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!

Adult Formation:

TODAY Sunday, Nov 24th 10 am: 

  • Martyrs’ Hall Moms Against Gun Violence with Kat McRitchie 
  • Sisters’ Chapel: Fall Bible Study Who Do You Say I Am? with Rev. Jerry Harber (ongoing series)
  • Undercroft: Flannery O’Connor series with Pat Kelly

Click here for Children and Youth Classes and Programs!

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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Events

Polish the Pulpit with the Altar Guild

As we prepare our hearts for Advent and Christmas, the Altar Guild will prepare the Cathedral when we Polish the Pulpit on Saturday, Nov 23rd 9 am -12 pm. All are welcome to help prepare the altar for these holy seasons. Cleaning supplies will provided.

For more info, contact Carol Harber: cjharber64@gmail.com  

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First Sunday in Advent

Sunday, December 1st: Advent I

10 am Advent Wreath Making in Martyrs’ Hall during the formation hour ($25 per kit)

Hospitality Hour: Practicing for Christmas “Pop day” with Elvis’s Blue Christmas, Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree and others made popular by Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Dean Martin!

* 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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St. Mary's 101

Ever wondered about the stained glass windows? Want to know more about our magnificent building and its history? Would you like a guided tour of our facilities? 


Join us on on Sunday, December 1st--and every first Sunday of the month--immediately following the 11am service, for St. Mary's 101. St. Mary's 101 is led by extremely knowledgeable St. Mary's laypersons as well as clergy. This brief tour will familiarize you with fun and significant facts about the history of St. Mary's Cathedral!

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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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Generations of Generosity: Commitment 2020

October 15, 2019

Commitment 2020 is wrapping up! 

You are invited: 

Stewardship Gratitude Dinner

Please join us on Tuesday, November 19th 5:30-7:30 pm at the Cathedral


Come celebrate the abundance and generosity that we wonderfully have together at St. Mary's! There is much to give thanks for as we conclude the Stewardship 2020 season. 


We will enjoy a delicious meal of roasted rosemary pork tenderloin, yeast rolls, glazed baby carrots, mixed green salad, finished off with a caramel apple cake!


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If you have not yet had the opportunity to turn in your pledge card, please contact: Pat Kelly, Stewardship Chair patcasskelly@gmail.com 901.262.4534


RSVP required to Allison Musick (amusick@stmarysmemphis.org) by Wednesday, November 13th


Nursery care available; please register with Kenyetta Thompson Powell by November 13th: kthompson@stmarysmemphis.org 901.779.9279

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