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May the peace of God which passes all understanding be with you, your loved ones and this nation today and always. In the light of the recent tragedies in Baton Rouge, Minnesota and Dallas, I invite you to join me on Sunday, July 10, following our 10 am service for a time of prayer, conversation and reflection about the current state of affairs in our nation.+Continue Reading
Posted on July 9, 2016

Assault on Freedom - A Message From Our Bishops

Another tragedy has impacted the very fabric of our society. Innocent lives have been lost as a result of hatred and inadequate gun control policies. I invite your individual prayers for the victims of the shooting in Orlando. We will have an opportunity to pray collectively within the next few days in the context of our Sunday worship. Please read the letter from our Bishops, inviting us to respond to this tragedy, and to the overall gun violence issue, in prayers and actions. .+Continue Reading
Posted on June 13, 2016

Our Dean Has Been Named a Chaplain to the House of Bishops!

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, has named our Dean as one of the two new chaplains who will serve the House of Bishops. The House of Bishops is made up of all bishops of the Episcopal Church, active or retired.+Continue Reading
Posted on June3, 2016

Michael J. Southwick, ESQ. Elected at Chapter as Chancellor to Christ Church Cathedral

The Cathedral Chapter elected Michael J. Southwick, ESQ. as the Cathedral's Chancellor on April 26, 2016. Mr. Southwick has represented a wide range of entities including commercial and investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds, insurance companies, not-for-profit and for profit corporations in a variety of corporate governance matters, contractual and structured financing transactions including drafting, negotiating and general legal advice.
Mr. Southwick will work closely with Chapter and the Governance sub-committee with guidance on a new framework to revise the constitution on which the Cathedral will operate.
Posted on April 27, 2016

Bishop Ian T. Douglas Leads Chapter Members In Brainstorming Session On The Life And Vision Of Our Cathedral

Bishop Douglas addressed Cathedral Chapter members during the quarterly meeting held on April 26. The meeting focused primarily on the four groups formed during brainstorming sessions held at the day-long retreat session last January at Camp Washington. The Chapter is currently focusing on four areas of work:
  • Cathedral Congregations
  • Governance
  • Engageing The City and The World
  • Sent Into The World (ECCT - TEC & and Beyond)
Posted on April 27, 2016

Recipient of the Ninth Annual Canon Jones Award

Dr. Dorothy Asch, is an inspiring and amazing person, who has had a lengthy vocation of service to God and Church. She lived ahead of her time and devoted much of her life to the theological education and spiritual formation of children. At the age of 94, Dr. Asch has touched the lives of many children over the decades and was in many ways a brave pioneer who paved the way for the women who followed... +Continue Reading
Posted on April 23, 2016

Members of Cathedral Congregations arrives at Trinity Episcopal Church Lime Rock for Eurcharist/Misa Worship and Luncheon

Approximately 40 members of the Cathedral congregations participated, being sent as apostles to Trinity. Leaders from Trinity and the Cathedral shared participation in every aspect of the service. Following the service both communities engaged in conversation and fellowship...  +Continue Reading
Posted on April 18, 2016

Bishop Ian T. Douglas at Opening Service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross Lusaka, Zimbia

The ACC meets every two or three years and its present policy is to meet in different parts of the world. Since it began there have been fifteen meetings of the Council. The last meeting ACC-15 was held in Auckland New Zealand from 27th October and 7th November 2012. ACC-16 is taking place in Lusaka, Zambia between 8-19 April 2016. +Continue Reading
Posted on April 14, 2016

Installation of The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell, Dean

The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell became the first Hispanic woman to be a cathedral dean in the Episcopal Church when she was installed last February as the 10th dean of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. +Continue Reading
Posted on April 14, 2016

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Joining God In The Neighborhood Workshop

9/24/2016 - 9:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

Homecoming Service

10/2/2016 - 10:30 a.m.

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About the Cathedral


Cathedral Discernment Report

Christ Church Cathedral embarked in a discernment journey of 18 months to answer pivotal questions such as what it is a Cathedral in the 21 Century? Does the Episcopal Church in Connecticut needs a Cathedral? If so, is Christ Church at the Corner of Church and Main up to live into a new vision?

A Task Force appointed by Bishop Douglas led our discernment process. On November 2015, a final discernment report was presented to the Annual Convention of The Episcopal Church in Connecticut. Christ Church Cathedral was reaffirmed as the Cathedral of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut... +Continue Reading

State Of The Cathedral Report 2015

At our 2015 Annual Meeting our Dean, the Very Rev. Miguelina Howell addressed the Cathedral Congregation, presenting an overview of our current participation in God’s mission as well as opportunities and challenges we face as we seek to serve as a resource for the formation of apostles in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut... +Continue Reading

The Work Of Our Cathedral Chapter

Our governing body, the Cathedral Chapter is living into our new vision. Currently, the Chapter is supporting our participation in God’s mission in four main areas:

