Worship Times

Sunday Mornings

8:00am Eucharist (Rite I)

11:00am Eucharist (Rite II) with Choir


8:00am Eucharist in Sisters' Chapel

followed by Community Breakfast

Second Thursday

12:00 noon at Sister's Altar in the Nave
(Second Thursday of Each Month)

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Christian Formation

Doors are Open Everywhere!

Sunday, Decmber 8th: Advent II

Children: St. Nicholas Day in the Undercroft

Adult Formation: Introduction to Islam with Dr. Bashar Shala 10 am Martyrs' Hall

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Click here for Fall Adult Formation Schedule

Social Justice & Community Engagement

Social Justice & Outreach is a hallmark of ministry at St. Mary's.  From Wednesday Eucharist and Breakfast to Walk with 901 to Pop-Top Ministry to the Servant Ministry Team, we have a variety of programs and events that work to bring the Kingdom of God alive.

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Music Ministry

The Cathedral has a long tradition of musical excellence, and our worship and music reflect this while being flexible to remain vibrant and living. Our music is rooted in the great Anglican choral tradition while we sing joyfully from other traditions. The Choir is comprised of volunteers and paid section leaders.  

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Memphis Camerata Christmas Concert

Friday, December 13th at 7 pm in the nave. Conducted by Artistic Director Matthew Bowlin

The Camerata maintains a tradition of excellence in choral singing, is a vital part of the arts and enriches our community through singing, volunteerism and choral music education. The Men's and Women's Ensembles perform individually and together, adding diversity and a distinctiveness to this holiday program.

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Third Sunday in Advent

Sunday, December 15th Advent III

Hospitality Hour: Practicing for Christmas* “Winter” day. Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, Winter Wonderland and Chestnuts Roasting will set the snowy mood.

* Practicing for Christmas Advent is a period of preparation for the birth of Christ. The hymns sung during the 11 a.m. Eucharist tell of the coming as told by the shepherd’s stories and the songs sung by the Angels. Yet, all around us Christmas carols and Yuletide is already in full celebration mode. We are adding a 10-minute musical portion to the Social time in Martyrs’ Hall following the 11 a.m. Eucharist to bring some early Christmas tidings into Advent time at the cathedral.

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Inquirers' Class 2020

December 01, 2019

Do you have questions about the Episcopal Church? Is it time for you or one of your family members to be confirmed in the Episcopal Church? 

Classes begin January 26th, 2020 and run through every Sunday until March 1st with Bishop Phoebe Roaf's Visit for Confirmation/Reaffirmation/Reception on March 1st, 2020.

The class takes place in the Sisters' Chapel.

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For more information, contact Canon Patrick Williams: pwilliams@stmarysmemphis.org or Interim Dean Laura F. Gettys: lgettys@stmarysmemphis.org

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Parish Survey Results from the Dean Search Committee

November 20, 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Parish Survey last month. We had a great response, and the candor and insights are most helpful as we move forward. Here’s a brief summary of the findings; for more detailed results, click here.

  • We successfully delivered 502 surveys; of those 160 were returned for a return rate of 32 percent. 

  • Overall, 87 percent of parishioners rated their general sentiment about St. Mary’s as either Very or Somewhat Favorable. 95 percent said St. Mary’s fulfills its mission statement Very Well or Somewhat Well. More than 80 percent of respondents said the overall atmosphere is either Very Joyous or Somewhat Joyous.

  • The three most cited strengths of St. Mary’s were the music ministry, the building/physical edifice, and the diversity of the congregation and its community outreach. However, even though the building and the community outreach are seen as strengths, both drew unfavorable responses as well. “Building Maintenance” and “Achieving a Better Balance Between Congregation and Community” were frequently cited as “areas of potential change.”

  • The state of St. Mary’s finances emerged in this survey as the area of greatest current concern. When asked to list what St. Mary’s should change, financial health was one cited most often. 

  • In the survey question asking for input on qualities needed by a new dean, Management/Administrative/Business Skills/Organized ranked among the top five qualities. Other qualities include New Direction, New Ideas, New Energy as well as Friendly and Compassionate. 

For more information or questions, please contact Dr. Jerry Harber, Dean Search Committee Chair jerry.harber@gmail.com

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