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St. James Cathedral, Seattle

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St. James Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral church located at 804 Ninth Avenue in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Seattle and the seat of its archbishop, currently J. Peter Sartain. The cathedral is named for St. James the Greater, patron saint of the archdiocese, and is the third church in the territory presently known as the Archdiocese of Seattle to bear the name.The need for a cathedral in Seattle arose in 1903, when Edward O'Dea, bishop of what was then known as the Diocese of Nesqually (later spelled "Nisqually"), elected to move the Episcopal see from Vancouver, Washington to Seattle. Construction began in 1905 and was completed in 1907. In 1916, the cathedral underwent major renovations as a result of the collapse of its dome; other major renovations were completed in 1950 and 1994. The cathedral, rectory, and site were designated city landmarks in 1984.
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  • Beautiful cathedral in the Capital Hill/First Hill neighborhood. Strong parish of families, friendly neighborhood.  more »
  • Saint James Cathedral is a beautiful church located on First Hill, adjacent to downtown, Broadway and I-5. It's a lovely place to attend mass and they are very welcoming here to all people. Four servi...  more »
  • Visiting St James Cathedral is a must when you are here in Town. This church has a lot to offer. All pilgrims to the cathedral are welcome during this Year of Mercy. You can walk through the Holy Door...  more »
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  • Fr. Ryan is super friendly and so is the staff. I came here for RCIA after having a bad experience at another parish. Kathleen is super great, she and the RCIA staff turned around my experience restoring my faith back into the church.
  • This is a beautiful cathedral inside and outside. They offer tours. Call the cathedral for more information on the tour availability. Father Ryan is always welcoming. He is an amazing pastor. There is so much history in this cathedral. You'll have to check it out!
  • The most gorgeous Christmas midnight mass you're going to see. The choir is amazing. But get there early for the Christmas service--the cathedral has small seating for its size. That holiday service becomes standing room only. Parking is a little harder to find--the lot fills up. Worth it.
  • Beautiful cathedral. Attended Wednesday evening Mass during Lent while on a business trip to Seattle. I highly recommend visiting St James Cathedral on your next visit
  • Beautiful cathedral in the middle of downtown. Make sure you give your self plenty time before mass to find parking. They offer 3 different mass times on Saturday and Sunday. Super convenient