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.

All Saints' Choral Evensong & Organ Concert

Sunday, November 2, 3:30pm

Organ Concert: 3:30pm
Jason Overall, St. James Episcopal Church, Knoxville, TN

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

Healing Images:

Aa Discussion of the Transformative Power of the Psyche

Wednesday, November 5
6:30pm - Reception
7:00-8:30pm - Presentation

Gretchen Watts, a certified member of the International Society of Sandplay Therapists, will share the story of a client's journey from suffering to wholeness and peace through therapy. Click HERE to learn more.

Bishop's Barbeque

Thursday, November 6, 6:30pm

Come for delicious barbeque at St. Luke's Community House and help honor one of their longest serving volunteers, Shirley Lechleiter!  Cost is $15 per person, $150 for a table of ten. The event is sponsored by Dorothy Cate and Thomas F. Frist Foundation. St. Luke's Community House is located at 5601 New York Ave. If you have questions, please email Lee Anne Wills.

First Friday

Friday, November 7, 6pm

Creative Tension: Ancient & Modern: This First Friday will explore the link between tradition and creativity; the interplay between things ancient and things modern that lies at the heart of Christian worship. Through liturgy, music, dance, and film, the congregation is invited into a space of creative tension to glimpse the beauty and goodness of God.  A reception will follow the Liturgy. Childcare provided.

Evening Prayer

Accompanied by the Music of the Taize Community

Sunday, November 9, 6pm
A quiet, meditative and reflective style of worship, using music, simple chanting, periods of silence and brief readings. A special way to worship God and to quiet the soul.

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.

Women's Get-Together

Thursday, November 20, 5:30-7pm

Cathedral women of all ages and all interests are invited to a "Happy Hour" at the home of Mary Hance, 3600 Richland Ave. Bring a drink of your choice or an appetizer. Click HERE to learn more.

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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

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



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. On November 9, brunch will be at Mad Platter, 1239 6th Ave. N. at 1pm. Visit the Young Adults Facebook page for details.

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.

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 Stacey Nebel 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 2 

Sunday Forum
Faith & Science: "How does my work inform my faith? How does my faith inform my work?
Led by Researchers and Surgeon Beth Jones, Elizabeth Johnson and Jay Wellons
(Parish Hall)

Topics for Christian Reflection
"Anglican Poets" T.S. Eliot, Part III
Led by the Rev. Joshua Caler
(Cathedral Annex Building)

Faith & Family Matters
Class will not meet on November 2

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

The Sunday after All Saints' Day

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Lectionary readings: Click HERE

Holy Eucharist, Rite I

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

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

11:00am* This event will be webcast LIVE on
Solemn Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

Preacher: The Rev. Joshua M. Caler

3:30pm Organ Concert: Jason Overall

Solemn Choral Evensong

with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Location: The Nave

*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: 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.