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Jazz Mass celebration at the Cathedral

Join us for Jazz Mass and Celebration of new ministry for our Region Missionary.
Sunday July 16 @ 10:30 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral. 45 Church Street, Hartford CT.+Continue Reading

Posted on July 10,  2017

A Letter To ECCT From Bishop Laura J. Ahrens On The Announcement That She Is A Candidate For Election As The 11th Bishop Of The Episcopal Diocese Of Delaware

May 6, 2017 - Today the Diocese of Delaware announced their slate of candidates for their 11th Diocesan Bishop. I am humbled and honored that my name appears on that list. The election will be July 15, 2017. Click here to read more about the Election.

When the Diocese of Delaware announced that they were searching for a new Bishop Diocesan, I could hear God inviting me to try on this calling. I was born in Wilmington, Delaware and wondered whether God might be calling me to return to the state of my birth as a leader with them in the Jesus Movement.

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Posted on May 10,  2017

Coalition Against Casino Expansion

Dean Howell spoke at the state Capitol in opposition of a third casino in Connecticut. She spoke of the potential impact on famlies and most specifically the harm it can cause to the children in the community.

Posted on January 28, 2017

Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence

Greetings to you, advocate of social justice here in Connecticut!!

We are writing to you as a clergy leader or a subscriber to the Social Justice and Advocacy eNews, which the Social Justice & Advocacy Committee of the Diocese of Connecticut used to publish. Times change! The Committee is now the Social Justice & Advocacy Ministry Network, one of many ministry networks emerging in The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT).+Continue Reading

Posted on January 10, 2017

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Service Bulletin

Weekly Service Bulletin

Jazz Mass

Joint service with several parishes from across ECCT Ross Tucker and the Hot Cat Jazz Band

July 16 - 10:00 A.M.

Parish Picnic

8/5/2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

Chapter Meeting


Blessing of Animals


Homecoming and The Canon Jones Award Ceremony


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A Messsage from our Bishops

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Sermon to the 232nd Annual Convention of ECCT
Grapevine 1
The Grapevine Newsletter

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

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

Church 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 historic 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 restrooms 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. Jilda Aliotta
Chair of Parish Committee
Mr. Robert Coykendall
Ms. Carlene Taylor
Assistant Treasurer
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