Christmas at the Cathedral

December 02, 2019
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Christ Church Cathedral invites all to participate in a variety of special events and worship service to mark the season of Advent and celebrate the season of Christmas. 

From quiet reflections to photos with Santa to sharing a meal with our unhoused neighbors, all are invited to be a part of our Cathedral's events in downtown St. Louis this season.

Reflect on the Spirit of Advent with the Dean

Cathedral Dean Kathie Adams-Shepherd invites you to read and pray along with her as she reflects on Paula Gooder's book, "The Meaning is in the Waiting," Paraclete Press, 2009. This book is a volume of reflections, not a how-to manual. "This book aims to persuade you of the virtue of waiting but also to give you food for thought that might contribute to your life of reflection and prayer so that, in the presence of God, you might grow more fully into a way of being that is governed more by waiting than by urgency... changing the focus of our lives from ourselves to God...." page xiv.

Third Annual Neighbors United Holiday Dinner

Saturday, Dec. 14 / 5 p.m.
Christ Church Cathedral

Join us as we bring our unhoused and housed neighbors and parishioners together for a holiday evening of food, fun, fellowship, and mot of all, family. We hope to see you there! Get more info at 787-897-5212 or or

Photos with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 21 / 9 a.m. - noon
Christ Church Cathedral

As part of our ongoing celebration of our 200th year, the Cathedral is sponsoring Photos with Santa in Schuyler Hall. Bring your camera or smart phone and new men's or women's underwear, socks, or canned food items for the Cathedral's outreach ministry for admission. Refreshments will be provided. Download a flyer with more information. 

Services at the Cathedral:

  • Blue Christmas Service
    Tuesday, Dec. 17 / 6 p.m.
  • Hymn Sing and Children's Creche Service
    Tuesday, Dec. 24 / 3:30 p.m.
  • Lessons & Carols
    Tuesday, Dec. 24 / 4 p.m.
  • Christmas Music
    Tuesday, Dec. 24 / 10:30 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve Service
    Tuesday, Dec. 24 / 11 p.m.
  • Christmas Day Worship
    Wednesday, Dec. 25 / 11 a.m.
  • Confluence New Year's Eve Taize Service
    Tuesday, Dec. 31 / 5:30 p.m.


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