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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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

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.

An Evening of Scandinavian Folk and Gospel

Wednesday, October 1, 7pm

The Art Series season kicks off with a special performance by Norwegian artists Solveig Leithaug on guitar and Alexander Rybak on violin. The performance is free and open to the public. 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.

Feast of St. Francis with a Blessing of Animals

Saturday, October 5, 10am

If you or your child or grandchild has a dog, cat, frog, newt, mouse, guinea pig, hamster, chameleon, fish or anything else in the animal kingdom that could use a blessing, plan to bring your pet to this special Liturgy. Pets should be in a carrier or on a leash.

Mark Laubach, Organ

Sunday, October 12, 4pm

The first organ concert of the season will be presented by Mark Laubach, organist and choirmaster of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and honorary Canon Precentor of the Diocese of Bethlehem, PA. The concert is sponsored by a gift from Lois and Peter Fyfe. 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.

Tithe of Time

With the new Mission Structure comes an opportunity for all members of Christ Church Cathedral to renew their commitment to the mission and life of this community. Please consider how you can give of your time and talents to this blessed community.The Tithe of Time questionnaire lists volunteer opportunities in each Commission. Please take a few moments to complete the questionnaire and indicate where you are willing to serve. Click HERE to begin. 

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.

The Reverend Andy Trenier

Visiting Priest

The Rev. Andy Trenier is Assistant Curate of Derby Cathedral, Derby, England. He will be visiting with us September 13-October 1. He will lead the Adult Forum on Sept. 21, and preach on Sept. 28. Please welcome him to Christ Church Cathedral. Click HERE to learn more.

Foyer Groups

Forming Now

Foyer Groups are made up of 8 to 10 members of the Cathedral who would like to get to know their fellow parishioners better. Groups meet informally once a month. The format and location of the gatherings are determined by each group. Please sign up by September 28. 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.

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. 

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.

Sunday, September 14 

Adult Forum
"A Tithe of Time"
Led by the Very Rev. Timothy Kimbrough

Topics for Christian Reflection
"How do Episcopalians 'do' Theology?"
Led by the Rev. Joshua Caler

Faith & Family Matters
"Maintaining Calm Amidst the Daily Child Raising Chaos"
Led by Tom & Anna Noser

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


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

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lectionary readings: Click HERE

Holy Eucharist, Rite I

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

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

Location: The Nave
Celebrant: The Rev. Joshua M. Caler

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 9:30am
Location: The Nave

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.