Letter from the Bishops of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut

Dear Companions in Christ:   It is with great joy and anticipation that we share with you that 2019 marks the first 100th anniversary of Christ Church in Hartford as the Cathedral for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.    Christ Church in Hartford was founded as a parish in 1762 and the current building was erected/consecrated in 1828. In 1919 our Annual Convention designated Christ Church as our diocesan Cathedral - the only cathedral in Connecticut that serves the entire state.   Each of us, by virtue of our baptism, are sent as apostles into the world to participate in God's mission. The Constitution and Statutes of Christ Church Cathedral underscores that every Episcopalian in Connecticut is a member of our Cathedral. Our Cathedral is thus a primary resource for all of us to join more faithfully in the mission of God while also serving as the seat for the Bishops of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.    As we celebrate the first 100 years of our Cathedral, "Connecticut's Cathedral," we invite you to join us in a series of mission activities that will be held throughout 2019. We ask that you mark your calendars for a special Cathedral Centennial Anniversary celebration on the Saturday of our diocesan Annual Convention, October 26, 2019. More information will follow.    Please join us for this celebratory journey of joy and possibility as we look ahead to our Cathedral's next 100 years of service to the mission of God.    Faithfully,
The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas                      Bishop Diocesan                                   
The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens   Bishop Suffragan