St. Mark's is a welcoming and inclusive community with a long history in the state of Utah. Below you will find information and resources to learn more about our history, our current clergy, the Episcopal tradition, and how you can participate.
The Episcopal Church was very much a part of the frontier heritage of the Intermountain West, and Salt Lake City was a focal point for the church's role in the area's pioneer history. St. Mark's was the first permanent Protestant church to be established in the Salt Lake Valley. Daniel S. Tuttle, a native of New York state, was elected by the Episcopal Church to be missionary bishop to the new territory of Montana with jurisdiction in areas that later became the states of Utah and Idaho. He arrived in Salt Lake City July 2, 1867 and began to build a congregation...
Bishop Daniel Sylvester Tuttle
First Bishop of Utah
The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion (formed in 1549 and numbering more than 85 million people) and is a branch of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church dating back to Jesus ("Four councils and five centuries"). We are liturgical and sacramental Christians who believe in the power of God's inclusive love of each person, just as they are, to transform lives, cultures, and the planet. As the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, we are following Jesus into loving, liberating, and life-giving relationships with God, with each other, and with the planet. We strive to practice the same radical hospitality that God demonstrates to us and to be a spiritual home for people from all walks of life, that is free of judgement and inclusive of all. Follow this link to The Episcopal Church official website for more information.
Traditional and contemporary services (Eucharist rite I & II) are held weekly at the Cathedral. Services are held twice on Sundays and at various times throughout the week, Tuesday through Saturday. Whether it's a contemplative evening on Saturday, a traditional service early Sunday morning, or a contemporary Eucharist during the week, find the time that works best for you.
There are a number of ways to volunteer at St. Mark’s. Whether you’re looking to help at the Food Pantry or serve on one of our many committees, there are many opportunities to help and get involved in the parish.