Saints Peter and Paul Church

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Saints Peter and Paul Church - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama of the interior of Saints Peter and Paul Church, which is next to Washington Square in downtown San Francisco. This panorama was taken near the front of the church and shows the high altar, made of Carrara marble, and the painting in the dome above it. The picture also shows some of the stained glass windows that line the nave of SS Peter And Paul Church, but the stained glass in the rose window above the main entrance has been bleached out by the light.

Saints Peter and Paul Church - FURTHER INFORMATION

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The Church of St Peter and St Paul on Filbert Street is a Catholic church administered by Salesians of St John Bosco. Originally, as this church ministered to the predominantly Italian community of this parish, it became known as La chiesa d'Italia ovest, or The Italian Church of the West. The building is unusual and distinctive with twin spires and a gleaming white facade. The parish school is located in the upper level above the church, so the large stained glass windows seen here in this panorama are actually artificially lit. The church has been used as a background location in several films given it's distinctive appearance and location at the heart of downtown San Francisco.

Today, the church warmly welcomes all and has strong links with the Italian and wider community as well as greeting many visitors. Their outreach missions programme has several focuses including helping homeless poor, and ministering to youth and families. They have a Chinese ministry and several programmes for children.


Saints Peter and Paul Church
666 Filbert St
San Francisco, CA 94133
Church Website


Saints Peter and Paul Church faces the northern side of Washington Square.
Bus: 20, 30, 39, 41, 45, 91, 9BX, 9X

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