“The more genuine and the deeper our community becomes, the more will everything else between us recede, the more clearly and purely will Jesus Christ and his work become the one and only thing that is vital between us.”
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christ Church Cathedral has stood in the heart of downtown Nashville for generations, drawing worshipers from all over the city who come together as members of the Body of Christ. In addition to weekday and Sunday worship, there are numerous opportunities to gather for fellowship as a parish and in small groups. The following ministries help nurture bonds of friendship among parishioners of all ages and backgrounds.

Young Adults

To learn about events and gatherings, please join the Cathedral’s Young Adult Facebook page or, for more information, contact the Reverend Matthew Lewis. A calendar of events can be found here.

Men’s Ministry

The men of the parish are invited for monthly breakfast and a talk from one of the men in the parish.  For more information, please contact Shelton Clark.

Women’s Ministry

Through the year, women of Christ Church Cathedral gather for fellowship, study, and retreat. The women of Christ Church Cathedral host an annual weekend gathering away from the church to care for and encourage their connections with God, each other, their loved ones, and the communities where they live and work. They come together as women to consider the unique nature and needs of a woman's divinity.  They make this gathering away from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives as a way of following Jesus’s effective practices for discipleship. Christ calls us to gather with friends to consider, discuss, and celebrate our relationship with God. The hope is that each woman who attends will be made new through engaging with each other, the gospel, natural surroundings, and the Eucharist; and that each will return with a renewed commitment to nurture, nourish, and serve.  To learn more, please contact Katy Sheesley.

Neighborhood Gatherings

Christ Church parishioners are drawn from all over Davidson County and from each neighboring county. A few times a year, therefore, members of the congregation are invited to gatherings with others in their own geographic area. For more information, please contact Terri Edwards.

Foyer Groups

Christ said to his disciples, “for where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Small groups are vital to the life of a congregation as large and diverse as Christ Church Cathedral. Foyer Groups provide an opportunity for parishioners to get to know each other and experience parish life by gathering to talk and share a meal in friendship. Foyer Groups are made up of 8 to 10 randomly assigned parishioners who meet in various locations around Metro Nashville once a month throughout the year.  For more information, please contact Adam Hutson.

Bible Studies

Women's Bible Study, Tuesdays, 7 a.m.
This multi-generational women's bible study always has coffee and tea, and occasionally fruit, scones, and nutrition bars, to help our brains absorb reading material at 7 a.m.! Prayer prior to and at the close of the study is another perk. For more details, contact Jane Boram.

Bible Buddies, Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m. 
This self-led study is a year-round program with the participants directing the books of study. 

Young Adults Bible Challenge, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
The Bible Challenge involves daily reading of the Bible and attendance at weekly meetings on Wednesday evenings through the spring. For more information, contact the Reverend Matthew Lewis

Cathedral book club

The Christ Church Cathedral Book Club (CCC Book Club) welcomes all who love to read and discuss good books.  The club meets at the Diocesan House, 3700 Woodmont Blvd at 7:00 PM.  There is ample, well-lit parking at the building.  The book for each month will be listed on the Programs Calendar. For additional information, please contact Meghan Gwaltney Manrique.