  • Cathedral Congregations
  • Cathedral Governance
  • Engaging the City
  • Sent into the World (ECCT- TEC)

To learn more about the work of Chapter, please contact our Dean, the Very Rev. Miguelina Howell at lina.howell@cccathedral.org.  The most recent Chapter meeting minutes and packages are available...+Explore    

Sent Into The World

Our Cathedral serves as a resource for the formation of apostles in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. This is done in a variety of ways, from providing space for worship and mission at Church By The Pond to sponsoring and hosting missional experiments across the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.+Explore

Chruch Street Eats

Our Cathedral‘s feeding program is one of the largest in the Greater Hartford Area. We participate in God’ mission by providing support to our brothers and sisters in need. +Explore


Church By The Pond

Based on Boston's "Common Cathedral" model, we don't wait for people to find us. Instead, we set up our altar in a highly visible public setting. Our mission is to bring the good news of Jesus Christ’s love and salvation to the all people.

Our Cathedral Congregations

The Cathedral congregations represent a diverse, multicultural and multilingual community. Our Cathedral congregations are comprised of four worshipping communities, each with distinctive identity and characteristics... +Continue Reading

Participating in God’s Mission

Each and every one of us, by virtue of our baptism, is indeed included in that great mission of God to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.

Bishop Ian T. Douglas

   Participating in God's Mission


8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist in English

10:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist in English

12:30 a.m. - La Misa/Holy Eucharist in Spanish


12 noon - Holy Eucharist


2:00 p.m. - Holy Eucharist, Church by the Pond in Hartford's Bushnell Park along Jewell Street +Explore

All are welcome. Our diverse congregation comes from the Greater Hartford region to worship, pray, serve and learn together in an urban community. The episcopal church is a safe place where different points of view,  as well as questions are welcomed as part of our sacred space, where others are inspired by our worship and music, and still others are nourished by being part of a community of believers in Jesus Christ.  Our faith is based on Scripture, tradition and reason.

We hope this visit to our website  will encourage you to visit us in person. As Jesus said, "Come and see." Come and see what God is doing in and through our ministries.

There is a place for all of God's people here.


About Us

The Cathedral serves as resource for apostleship as we participate in God’s mission of restoration and reconciliation in the city of Hartford, the Episcopal Church in Connecticut and in the world...+Continue Reading


Christ Church Cathedral is a histroic church located at the heart of the city of Hartford... +Continue Reading


Lay and ordained leaders work in collaboration to support our Cathedral and the wider community to participate in God’s mission and serve all God’s people.

Cathedral Staff

Cathedral staff are at the heart of our ogoing effort in participation of God's mission. Please view our staff page to learn what each one does.+Explore


Watch selected videos from our Youtube channel. +Watch Now


Our Cathedral is accessible to all persons with disabilities. The Cathedral's Main Street entrance has a ramp, and there is an elevator lift providing access to a unisex restroom.
The Cathedral House also has an elevator and has accessible bathrooms on the basement and second floors. The accessible entrance is in the alleyway between the Cathedral and Cathedral House.




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Participating in God’s Mission

Christ Church Cathedral has embarked on a new chapter in its history as an empowerer and nurturer of our apostolic calling to share Christ’s love with the world.

The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, Bishop Suffragan

Cathedral Leadership

Teamwork is the ability to work as a group toward a common vision, even if that vision becomes extremely blurry.

The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas
Bishop Diocesan
The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens
Bishop Suffragan
The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell
Mr. Michael J. Southwick, ESQ.
Ms. Lucy Groening
Chair of Parish Committee
Mr. Robert Coykendall
Ms. Carlene Taylor
Assistant Treasurer
Mr. Daniel Kingman
The Rev. Heidi Truax
Assistant Secretary




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Participating in God's Mission!

Our Cathedral models and empowers of our apostolic calling to share Christ's love with the world. I am excited about new connections emerging all around connecticut which our Cathedral is nurturing.

image01 The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens | Bishop Suffragan

Participating in God's Mission!

We in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut are increasingly embracing, as the vocation of this Cathedral is that it be a resource for our apostolic call to go in God’s mission, following Jesus, into the neighborhood, traveling lightly.

image01 The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas | Bishop Diocesan

I am very aware of some of the differences that may be among us with regard to the best ways to follow the call of Jesus through our public advocacy. And we must always be respectful of and loving toward one another on this.

image01 The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry | Presiding Bishop

Each and every one of us, by virtue of our baptism, is indeed included in that great mission of God to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ

image01 The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas | Bishop Diocesan

As the cathedral embarks on a new chapter with the collaborative and faithful leadership of Lina Howell as dean, I see abundant opportunities for the episcopal church in Connecticut to engage with our cities and local contexts in new ways.

image01The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens | Bishop Suffragan

In baptism we are empowered to be agents of God’s mission of restoration and reconciliation in the world. Baptism is our commission, co-mission, to be about God’s mission in the world

image01 The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas | Bishop Diocesan