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!

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An Evening of Scandinavian Folk and Gospel

Wednesday, October 1, 7pm

The Art Series season kicks off with a special performance by Norwegian artists Solveig Leithaug on guitar and Alexander Rybak on violin. The performance is free and open to the public. Click HERE to learn more.

Nashville CARES AIDS Walk & 5K Run

Saturday, October 4

Providing Hope with Every Step
The 2014 Nashville CARES AIDS Walk & 5K Run will take place on Saturday, October 4, at Public Square Park. Nashville CARES is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS and their families. Sign up now to be part of the Christ Church Cathedral Team! Please contact Jere LaneJane Boram, or Jeanne Thomas to learn more.

Feast of St. Francis with a Blessing of Animals

Saturday, October 4, 10am

If you or your child or grandchild has a dog, cat, frog, newt, mouse, guinea pig, hamster, chameleon, fish or anything else in the animal kingdom that could use a blessing, plan to bring your pet to this special Liturgy. Pets should be in a carrier or on a leash.

Without the Miracle There is Nothing!

Wednesday, October 8, 6:30pm

Former Christ Church Cathedral Canon Pastor Geoffrey Butcher will offer a reading and signing of his recent book, Without the Miracle There is Nothing. The devotionals first appeared in the News Democrat & Leader in Logan County, KY. Books will be available for purchase on site or through Amazon. To learn more, click HERE to view the August issue of Connections.

Dinner: 5:30pm - Reservations required by Monday, Oct. 6.
Program: 6:30pm

Civil War Peace Pilgrimage

Saturday, October 11, 8:15am-5:00pm

Civil War and Civil Rights
Robert Penn Warren's Journey from Fort Donelson to Poet Laureate

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin and Nashville, the pilgrims will visit the birthplace of Robert Penn Warren in Guthrie, KY, Ft. Donelson, the restored Dover Hotel, and the historic First Christian Church in Dover, TN. Click HERE to learn more. Please contact Jane Boram to RSVP.

Mark Laubach, Organ

Sunday, October 12, 4pm

The first organ concert of the season will be presented by Mark Laubach, organist and choirmaster of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and honorary Canon Precentor of the Diocese of Bethlehem, PA. The concert is sponsored by a gift from Lois and Peter Fyfe. Click HERE to learn more.

Fall Symposium

November 14-15, 2014

Towards Understanding Islam
Featuring Dr. David Marshall

Dr. David Marshall will offer an introduction to the key beliefs and practices of Islam as well as looking at various expressions of Islam in the modern world. Along the way he will also look at similarities and differences between Islam and Christianity and reflct on Christian responses to Islam. Reservations are required. Click HERE to learn more and to make reservations.

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Christ Church Cathedral also publishes a quarterly magazine, The Cornerstone. To view the latest issue, click HERE.

Save the Date!

Sunday, October 26

On Sunday, October 26, the Christ Church Cathedral community will celebrate the 25 years of ministry of the Reverend Deacon Dolores Nicholson, and wish her well as she enters a much-deserved retirement. There will be one Eucharist that day, at 10am, and Deacon Nicholson will deliver the sermon. A gala reception will follow the Eucharist in the Parish Hall. Click HERE to learn more.

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.

Interested in Becoming an Acolyte?

Becoming an Acolyte is a great way for young people between 5th and 12th grades to take a leadership role in an important church ministry. Training sessions will be offered in the near future. Please contact Pamela Eddy or the Rev. Joshua Caler to learn more.

Good Shepherd Class

For Adults

During this seven week class participants will experience the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd presentations that we offer to the children in Sunday school. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. It is our hope that this will enable attendees to more fully participate in a child’s faith life while enriching their own worship experience. Click HERE to learn more. 

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.

Links of Interest

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

Sunday, September 21 

Adult Forum
"Derby Cathedral - a quick guide and talk about the cathedral and its ministry"
Led by the Rev. Andy Trenier

Topics for Christian Reflection
"How do Episcopalians 'do' Theology?"
Led by the Rev. Joshua Caler

Faith & Family Matters
Led by Tom & Anna Noser

Centering Prayer:
"Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, by Cynthia Bourgeault


On the Cathedral Webcast

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

Sunday Liturgies

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Lectionary readings: Click HERE

Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Location: The Nave
Celebrant & Preacher: The Very Rev. Timothy E. Kimbrough

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Location: The Nave
Celebrant: The Rev. Joshua M. Caler
Preacher: The Very Rev. Timothy E. Kimbrough

11:00am* This event will be webcast LIVE on
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Location: The Nave
Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Gene B. Manning

Preacher: The Very Rev. Timothy E. Kimbrough

*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 9:30am
Location: Chapel

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.