early 1990's the Cathedral purchased an adjacent junkyard and converted the lot into a child-friendly garden. After the bombing of the Murrah building the children of St. Paul's planted a weeping willow tree in the garden in memory of the children killed.
Eventually St. Paul's purchased the old auto body shop adjacent to the garden and built the Dean Back Building, now the center of administration and the home of the Guild of St. George. A million dollar garden renovation and columbarium construction project was completed in the spring of 2011.
St. Paul’s abides as a sacred place on earth and a gateway to heaven.
St. Paul's Cathedral: A House of History