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.

Catechesis Material Making Days

August 19 and Sept 2 & 9
9:30 - 11:30am

Come enjoy fellowship and help make materials for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. No particular talent required! We will cut, laminate, glue, paint, draw and do whatever is needed to help make materials for the children to use on Sunday mornings. Contact Becky Rochford to learn more.

Newcomers Gathering

Sunday, August 31, 9:15am

If you have visited or have begun attending Christ Church in the last few months, are visiting for the first time, or are interested in learning more about life and ministry in this parish, please join us in the Wheeler Room for coffee  and conversation. This will provide an opportunity to meet some of the clergy, to meet others who are new to the parish, and to learn more about this community. 

Wednesday Evening Dinner & Program

Wednesdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24

"The New Testament and Jewish-Christian Relations"
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine will look at the many misconceptions that Jews and Christians continue to hold regarding the relationship of the New Testament to its Jewish context. Click HERE to learn more. 

Dinner: 5:30pm. Cost 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

Chorister Retreat

September 5 & 6

The Cathedral Choristers will kick off the year with the annual Chorister Retreat on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6, at the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle. This retreat is for current and prospective Choristers and their families.
Click HERE for general information about the retreat.
Click HERE for Chorister Enrollment Form.
Click HERE for Retreat Registration Form.

First Friday

Friday, September 5, 6pm

Jesus in Pop Culture: This First Friday will include scenes from Jesus Christ Superstar, presented by Street Theatre Company.  A reception will follow the Liturgy. Childcare provided.

Dreamwork as Spiritual Practice

Wednesday, September 10, 6:30pm

This is the Gate of Heaven!
Jacob's dream of the ladder shows us that there is a living connection between ourselves and the Holy Wisdom that comes through our dreams. Laura Huff Hileman will introduce the basics of dreamwork as an ancient-but-new spiritual practice gaining recognition in the church today. Click HERE to learn more.

Evening Prayer

Accompanied by the Music of the Taize Community

Sunday, September 14, 6pm
A quiet, meditative and reflective style of worship, using music, simple chanting, periods of silence and brief readings. A special way to worship God and to quiet the soul.

Men's Breakfast

Tuesday, September 16, 7am

All men are welcome! Suggested donation is $5. Please RSVP by calling Marti Lawson, 615.255.7729 or click HERE. Deadline is Sunday, September 14. 

Habitat for Humanity Unity Build

Sunday, September 21, 7am

Christ Church Cathedral will participate in the 2014 Habitat For Humanity Unity Build, partnering with volunteers from the West End Synagogue. About 25 volunteers are needed to help install kitchen cabinets, finish interior painting, install countertops, and complete the front porch. The house is being built for Khalid and Birtukan Beyene, who have been living in a one-bedroom apartment with their two children since immigrating to Nashville in 2011. 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.

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.

Labor Day Holiday

Monday, September 1

Cathedral offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Regularly scheduled liturgies will not be held.

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.

Catechesis Teacher Training-Level II

Begins Tuesday, September 16

A teacher training course for Level II of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will begin September 16. Level II covers the presentations that are offered to 6-9 year olds. Childcare and lunch are available. Click HERE to learn more or to register. Contact Becky Rochford for more information. 

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. 

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.

Links of Interest

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

Sundays in August 

Church School classes will resume in the fall.

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


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

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lectionary readings: Click HERE

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Order of Worship: Click HERE
Location: The Nave

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

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

Order of Worship: Click HERE
Location: The Nave
Celebrant: The Very Rev. Timothy E. Kimbrough

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 9:00am
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.