The Cathedral will be closed Friday, Jan. 20 and until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, for the Inaugural Prayer Service.

All Initiatives


As sacred space of national recognition, the Cathedral provides a ministry to current military and veterans by assisting them and their families in the healing of their minds, bodies, and spirits.

Gun Violence

Washington National Cathedral is committed to working with our partners to end the scourge of gun violence that claims the lives of more than 33,000 Americans each year.

LGBT Advocacy

A long-time supporter of the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people in the life of the church, the Cathedral considers LGBT equality the great civil rights issue of church in the 21st century.

Race in America

Washington National Cathedral has made racial reconciliation and justice a top missional priority. “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God,” St. John reminds us.


The Cathedral’s central mission has been to serve as a house of prayer for all people -- no exceptions -- and actively pursues interfaith dialogue and collaboration, particularly among the three Abrahamic faiths.