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.

Cathedral Book Club

Thursday, August 21, 7pm

The Cathedral Book Club will meet at the home of Sally Raye (Windsor Tower). The meeting will be in the Windsor Room. The book is Dear Life by Alice Monro. All interested persons are welcome.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lectionary readings: Click HERE

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

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. Joshua M. Caler, Curate

*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.