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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EYC Sweet Shop & Christmas Ornaments

Begins November 22

The Youth of Christ Church Cathedral will be selling baked goods and Christmas ornaments as our year-end fundraiser. Come find our EYC Shop in the Wheeler Room before church or during Coffee Minute! Cost of the ornaments is $12. 

Advent Event

Sunday, November 29, 9:45 a.m.

Begin preparations for Christmas with this inter-generational event on the first Sunday in Advent. Parents are invited to participate with their children in making Advent crafts, Jesse tree ornaments, Christ Church Chowder, Advent wreaths and enjoying refreshments. There will be no regular classes for children or youth that day. There will be a charge for materials for the Advent wreaths. Volunteers are needed to help with crafts, to bake cookies, and to provide greenery for Advent wreaths. Please contact Becky Rochford if you would like to share your time and talents. 

Scripture, Saints & Song

Thursdays, December 3, 10 & 17, 4:15-4:45 p.m.

For children 3 years old to 3rd grade

A time for parents, grandparents, and the children to sing and read the stories of the Faith with the Cathedral clergy.

Christmas Pageant & Supper

Sunday, Dec. 6, 5 p.m.

Calling all shepherds, angels, wise men (and women), barnyard animals & musicians! Everyone is invited to attend this sweet and impromptu production that celebrates the birth of Jesus. Click here to learn more, or here to make dinner reservations. 

Annual Candlelight Festival of Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 13, 4pm

Come and join in this traditional Festival of Lessons & Carols as we trace in music and scripture the story of prophecy and fulfillment from the foretelling of the coming of Christ, through Advent and the Annunciation, to the incarnation of God's promise in the birth of our Savior. Sung by the Cathedral Choir and Senior Choristers. Directed by Canon Dr. Michael Velting. Michael Gebhart, Assistant Organist & Choirmaster. A reception will follow. 

Alternative Gift Market

Sunday, December 13, 9:45am-1p.m.

9:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gift a Gift of Love. Attend the Alternative Gift Market and make a donation to a local or global charity in honor of family and friends. Online gift orders are available from Nov. 23 until Dec. 16. Click HERE to learn more. 

Nashville Unlimited Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 15, 7pm

Some of Nashville's finest musicians perform in this annual benefit concert for Room In The Inn. Come share the spirit! Hosted by Dave Pomeroy. Come early to get a seat! Admission is free, with a suggested minimum donation of $20. 

Winter Symposium

January 15-17, 2016

What If Jesus Meant What He Said
Featuring Shane Claiborne

Using biographical stories to animate Biblical truths, Shane Claiborne will offer his version of God’s revolution. A revolution that is gentle and magnetic, and big enough to set both the oppressed and the oppressors free. 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.

Support the Cathedral

Pledge or make a one time gift online

Please prayerfully consider how you might help support the Cathedral financially in 2016. You may click on the button below to make your pledge online or to make an online donation. For more information about the 2016 stewardship campaign, click HERE

Ms. Cheap Penny Drive

November - January

Ms. Cheap's Penny Drive benefits Second Harvest. Pick up a can from the Cathedral reception desk or make your own container to collect change and bills through the holidays to help feed the hungry. Your participation is much appreciated. Click here to view an article about the Penny Drive.

This 'N That Thrift Shop

This 'N That funds children's services at St. Luke's Community House. Volunteers, both women and men, are needed to serve as clerks in the shop. Volunteers can work one or more shifts per month. If you can help staff the Thrift Shop, please contact Betsey Duggan or Sandra Merritt

Room In The Inn Innkeepers

Every Thursday from November through March, Christ Church Cathedral opens our doors to 12 homeless men from the winter shelter program at Room in the Inn. We provide dinner and a warm place to sleep for our guests. We need 6 or 7 new male volunteers. Please email David Morton or call him at 615.715.0946 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.

Links of Interest

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

Dean's Forum: The Rt. Rev. Neil Alexander,
Retired Bishop of Atlanta and Dean of the School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee

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

Faith & Family Matters: "How to Create a Meaningful, Faith-filled Holiday"
Led by Hannah and John Lavey

Sitting with Scripture: Lectionary Readings for Listening Ears
Led by Ben Curtis, Lyonel Gilmer, Keith Meador, and Rod Murray

Sunday Book Study: Jesus for President
Led by David Long



On the Cathedral Webcast

Click HERE to watch the current webcast
The Cathedral Webcast is live for the Sunday Morning Holy Eucharist and for other events as indicated with the YouTube logo in the schedule below. Click HERE for the current webcast or click HERE for all recent Cathedral webcasts. We also have a weekly audio Sermon Podcast available. For more information, click HERE.

Sunday Liturgies

First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, November 29, 2015

Lectionary readings

7:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Gene B. Manning
Preacher: BJ Heyboer

8:30 a.m.*
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

11:00 a.m.* This event will be webcast LIVE on
Solemn Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

6:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist

Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Gene B. Manning
Preacher: BJ Heyboer

* Childcare provided.

Choral Repertoire

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

Weekday Liturgies

Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Eve Liturgy
Location: Chapel

Monday through Thursday 7:15 a.m.
Morning Prayer, Rite II
Location: Chapel

Monday through Wednesday 12:15 p.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Chapel

Centering Prayer

Click HERE to learn more about Centering Prayer.

Sunday 9:45 a.m.
Location: Chapel

Tuesday 5:30 p.m.
Location: Chapel

Thursday 12:15 p.m.
Location: Lower level in Atrium 4
Will not be held on Nov. 26

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.