Worship Times

Sunday Mornings

8:00am Eucharist (Rite I)

11:00am Eucharist (Rite II) with Choir

Wednesdays

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, February 16th: 

Martyrs’ HallExploring Concepts of Diversity in Divine Representation with Laryn Kragt-Bakker 

Undercroft --Patten Room (note location change) Dr. Jerry's Harber's class resumes with the Epiphany series: Opening Ourselves to the Holy Spirit

Sundays through March 1st: Sisters' Chapel: Inquirers' Class Culminates with the Bishop's class and visit on Sunday, March 1st for confirmation, reception, reaffirmation and baptism. Click here for more info. 

Click here for the full Spring 2020 Formation Line-up!
 

Click here for Children and Youth Classes and Programs!

Click here for Spring 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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Events

LeMoyne-Owen College Choir Concert

Sunday, February 23rd 4pm The Choir serves as classical vocal ensemble of LeMoyne College (1862), and Owen College (1947). Their merger in 1968 joined these two historic, private, church-related colleges in the higher education of black students in the mid-south. Gavin Wigginson, director

Free and open to the public!

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Shrove Tuesday Party

Tuesday, February 25th, 2019 5 pm

CATHEDRAL UNDERCROFT

New Orleans Jazz provided by Jeremy Shrader Band

Dinner of fried chicken, red beans & rice, sides, beverages and desserts

Voodoo punch cash bar

Youth games/activities

For more information, contact Kenyetta Thompson Powell: kthompson@stmarysmemphis.org or 901.779.9279

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Bishop Phoebe Visit

The Inquirer's Class concludes Sunday, March 1st, 2020 at 10 am in the nave with the Bishop's Forum--all are welcome!


Confirmation/Reaffirmation/Reception will take place during the 11 am Eucharist. 

A festive reception during hospitality hour will honor the confirmands and their families.

Click here for information on the Inquirers' Class beginning Sunday, January 26th, 2020.

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

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News

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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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.

Click here for more information and class schedule.

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

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