The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Congregational Life

Word To Your Mother

Canon Lauren Holder will facilitate a book study every other month intentionally geared toward busy, busy moms. We will cover a range of topics, including parenting, marriage, women’s spirituality, faith at home, and friendship. While this group is specifically designed for moms, it is open to all women. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, July 10 and our first book will be Brene Brown’s Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead. Find your copy of Rising Strong in the Cathedral Book Store, or download it on Audible today!

General Convention 2018

General Convention begins its 2018 gathering next week, when lay and clergy representatives from every diocese of the Episcopal Church will meet in Austin, Texas. As the governing body of The Episcopal Church, the General Convention is a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies (lay and clergy) and the House of Bishops. Dean Sam Candler and Cathedral member Beth King are both part of the Diocese of Atlanta’s deputation. For more information from them and other deputies, go to For more on the General Convention at large, or to watch worship and legislative sessions live July 5-13, go to

Wednesday Nights on the Lawn

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us Wednesday evenings starting April 25 on the Lanier House Lawn for an old fashioned community picnic. Feel free to bring your own food and beverage or enjoy something from one of our vendors. Options will include market favorites: S&J's Woodfired Pizza, Good Food Kitchen (street tacos), and King of Pops. The Cathedral will also host our own food booth “Hot Diggity Dogs,” which will offer a variety of kid friendly meals. Hot dogs are $2 each and come with a glass of lemonade. Spring hours will be 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. See you on the lawn!

Newcomers Social Hour

Newcomers and new-ish-comers are invited to gather for a special social gathering on Sunday, May 6, at 5 p.m. in the Gould Room. This is always a newcomer favorite, with guests from different affinity groups to help plug folks in. I’m a newcomer too! And eager to get to know you better. Come enjoy some snacks and beverages procured by our doting Newcomer Committee. Come alone or bring a friend. Come comfortably or dressed to impress. Come to Evensong before (Canon Wallace Marsh’s last Evensong!) or just come to the Gould Room. But come see us and let us toast our collective newness.

Diocesan Pilgrimage

A pilgrimage-study week in Avila, Spain, based on the life and writings of St. John of the Cross, will be led by the Rev. Isaías Rodríguez, the Diocese of Atlanta’s canon for Hispanic ministries. From October 22-31, pilgrims will be based at the Carmelite International Center of Teresian and Sanjaunistic Studies in Avila. Visits to holy places in the lives of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila are planned. To obtain a brochure and for more information, contact Canon Rodriguez, or 404-707-1217

Information Desk Volunteers Needed

Perhaps you have noticed the light is always ON at the Information Desk in the Atrium, signifying that the Cathedral is always open and welcoming. Volunteers staff the desk, now referred to as the Welcome Center, to extend greetings to parishioners and visitors, providing information and direction. Additionally, general calls coming into the Cathedral are answered here and directed as needed. Join this fun ministry by contacting Ivory Richardson, or 404-365-1037.

February 4 is Scout Sunday

Scout Sunday celebrates the founding of the Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910. In 2018, the Cathedral’s Boy Scout Troop 74 is also celebrating its own 67th birthday. It is a tradition for the Scouts of Troop 74 to observe Scout Sunday on February 4 by worshiping with their families and serving as ushers at the 8:45 a.m. service. All Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Scout leaders are invited to join this service in uniform, regardless of their troop or pack affiliation.