“Let all guests who arrive be received like Christ, for He is going to say, ‘I came as a guest, and you received Me’ -Matthew 25:35
Visitors and Newcomers
Peace and welcome to you! Christ Church Cathedral, an Episcopal Church in the heart of Nashville, is the seat of the Bishop of Tennessee and a vibrant parish eager to welcome guests, visitors, and newcomers. You—visitors and residents of Nashville—are daily in our prayers.
Since 1829, Christ Church has borne witness to the Good News of God in Christ in downtown Nashville. Through prayer, service, discipleship, and friendship, this community seeks to proclaim the Gospel by word and example, seeking and serving Christ in all persons. As both a parish and a cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral strives to pray daily for the Bishop, promote the flourishing of the Diocese of Tennessee, nurture the faith of more than 2,000 communicants, and foster the common good in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
If you are new to Nashville, new to the Episcopal church, or new to both, please take a moment and register your interest in Christ Church Cathedral here. In addition, spend some time on this website to learn about the mission and values of the Cathedral congregation, the history of the Cathedral, and familiarize yourself with Cathedral clergy.
We invite you to worship with us on Sunday and throughout the week. Anyone sitting near you will be happy to answer questions about worship at Christ Church Cathedral and opportunities for fellowship, education, and servant ministry.
Please also consider stopping by during the week to pray or to simply admire our beautiful worship space. Learn about our historic church and its congregation here.
Families and Children
Christ Church Cathedral is home to hundreds of families from across Middle Tennessee. Childcare is provided at all major events throughout the week as well as during our Sunday liturgies. The receptionist will be pleased to direct you to the Cathedral’s nursery, located in the Undercroft (basement level, immediately below the Parish Hall).
A full complement of Christian Education classes is offered each Sunday for children, youth, and adults. Please consult the Christian Formation section of this site or contact Caroline Bauerschmidt for more details.
Life at the Cathedral
Friendship is essential to the Christian life. Christ Church Cathedral seeks to foster the bonds of affection among the congregation as members of Christ’s Body. You will find multiple ministries for fellowship that nurture life together, as well as many outstanding programs and events that bring us together throughout the year.
The Cathedral community is active in the ministry of outreach, supporting numerous local and international not-for-profit organizations as they work for the common good.
All members of the Christ Church Cathedral community have access to guidance, support, pastoral care, and sacramental ministry during times of sickness, need, or transition, both from the clergy and from others in the community. Learn more about pastoral care including healing ministries and ministries for the homebound.