Classes for Adults

Education and exploration are part of our mission and we offer a range of classes throughout the year. Take a class or attend a lecture or program with our diverse, open-minded community and see where it takes you!


Other opportunities include our Forum lecture series and thought-provoking sermons by our clergy and guest preachers, also available as podcasts on iTunes.

Bible Study

A Bible Study group meets at 10 a.m. on Thursday mornings in the Chapter House. We would love to have you join us.

Workshops on Serving at the Altar

We offer half-day workshops on Serving at the Altar to train anyone who would like to join the ministries that assist at worship services.

Book Study: The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr

Join us in discussing Richard Rohr’s The Divine Dance and his comments on the ancient mystery of the Trinity. We will be meeting through June 4 and would love to have you join us. For questions, email

Foundational Classes

Basic Christianity: Our Ancient Faith, Our New Life in Christ

Join a group of people exploring the meaning of the Christian life as expressed in the Episcopal Church and Grace Cathedral. This core class meets weekly on Sundays, is offered twice a year and is a great preparation for baptism. It provides preparation for adults who have never been baptized in any Christian church and who seek to join the Christian community. The next series begins on Sunday, February 26.

Sessions usually cover:

  • Key Christian Beliefs
  • Our Holy Scriptures
  • Our Common Worship
  • Following & Serving: What We Promise at Baptism
  • Belonging to Christ
  • Our New Life in Christ: What Comes Next

Anglican Spirit

This six-week colloquium is offered between Easter and Pentecost. Sessions explore the ethos, practices, structure, sensibility and unique voice of Anglicanism. This class is especially helpful for adults preparing for confirmation and reception into the Episcopal Church.  Within the context of Christianity, what is an Anglican? What is our common history? How do we pray together? As part of our Christian life, how do Anglicans take action in the world?

Education for Ministry (EFM)

EFM is an education program covering the Old Testament, New Testament, church history and theology. New Education for Ministry groups start each September, with registration in July. Registration is currently open and closes on September 5, 2016. The course is limited to 12 people each year. The next EFM session begins on Monday, September 19 and will be held each Monday until June with the exception of holidays. To learn more about Education for Ministry at Grace Cathedral, contact us or download a brochure.

Contact Information

Telephone: (415) 749-6300


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