to Christ Church Cathedral

The official seat for the Bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee and the gathering place for Prayer Book minded Christians across Middle Tennessee. Our Dean has called us to the task of "bringing the heart of Christ into the heart of the city" by faithful proclamation of the Gospel, service to the poor, the life of prayer, the creative pursuit of the Spirit's imagination, and the joy of Christian fellowship. Come take up this mission with us!

Click HERE to learn more.

Bible Study

Wednesdays, 11am

The Bible Study, led by Cathedral clergy, continues throughout the summer with a detailed study, both academic and devotional, of the Gospel of Mark. Any and all are welcome to drop in or join the study. The group is using two books in the study of Mark: St. Mark by Denis E. Nineham and Mark for Everyone by Tom Wright.

Programs at St. Mary's, Sewanee

July 27-August 3: An 8 Day Intensive and Post-Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat will be led by the Rev. Tom Ward. 
September 13: Introduction to Dreamwork: Unopened Letters from God will be led by Marsha Carnahan.
Click HERE to learn more.

68th Annual Laymen's Conference

August 15-17

All men are invited to "come to the mountain for renewal, refreshment, and reflection". The conference will be held at at DuBose Conference Center, Monteagle.  Featured speakers include Justin Crisp, the Rev. Dan Mathews, Jr. and the Rev. Bob Leopold. Activities will include a BBQ cooking contest, bluegrass jam, choir, hiking, sports and more. Click HERE to learn more or to register. 

Men's Breakfast

Tuesday, August 19, 7am

All men are welcome! Suggested donation is $5. Please RSVP by calling Marti Lawson, 615.255.7729 or click HERE. Deadline is Sunday, August 17. 

Parish Weekend Away

August 22-24

Plans are underway for Parish Weekend Away at NaCoMe Conference Center in Centerville, TN. Activities will include games, a zip line, arts and crafts, campfires, music, and worship. Click HERE to download a flyer. Click HERE to register, or contact Tara Steffen to learn more.

EYC Buffalo River Canoe Trip

August 23

Roughing it has never been easier! Cathedral Youth will travel to Flatwoods Canoe Base to enjoy a day of swimming, floating, paddling, and sunning. The 4-mile trip will begin at Slink Shoals and conclude at Flatwoods Bridge. Friends and parents are welcome! Cost is $25. Click HERE to learn more and to register.

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Sunday, August 24

The next opportunity for Baptism will be Sunday, August 24, at the 8am and 10am Liturgies. If you or your child would like to be baptized, please contact the Rev. Canon Gene Manning

Commissions for Ministry

The New Mission Structure

The Christ Church Cathedral Vestry has approved an updated mission structure. Committees will be grouped into eight Commissions: Evangelism, Parish Life, Administration, Pastoral Care, Liturgy, Cathedral Life, Outreach, and Christian Formation. Click HERE to learn more.

Companions in Christ

New Group Forming

A new group will begin the 28 week study soon, in mid to late September. Groups generally have 6 to 8 members and meet weekly for two hours, at a day and time to be determined by the participants. The series is a powerfully transforming experience that allows you to grow spiritually and deepen your relationship with God. Click HERE to learn more, or contact Pam Lasley or Becky Rochford. Deadline for sign up in September 8.

Urban Garden Project

Help support urban gardening at the Cathedral and volunteer a few minutes of your time to water the raised vegetable beds in the parking lot. Click HERE to sign up, or HERE to view the watering instructions. Please contact the Rev. Joshua Caler if you have questions.

Church In The Yard (CITY)

First Sunday of each month, 2pm

On the first Sunday of every month Christ Church Cathedral serves a meal to the hungry in the parish hall of Holy Trinity Church, 615 6th Ave. S. You are invited to assist in this servant ministry. Please contact Stacey Nebel to learn more, or ask for her when you arrive.

Support the Cathedral

Pledge or make a one time gift online

Please prayerfully consider how you might help support the Cathedral financially in 2014. You may click on the button below to make your pledge online or to make an online donation. For more information about the 2014 stewardship campaign, click HERE.

For information about the Education programs at the Cathedral, click HERE.

Sundays in June & July 

Church School classes will resume in the fall.

Centering Prayer:
"Simply Centering" will meet in the Annex until Labor Day.


On the Cathedral Webcast

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The Cathedral Webcast is live each Sunday morning at 10:00am for the Holy Eucharist and at other times for special events. Click HERE to watch or go to

Sunday Liturgies

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lectionary readings: Click HERE

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Location: The Nave
Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Gene B. Manning, Sub-Dean
Preacher: The Rev. Canon Gene B. Manning, Sub-Dean

10:00am* This event will be webcast LIVE on
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Location: The Nave
Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Gene B. Manning, Sub-Dean

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Gene B. Manning, Sub-Dean

*Childcare provided

Choral Repertoire

For the Choral Repertoire for the current season, click HERE.

Weekday Liturgies

Monday through Friday 7:15am
Morning Prayer, Rite II
Location: Chapel

Monday through Friday 12:15pm
Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Chapel

Centering Prayer

Click HERE to learn more about Centering Prayer.

Sunday 9:00am
Location: Annex

Tuesday 5:30pm
Location: Chapel

Thursday 12:15pm
Location: Lower level in Atrium 4

If you would like to learn more about Christ Church Cathedral, please click HERE.


Episcopal Diocese of TN

Christ Church is the Cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee which is a Diocese of The Episcopal Church (TEC), a province of the Worldwide Anglican Communion.