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.

Wednesday Evening Dinner & Program

Wednesdays, Feb. 25 - March 25, 6:30pm

The Instrument for Telling God's Story: Flannery O'Connor's Vision for the Writer
Victor Judge will lead an exploration of three of Flannery O'Connor's short stories in order to construct her "theology of writing as an incarnational art." Click HERE to learn more. 

Dinner: 5:30pm. Suggested donation is $5 for adults, $3 for children. Reservations are required by 4pm on Monday of each week. Please call Marti Lawson at the church office, 615.255.7729.
Program: 6:30pm

Watercolor Workshop

March 2-6

Artist Susie Ries will lead a watercolor workshop from 9:00 to 2:00 each day. No previous experience is necessary. Class size is limited, and preregistration is required. Please register by email to Susie Ries. Click HERE to confirm your place via Paypal.

First Friday

Friday, March 6, 6pm

A reception will follow the Liturgy. Childcare provided.

Chorister Festival Evensong

Sunday, March 8, 4pm

Christ Church Cathedral Senior Choristers will host Choristers from throughout the Southeast at the 16th annual Chorister Festival. This year as our Guest Director we welcome Michael McCarthy, Canon for Music at Washington National Cathedral. There will be a reception following Evensong. Click HERE to learn more.

Men's Breakfast

Tuesday, March 17, 7am

All men are welcome! Suggested donation is $5. Please RSVP by calling Marti Lawson, 615.255.7729 or click HERE. Deadline is Sunday, March 15. 


Celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach

Friday, March 27, 5:00-11:00 pm
A popular annual event, now in its ninth year! Come and enjoy this gift to the city from an array of Nashville's most accomplished musicians, who interpret works by the master in traditional and innovative ways. Food and festival t-shirts on sale. Click HERE to learn more. 

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

Liberia Drive

Extended to March 8

This year's Lenten drive will fill a shipping container of desperately needed goods for Liberia. Because of the ravages of Ebola, the needs are greater than ever. Please bring your donations to the Baptistry area in the Nave on Sundays. Items needed: Dry food items (rice, beans, corn meal, flour, non-fat dry milk, sugar, baking powder/soda, salt, peanut butter), toothbrushes and toothpaste, school supplies, children's books, and clothing (all sizes, male and female). Click HERE to learn more.

Neighborhood Parish Groups

Forming Now

The Neighborhood Parish Committee is working to make every member of the Church feel closer to the Cathedral community by fostering relationships within our neighborhoods. Groups are now forming. Please contact Terri Edwards to join your neighborhood group. Click HERE to learn more.

Youth Summer Mission Trips

Registration Now Open

This summer our youth have two amazing opportunities to experience the world and serve God inside and outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Mission trips include project work, shared meals, connections with members of the community, morning and evening prayer and reflection, socializing and fun. Through these experiences, our youth build friendships, create bonds with people in the community they serve, and deepen their Christian faith. Click HERE to learn more.

Lent, Easter, Fast, and Feast

Sundays, 9:45am

The act of eating is central to the Christian life. During Lent, the Topics for Christian Reflection class will be dedicated to the Christian practices associated with food and eating. Click HERE to learn more.

Young Adults Brunch

Second Sunday of Each Month

The Young Adults will meet for brunch on the 2nd Sunday of each month following the 11am liturgy. Visit the Young Adults Facebook page for details.

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  Anna Masi to learn more.

Annual Report

The 2014 Annual Report is now available. Click HERE to view.

Support the Cathedral

Pledge or make a one time gift online

Please prayerfully consider how you might help support the Cathedral financially in 2015. You may click on the button below to make your pledge online or to make an online donation. For more information about the 2015 stewardship campaign, click HERE

Links of Interest

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

Sunday, March 1

Sunday Forum
Science & Religion
"Transplant Surgery in Contemporary Medicine"
Led by Dr. Kelly Wright, MD & Joe Fanning, PhD 

Topics for Christian Reflection
Lent, Easter, Fast, and Feast


Faith & Family Matters
Led by Anna & Tom Noser

On Islam: A Book Study
Islamic Theology (Chapter 4)
Led by Dan Schafer

Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, by Cynthia Bourgeault

Lenten Reflection for February 27

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Romans 4:13-25

Our Old Testament reading for this Sunday is in the middle of the rather long Abraham saga, from Genesis 12 to 25.

Click HERE for the full Lenten Reflection.

On the Cathedral Webcast

Click HERE to watch the current webcast
The Cathedral Webcast is live each Sunday morning at 11:00am 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

Third Sunday in Lent

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Lectionary readings: Click HERE

Holy Eucharist, Rite I

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

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Location: The Nave
Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Joshua M. Caler
Preacher: The Rev. Canon Gene B. Manning

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

Location: The Nave
Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Joshua M. Caler

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Gene B. Manning

* 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: 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.