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.

Advent Event

Sunday, November 30, 9:45am

Begin preparations for Christmas with this intergenerational 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. A special highlight will be the presence of Thistle Farms products for sale. Volunteers are needed to help with crafts and to bake cookies. Please contact Becky Rochford if you would like to share your time and talents. 

Scripture, Saints & Song

Thursday, December 4, 4 - 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.

First Friday

Friday, December 5, 6pm

Christian Hospitality
Dress warmly. Enjoy hot cider and sweets on the porch following the Liturgy. Watch the Nashville Christmas parade and invite parade goers to join us for warmth and refreshment. Childcare provided.

Christmas Pageant & Community Supper

Sunday, Dec. 7, 5pm

Calling all shepherds, angels, wise men, barnyard animals & musicians! Everyone is invited to attend this sweet and impromptu production that celebrates the birth of Jesus. Click HERE to learn more. 

Nashville Unlimited Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 9, 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. 

Joy to the World

Benefit Concert

Thursday, Dec. 11
6:00pm Reception
7:30pm Concert

Featuring Timothy Kimbrough & Friends, Sherry Cothran & David Pearson
Proceeds benefit children and families served through the Family Reconciliation Center. Click HERE to learn more, or HERE for tickets.

Alternative Gift Market

Sunday, December 14, 9:45am-1pm

9:45am - 1:00pm
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 until Dec. 17. Click HERE to learn more. 

Annual Candlelight Festival of Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 14, 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. Jon Johnson, Associate Organist & Choirmaster. A reception will follow. 

A Night of Light

A Liturgy of Hope and Healing

Wednesday, December 17, 6:30pm

As the Church anticipates the birth of the Christ child and the world rushes through the "holiday" season, sadness and grief often come calling. The Night of Light Liturgy will acknowledge the suffering of God's people and the coming of the One true Light into the world to guide us through the darkness. Click HERE to learn more.

Discovery Weekend

January 9-11, 2015

Save the date!
Details coming soon!

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The Happenings e-newsletter provides weekly updates on Christ Church Cathedral events. Click HERE to see this week's Happenings. To sign up to receive Happenings, click HERE.

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

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 27 & 28

Cathedral offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 & 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. A Liturgy of Thanksgiving will be held in the chapel at 9am on Thanksgiving Day. Regularly scheduled liturgies will not be held.

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

Please click the image below to view a video by Dean Kimbrough about the 2015 Canvass.


Suggestions for Vestry Members

Due by Sunday, December 7

The Vestry Nominating Committee is presently seeking suggestions of Cathedral parishioners who might serve well on the Vestry. Suggested individuals must be at least 18 years old and confirmed members of Christ Church Cathedral. Please forward your suggestions to Jeff RossiniThe deadline for suggesting individuals is Sunday, December 7. Click HERE to learn more.

Coffee Minute

Volunteer bakers are needed to make cookies, brownies or any "treat" for the 12:10 Coffee Minute. Please contact David Berndt if you would like to help.

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. If you bring your contributions back to church by December 7, they can be matched by a generous "Double Your Impact" gift from Nissan.  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.

Interested in Becoming an Acolyte?

Becoming an Acolyte is a great way for young people between 5th and 12th grades to take a leadership role in an important church ministry. Training sessions will be offered in the near future. Please contact Pamela Eddy or the Rev. Joshua Caler 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, November 30 

Sunday Forum
Join us in Cheek Hall for the Advent Event.

Topics for Christian Reflection
"The Religious Imagination of C.S. Lewis"
Led by the Rev. Canon Joshua Caler
(Cathedral Annex)

Faith & Family Matters
No class today.

Centering Prayer
"Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening", by Cynthia Bourgeault
Led by Benetta Ligon


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

First Sunday of Advent

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Lectionary readings: Click HERE

Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Order of Worship: Click HERE
Location: The Nave

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

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

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

Choral Repertoire

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

Weekday Liturgies

Monday through Wednesday 7:15am
Morning Prayer, Rite II
Location: Chapel

Monday through Wednesday 12:15pm
Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Chapel

Thursday, November 27, 9:00am
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.