About Trinity Episcopal Cathedral


Our Mission

We invite all to experience a joyful relationship with God, to share friendship with one another, and to make Jesus Christ known in the world.


Our Vision Statement

Meet God. Mature in Christ. Minister in the World.


Our Commitments to Each Other and the Wider World:

A Welcoming Culture

We welcome visitors to the Cathedral, incorporating and mentoring all members into a full engagement in our shared life at Trinity through meaningful opportunities for worship, service, and prayer.

Christian Formation

We form disciples and transform lives through coordinated education for all ages, teaching Scripture and encouraging Bible studies and other opportunities for growth in faith and understanding. Trinity’s children and youth ministries are powerful, vital, growing, and exciting, and through them our young people, with their families, are shepherded into opportunities to develop into disciples of Jesus.


We create a culture of gratitude and generosity that promotes the return to God of a meaningful portion of our income, a healthy relationship to money and material things, and the responsible use of God’s Creation.


We develop and support targeted and sustained outreach programs, locally and globally, that transform brokenness and build healthy lives, families and communities.

Community Leadership

We provide spiritual leadership and resources for the Diocese, the community, and the state. We are a center in our region for the expression of faith through music and the arts.

Pastoral Care

We provide a comprehensive outreach and ministry by which the pastoral needs of our visitors, members, and their families are identified and addressed by parishioners and clergy.

We honor our rich history

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral has a rich history of ministry and mission within the Episcopal church. We also have an historic campus, and have played a role in historic events within the City of Columbia and the State of South Carolina. Read more about our history.

We recognize our participation in the Diocese

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper SC. A diocese is a geographical grouping of local congregations with a bishop as chief pastor. The bishop of Upper South Carolina is The Right Reverend Daniel P. Richards. The Episcopal Diocese of Upper SC and the office of the Bishop are located on the campus of Trinity Cathedral.