Places of Worship

Basilica of St. Mary

St. Mary’s was the first basilica established in the United States. It is located on its own city block along Hennepin Avenue between 16th & 17th Streets in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Basilica of Saint Mary is the co-cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

First Unitarian Society

The First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis was founded in 1881 and is a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church

The church was organized as Hennepin Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church in 1875 by about ninety members of Centenary church, which at the time was the only Methodist church in the city. In 1993, the congregation became a reconciling ministry that specifically welcomes LGBT members (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people).

Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church

A small town church, within a beautiful urban setting. Situated on the shores of Lake of the Isles, the beauty of the setting is second to none.

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St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral

Saint Mark’s began in 1858 as a north Minneapolis mission of Gethsemane Church. The current building was built in 1910. Saint Mark’s was designated as Cathedral in 1941.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Lake of the Isles

Saint Paul’s beautiful sanctuary is a flexible and gracious space built in 1954, with a major Chancel renovation in 1998.

Temple Israel

Founded in 1878, Temple Israel is the oldest synagogue in Minneapolis. In 1928 the neoclassical revival-style building was built overlooking Hennepin Avenue.