At Christ Church Cathedral, we seek a deeper relationship with God and each other in Jesus Christ through:
We seek to live our faith. We feed our homeless neighbors. We share our gift of music through public concerts. We welcome the LGBTQ community into our family.
And we welcome participation in Community Ministry.
The Community Ministry Committee manages the opportunities and responsibilities of social, political, and ecumenical outreach efforts. It is chaired by a member of Chapter (our governing body) with a shared leadership approach to the many various missions.
Service for the Homeless: We provide outreach to our downtown neighbors currently experiencing homelessness via our Saturday Morning Breakfast and Chapel Hours, the widely distributed Social Services Quick Reference Card directing people to needed professional service providers, numerous personal interactions both on Cathedral property and by “walk-and-talk” tours of our immediate area, and the help of several parishioners during meal hours at the nearby Centenary Church. We also designate an area service provider to receive a portion of Sunday loose-plate offerings, donate to food outreach campaigns, etc.
Magdalene, a Model for the Healing Power of Love: The Cathedral has been home to organizational, fundraising, and volunteer efforts for the Magdalene program, a residential initiative that brings new hope and purpose to women who have survived lives of prostitution, drug addiction, and violence. The Cathedral team is learning ways in which a Magdalene program can be established in St. Louis.
The World Is Our Community: The Cathedral supports the Malawi Nkope Health Clinic Initiative, working with the local Anglican congregation as our outside agency to monitor the program and with parishioner Robert Kamkwalala’s connections, friends, and family in the area.