Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, Seattle

#8 of 12 in Historic Sites in Seattle
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Christ Our Hope Church is located in the Catholic Housing Services' 14-story Josephinum at Second and Stewart, once the New Washington Hotel but now home to 240 formerly homeless and low-income residents. Mr. Stephen Lee, architect of the 1994 renovation of St. James Cathedral, was chosen to design the worship space. Respecting and blending the styles of the then-existing St. Joseph Chapel and of the former dining room of the hotel, Lee created a light-filled, contemporary environment for Catholic liturgy.

The beautifully renovated worship space officially became Christ Our Hope Catholic Church at the blessing and dedication by Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett on August 28, 2010.


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  • I attended the Spanish mass on a Sunday evening. I agree with previous reviewers, very convenient location in downtown, friendly priest, congregation and Lovely singing! Mass was held in the...  more »
  • The last few times that we have stayed in downtown Seattle, we have gone to this church. It is located inside an historic building which I believe is called ###hotel. Love the mixture of people off...  more »
  • It's so nice to have a church in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. It offers some peaceful place to just sit and pray for the weary travelers and tourists.
  • Lax with the rubrics, but I do appreciate the Sacrament of Reconciliation being available to the downtown worker.

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