Worship at GHTC
Sundays: 8 a.m., 10:15 a.m. & 5 p.m.
Wednesdays: 12:05 p.m.
We use Rite II for all services. See the explanation at the bottom of the page.
Childcare: Nursery care is provided from 7:50-11:30 a.m. for infants and toddlers in the nursery in Haden Hall (from the Tower entry, go up the stairs and straight ahead to the adjoining building. Follow signs.)
Our location: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral is at 13th and Broadway in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. We are near the southwest corner of the downtown loop, easily accessible from all of the interstate highways that go through Kansas City. Click here if you need more detailed directions.
All worship gatherings at the Cathedral are open to any who wish to attend. It is the practice of the Episcopal Church to welcome all baptized Christians to the Eucharistic table. Leadership of the liturgy is the task of all worshipers and at the Cathedral lay people participate in various leadership roles under the supervision of the clergy. If you have any questions about our services, opportunities for leadership, or education, please contact the Cathedral office or speak to a clergy member on Sunday morning.
Sunday 8 a.m.—Holy Eucharist
This early Sunday service is held in the Cathedral Nave. Seasonal variations in the liturgy follow the church calendar. The service is a mostly spoken one and has a calm and contemplative character, with worshipers participating through spoken responses and silent prayer.
Sunday 10:15 a.m.—Choral Holy Eucharist
This service is Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral’s largest gathering and is held in the Cathedral Nave. The Trinity Choir leads the sung portions of the service, which include hymns, a psalm and an offertory anthem. Seasonal variations in the liturgy follow the church calendar. The 10:15 a.m. service is the most festive and celebratory of the Cathedral’s services, with worshipers participating through singing, spoken and sung responses, and prayer.
Sunday 5 p.m.—An Order For Evening With Holy Eucharist
This final service in the Cathedral’s Sunday schedule is a special and unique event. The liturgical focus is on a meditative and contemplative setting where worshipers can bring to a close the week past and prepare for the week to come. Most often held in the Cathedral Nave, the service is almost entirely sung and chanted, with congregational responses led by a cantor and organist team.
Sunday 5 p.m.—Choral Evensong With Holy Eucharist (3rd Sunday of the month)
Evensong is a service of hymns, choral anthems, Bible readings and prayers—it is a time to listen, pray, meditate and sing. Holy Communion is often celebrated following Evensong for those desiring it.
Wednesdays 12:05 p.m.—Holy Eucharist
Mark the day with the Holy Eucharist. The service includes readings from scripture, a psalm and expressions of faith. This intimate gathering for prayer and worship is a wonderful time to pause during the work day.
Rite I and Rite II
Most worship services in the Episcopal Church come in two versions: Rite I and Rite II. Simply put, Rite I liturgies are descended from traditional Anglican liturgical forms, and even retain some of the traditional English that dates from 1600s. Many people prefer the historical liturgies and more traditional language. Rite II services date from the writing of the current Book of Common Prayer in the 1970s and use contemporary, everyday English. If you would like to compare, see this great Book of Common Prayer website. Most Episcopalians usually hear the Rite II liturgies, but many Episcopal churches use the Rite I Eucharist as part of their worship. We use Rite II for regular worship throughout the year.