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.

Jesse Tree Visits

Saturday, December 21, 1pm

This year volunteers will again deliver Jesse trees to ill or infirm members of the Cathedral. This is a wonderful way to share the love of Christ with members of our parish family who have been unable to come to the Cathedral to worship. Click HERE to learn more. If you would like to make a visit to a parishioner or have a family member who would like to receive a Jesse tree, please contact the Reverend Canon Gene Manning.

Christmastide Liturgies

Wednesday, December 24
7:15am - Morning Prayer
12:15pm - Holy Eucharist, Rite II
4:00pm - Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:00pm - Solemn Holy Eucharist, Rite II
(music begins at 10:15)

Thursday, December 25
10:00am - Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Sunday, December 28
7:00am - Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with Carols
10:00am - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Carols

Discovery Weekend

January 9-11, 2015

It's coming! Christ Church Cathedral will host its first Discovery Weekend! Discovery is a spiritual formation retreat held in the local parish for students in grades 6-12. Discovery Weekend invites the entire parish to live out the Baptismal Covenant by surrounding our youth with a community of love and forgiveness so that they may be established in faith and strengthened in the way that leads to life eternal. Click HERE to learn how you can support Discovery Weekend, or to register. Please contact Alison Bocking if you have any questions.

Lynne Davis, Organ

Sunday, February 1, 4pm

International concert organist Lynne Davis will perform at the Cathedral on February 1, 2015. Designated a Chevalier de lOrdre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Ms. Davis lived for some 30 years in France. She and her late husband, Pierre Firmin-Didot, were instrumental in organizing the famous 1992 exhibition and recording of Les Orgues de Paris (The Organs of Paris). The concert is jointly presented by Christ Church Cathedral and the Nashville chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Click HERE to learn more.

Lenten Symposium

February 13-15, 2015

Discipleship in a Sick Society

Dr. Ellen Davis will examine Matthew's Gosopel, with its particular emphasis on the life of discipleship, against the background of the challenges faced by Jewish Christians in the Greco-Roman world. This was a world in some way like our own, characterized by acute social inequities, violence, militarism, and hunger, both physical and spiritual. Reservations are required. Click HERE to learn more and to make reservations.

Lenten Choral Evensong & Organ Concert

Sunday, February 22, 3:30pm

Organ Concert: 3:30pm
Elizabeth Smith, Accompanist for the Nashville Symphony Chorus

Choral Evensong: 4:00pm
Sung by the Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Dr. Michael Velting, Canon for Music; Jon Johnson, Associate Organist & Choirmaster, organ.

Women's Retreat

February 27-March 1, 2015

Stress Less, Love Better: Discovering How Anxiety Shapes Our Roles and Relationships
Plan now to attend the 2015 Women's Retreat in beautiful Montgomery Bell State Park, for fellowship, relaxation and fun! Sessions will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Zagatta-Allison. Registration is open and the space is limited, so please sign up ASAP! Sign up online HERE. Click HERE to learn more, or contact Becca Ingle, Susie Ries, or Glenda Chambers. Click HERE to download the brochure.

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

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



Sunday, January 11

The next opportunity for Baptism will be Sunday, January 11, at the 8am and 10am Liturgies. If you or your child would like to be baptized, please contact the Rev. Canon Gene Manning

Ms. Cheap's Penny Drive

November 25 - January 31

Ms. Cheap's Penny Drive benefits Second Harvest. Pick up a can from the Cathedral reception desk or at any Avenue Bank branch to collect change and bills through the holidays to help feed the hungry. Your participation is much appreciated.

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.

Room In The Inn

Thursdays, November-April, 5pm

The Cathedral's Room in the Inn ministry needs volunteer innkeepers on Thursday nights from November through March. New volunteers will be paired with experienced innkeepers and will stay overnight with guests about once a month. If you are interested in ministering to homeless men this winter, please contact David Morton or John Lavey to learn more or to sign up. 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 Lyle McLevain to learn more, or ask for her when you arrive.

Links of Interest

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

Sunday, December 21 

Sunday Forum
"Origins of Life in the Universe: A Physical Perspective", Part 1
Led by Dr. Keivan Stassun
(Parish Hall)

Topics for Christian Reflection
"Incarnation: The Birth of Jesus According to John"
Led by the Rev. Canon Joshua Caler
(Cathedral Annex)

Faith & Family Matters
Passages from "A Christmas Carol"
Led by Tom & Anna Noser

Centering Prayer
"Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening", by Cynthia Bourgeault
Led by Heather Rippetoe



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

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Lectionary readings: Click HERE

Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Order of Worship: Click HERE
Location: The Nave

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

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Order of Worship: Click HERE
Location: The Nave

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

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

Order of Worship: Click HERE
Location: The Nave
Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Gene B. Manning
Preacher: The Very Rev. Timothy E. Kimbrough

Choral Repertoire

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

Weekday Liturgies

Wednesday, December 17
Night of Light 

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

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.