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.

Scripture, Saints & Song

Thursdays, April 30; May 7 & 14, 4:30pm

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.

The Liturgy of Light

Sunday, May 3, 10am

The Liturgy of Light is modeled after the Easter Vigil. The sixth grade class plans the liturgy and will help lead it. Everyone is invited to join in this special celebration. Come and join us and help spread the light!

Eastertide Choral Evensong & Organ Concert

Sunday, May 3, 3:30pm

Organ Concert: 3:30pm
Mark Pacoe, Director of Music at St. Malachy's - The Actor's Chapel, New York City

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

Casting the Net Wide

Beginning May 3

An annual fundraiser for youth outreach and missions will kick off on Sunday, May 3 and conclude on Youth Sunday, May 17. 
There will be 125 envelopes for sponsorship. Envelopes are numbered 1-125. Choose your envelope and place the corresponding dollar amount in the envelope. Click HERE to learn more.

Frederick Douglass: The Making of an American Prophet

Friday, May 15, 7:30pm

World Premier
Grammy-winning composer Marcus Hummon premiers his thought-provoking portrayal of African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Tickets: $15 adult; $5 student. Click HERE for tickets.

End-of-the-Year Chorister Pool Party

Wednesday, May 20, 4-6pm

The annual Chorister Pool Party will be held at the Holiday Inn Express next door to the Cathedral. This event is for current Cathedral Choristers and their families, and we extend a special welcome to rising second graders who are interested in becoming Cathedral Choristers and their families. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Katherine Taylor Haynes by Monday, May 18, so we know how much food and beverage to prepare.

Vacation Bible School

June 22-25, 9am-12pm

"We Believe in Prayer"
Vacation Bible School will be offered for children age 4 through rising 5th graders. Families are invited to a closing Eucharist and lunch on Thursday. Suggested cost is $20 per child. Please make reservations by June 1. Click HERE to learn more. 

69th Annual Laymen's Conference

August 14-16

All men are invited to "come to the mountain for renewal, refreshment, and reflection". The conference will be held at at DuBose Conference Center, Monteagle.  Featured speakers include Rev. Ian Morgan Cron, Dr. Jim Bailey, and Rev. Charles Maynard. Activities will include a BBQ cooking contest, bluegrass jam, choir, biking, fishing, golf, and more. Click HERE to learn more or to register. 

Parish Weekend Away

August 21-23

Come experience the presence of Christ in your life through the joy of sharing with family and friends. Games, zip line, arts & crafts, campfire, music and more! Save the date! Details coming soon.

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Good Shepherd Class for Adults

Sundays, April 19 & May 17

During this 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. 


Sunday, May 24

The next opportunity for Baptism will be Sunday, May 24, at the 8am and 10am Liturgies. If you or your child would like to be baptized, please contact the Rev. Canon Gene Manning.

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.

Reconciliation Committee

Needs New Members

The Reconciliation Committee is being reorganized. Several events are being planned, and your ideas and energy are needed. 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, May 3

Sunday Forum
"Science & Religion: Doctor, Heal Thyself"
Led by Dr. Deaver Collins, M.D.

Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, by Cynthia Bourgeault
Led by Arlene Wilson

Faith & Family Matters
Led by Anna & Tom Noser

Topics for Christian Reflection
"The Oxford Movement: Anglican Renewal in the 19th Century"
Part 1 of 3
Led by the Rev. Canon Joshua Caler

On Islam: A Book Study
“Current Issues” (Chapter 8)
Led by Daniel Schafer

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

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 10, 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 Gene B. Manning

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 9:45am
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.