Trinity+St Peter’s, San Francisco
SF Trinity and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church have now united congregations under a common banner Trinity†St. Peter’s Church. We have found common purpose in finding ways to help house the homeless, feed those in need, and explore new ways in which to service our communities and congregation.
Wherever you are on your spiritual jounney, you are welcome here!
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH was established in 1849 and is the oldest Episcopal church on the Pacific Coast. It is the second oldest congregation in the City of San Francisco. Known for its passionate welcoming of all people, and for its outspoken and progressive response to controversial issues, Trinity balances on the edge of ‘then’ and ‘now,’ constantly evolving and finding new life in its mission to bring God’s love to all who seek a sense of community and Spirit.
ST. PETER’S CHURCH is the fifth oldest Episcopal congregation in the city of San Francisco (eighth in the Diocese). They originated as a choir of Grace Church, San Francisco, in the spring of 1867. A vested choir of men and boys was a controversial innovation at the time, well received by some, and highly disliked by others who saw it as being too “Pope-ish.” After four Sundays of singing, the choir was dismissed, along with their supporters who left to form St. Peter’s congregation on August 25, 1867. They joined the Episcopal Diocese of California the following spring. St. Peter’s has been carried and nurtured by a creative and innovative spirit ever since.