The 1912 Victorian Gothic building that is St. Paul's Episcopal Church, is constructed of red brick and mortar, with cast stone arches and window frames. Its beautiful stained glass windows are located on several sides of the church, as well as on the exterior wall of the chapel. In 1998, the City of Oakland declared St. Paul’s a historic landmark following the completion of a major seismic retrofit.
But St. Paul's Church in Oakland isn't just another pretty facade. The beauty of the Church runs throughout its external architecture and landscaping, to the internal lighting, scaffolding, stained glass windows and lauded acoustics. And the beauty of our Church is in the people who come for worship, for music concerts, for weddings and other events, too.
At St Paul's we are eternally happy and grateful that we have a physical space and location that can benefit the community, in many different ways. St. Paul's is a sacred space for worship, contemplation and social gathering for the neighborhood and beyond. It is a space to host music concerts of esteemed choirs and orchestras. It's a place where the commemoration of major life events take place in a beautiful (and very photogenic), well-preserved historical landmark in the equally vibrant Lake Merritt district of Oakland. And we are so much more.
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