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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Journey In Faith Open House

Wednesday, October 14, 6:00 p.m.

An Evening for All Newcomers and Inquirers.
Are you interested in baptism, confirmation, or simply learning more about being a Christian in the Episcopal Church? Are you coming to Christ Church Cathedral from another tradition or from another Episcopal Church? Journey In Faith is for you!

Breaking Bread at 6

Begins October 18, 6pm

This fall, the Cathedral will add a fourth Sunday Liturgy, gathering in the evening. Watch for more details over the summer and begin spreading the word!
Informal worship in the tradition of Common Prayer.
Hymns accompanied by local musicians.
Come as you are. Come with a friend.
All are welcome!


Men's Breakfast

Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 a.m.

All men are welcome! Suggested donation is $5. Please RSVP by calling the church office, 615.255.7729 or click HERE. Deadline is Sunday, October 18. 

A Weekend with Brian McLaren

October 23-24

"We Make the Road by Walking"
Christ Church Cathedral is co-hosting this symposium at Second Presbyterian Church, 3511 Belmont Blvd. It will address five under-appreciated themes in the Bible: ongoing creation, mercy not sacrifice, violence reduction, healing a fractured world, and joining God. For more information or to register, click here

Parish Choir Sunday

Sunday, October 25, 10:00 a.m.

Plan to come and join us for Parish Choir Sunday. If you are interested in singing in the Parish Choir, please contact Michael Velting. We will meet at 10:00 a.m. in the choir room for rehearsal and sing at the 11:00 a.m. Liturgy. Membership is open to everyone and we're always looking for more singers. We'd love to have you join us. 

An Evening with the Rev. Martin L. Smith

Wednesday, October 28

The Reverend Martin L. Smith, well known throughout the Episcopal Church and beyond as a preacher, retreat leader and writer of a number of widely read books exploring contemporary spirituality. A priest for more than four decades, he conducts a roving ministry of spiritual formation. This event is co-sponsored by St. Mary's Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development in Sewanee, TN.

Dinner: 5:30 p.m., $5 adults, $3 children. Reservations required by October 26.
Program: 6:30-8:00 p.m. $5.
Click here for dinner reservations, or call 615.255.7729.

All Saints Choral Evensong & Organ Concert

Sunday, November 1, 3:30 p.m.

Organ Concert: 3:30pm
Michael Gebhart, Assistant Organist and Choirmaster, Christ Church Cathedral

Choral Evensong: 4:00 p.m.
Sung by the Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Dr. Michael Velting, Canon for Music

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


Sunday, November 1

The next opportunity for Baptism will be Sunday, November 1, at the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Liturgies. If you or your child would like to be baptized, please contact The Rev. Canon Gene B. Manning.

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

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.

St. Luke's Christmas House

It may still be warm outside, but it's time to start thinking about Christmas! Volunteers are needed during October to help register families for gifts. Please contact Christie Bearden or call 615.324.8375 to learn more or to sign up.

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: "Introducing the Episcopal School of Nashville"
Presenter: Harrison Stuart, Head of School

Faith & Family Matters: "Marriage"
Led by Hannah & John Lavey

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


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

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Lectionary readings

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

Order of Worship
Location: The Nave
Celebrant & Preacher: The Very Rev. Timothy E. Kimbrough

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

Order of Worship
Location: The Nave

Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Gene B. Manning
Preacher: The Very Rev. Timothy E. Kimbrough

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

Order of Worship
Location: The Nave
Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Gene B. Manning
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 Thursday 7:15 a.m.
Morning Prayer, Rite II
Location: Chapel

Monday through Thursday 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

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.