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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Scripture, Saints & Song

Thursdays, 4pm

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.
January 22 & 29
February 5, 12 & 19


Annual Parish Meeting and Vestry Election

Sundays, Jan. 25 & Feb. 1

The Christ Church Vestry is responsible for the lay leadership of our parish, and for deciding how our financial gifts will be utilized. The Annual Parish Meeting will begin on January 25 at 9:30am with an introduction of the nominees, and will conclude on February 1 at 10:45am. Voting stations will be open on both Sundays. Click HERE to learn more. Click HERE to learn about the nominees.

Lynne Davis, Organ

Sunday, February 1, 4pm

International concert organist Lynne Davis will perform at the Cathedral on February 1, 2015. Designated a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Ms. Davis lived for some 30 years in France. She and her late husband, Pierre Firmin-Didot, were instrumental in organizing the famous 1992 exhibition and recording of Les Orgues de Paris (The Organs of Paris). The concert is jointly presented by Christ Church Cathedral and the Nashville chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Click HERE to learn more.

Forum with Nashville Mayoral Candidates

Sunday, February 8, 3pm

A forum with Nashville mayoral candidates will be held at Christ Church Cathedral. The forum will begin with candidates' responses to a prompt from the forum steering committee. Candidates will then be asked pre-selected questions submitted by forum attendees. Following adjournment, candidates will be available for 30 minutes for individual or small group conversation and follow-up. Participating candidates include at-large Metro Council member Megan Barry, attorney Charles Robert Bone, auto dealer Kenneth Eaton, former Metro School Board chairman David Fox, real estate developer Bill Freeman, charter school founder Jeremy Kane, and businesswoman Linda Eskind Rebrovik. Click HERE to learn more.

Lenten Symposium

February 13-15, 2015

Discipleship in a Sick Society

Dr. Ellen Davis will examine Matthew's Gospel, with its particular emphasis on the life of discipleship, against the background of the challenges faced by Jewish Christians in the Greco-Roman world. This was a world in some way like our own, characterized by acute social inequities, violence, militarism, and hunger, both physical and spiritual. Reservations are required. Click HERE to learn more and to make reservations.

Solemn Choral Evensong & Organ Concert

Sunday, February 22, 3:30pm

Organ Concert: 3:30pm
Elizabeth Smith, Accompanist for the Nashville Symphony Chorus

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.

Icon Writing Workshop

February 23-27, 8:30am-4:30pm

Iconographer Theresa Harrison will reprise her popular icon-writing workshop. Beginners are welcome and artistic ability is not a prerequisite, as icon writing is less a creative process and more an attempt to reveal a spiritual reality. Click HERE to learn more.

Wednesday Evening Dinner & Program

Wednesdays, Feb. 25 - March 25, 6:30pm

The Instrument for Telling God's Story: Flannery O'Connor's Vision for the Writer
Victor Judge will lead an exploration of three of Flannery O'Connor's short stories in order to construct her "theology of writing as an incarnational art." Click HERE to learn more. 

Dinner: 5:30pm. Suggested donation 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

Women's Retreat

February 27-March 1, 2015

Stress Less, Love Better: Discovering How Anxiety Shapes Our Roles and Relationships
Plan now to attend the 2015 Women's Retreat in beautiful Montgomery Bell State Park, for fellowship, relaxation and fun! Sessions will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Zagatta-Allison. Registration is open and the space is limited, so please sign up ASAP! Sign up online HERE. Click HERE to learn more, or contact Becca Ingle, Susie Ries, or Glenda Chambers. Click HERE to download the brochure.

Watercolor Workshop

March 2-6

Artist Susie Ries will lead a watercolor workshop from 9:00 to 2:00 each day. No previous experience is necessary. Class size is limited, and preregistration is required. Register by email to Susie Ries. Click HERE to confirm your place via Paypal.

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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 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


Islam Book Study

Begins Sunday, January 18, 9:45am

This Sunday school class will introduce parishioners to the religion and culture of Islam. Daniel Schafer, professor of history at Belmont University, will serve as instructor for the course. Participants are asked to purchase An Introduction to Islam by David Waines (second edition, Cambridge University Press, 2003). Click HERE to learn more.

BJ Heyboer


Please welcome our new seminarian, BJ Heyboer. She is a postulant for the priesthood from the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan, and is currently a middler at The School of Theology at the University of the South. Click HERE to learn more.

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. 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.

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, January 25

Adult Forum
"Origins of Life in the Universe: Physical Perspective"
Led by Dr. Keivan Stassun

Centering Prayer
"Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening", by Cynthia Bourgeault



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

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Lectionary readings: Click HERE

9:30am* This event will be webcast LIVE on
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Location: The Nave

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

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: 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.