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Prayers for the victims of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas

In the wake of the violent event in Las Vegas, our Bishops have encouraged our Cathedral and parishes across ECCT to open their doors and offer prayers as an act of solidarity for the victims of the shooting. On Tuesday, October 3, at 12 noon the Cathedral will be open and our bells will ring in their memory.

If you can, please join us at the Cathedral for an hour of prayer that will follow the ringing. If that is not possible, wherever you may be at noon please take time to send forth your prayers.

Let us also continue our efforts toward the eradication of gun violence in our nation. Please read the statement from our Bishops and also from the Episcopal Coalition of Bishops focused on their important work of Bishops United Against Gun Violence.

May the Lord guide us, strengthen us and bring us peace.

The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell, Dean

Posted on October 3,  2017


September 16 & 17

Join in the centennial celebration! For 100 years, Camp Washington has thrived as a place for exploration, spiritual growth, community, and transformation. Come and honor our past, present, and future as we move into the next century! While our main event begins on Saturday, September 16 at 2 pm, guests may arrive Friday evening and stay through Sunday September 17. Food, fun, worship, and a chance to reconnect with nature, old friends, and Camp Washington!

The schedule of events and to register, click here.

Posted on August 25,  2017

Presiding Bishop reflects on Charlottesville and its reprecussions

In this moment - when the stain of bigotry has once again covered our land, and when hope, frankly, sometimes seems far away, when we must now remember new martyrs of the way of love like young Heather Heyer - it may help to remember the deep wisdom of the martyrs who have gone before. +Continue Reading

A video of the presiding bishop's message is available here.

Posted on August 20,  2017

Statement on Charlottesville Violence

We write to you on this day following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Once again a community in our nation has been torn apart by senseless violence resulting in bloodshed and death. We celebrate and uphold our country’s rights of free speech and assembly. We cannot condone, however, any actions motivated by racism and hate. Each and every one of us is created in the image of God. To believe or act as if one race is of more value in God’s eyes than another is sinful. We stand against such brokenness, hatred and division. And we stand with those who work for peace and justice for all. +Continue Reading

Posted on August 15,  2017

Three-night "Come and See" Revival
Aug. 27-29 in Ridgefield and
Conversation on Evangelism Aug. 29 at the Cathedral in Hartford

Bishop Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford, Church of England, will be the featured speaker for a three-night "Come and See" revival at St. Stephen's, Ridgefield. He will also give a presentation at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford Aug. 29 from 12:30 - 3 p.m. The Hartford event is called, "Sharing Our Faith: Evangelism for a Post-Christendom World." Tickets are $15 and include a light lunch of sandwiches or salad, plus fruit or pasta salad on the side, and bottled water. +Registration and tickets

Posted on August 7,  2017

Breakdancing Shakespeare

This signature teen performance program at Hartford Stage is truly special. Last year's performance was a highlight of my first year in Hartford. Witnessing teen performers dig into Shakespeare's rich language, and then seeing them erupt into exuberant dance - the combination becomes a dynamic art form unto itself, full of energy and passion!.+Continue Reading

Posted on July 29  2017

    Coming Events

Service Bulletin

Weekly Service Bulletin

Annual Convention of ECCT
Greenwich, CT

11/17/2017 - 11/18/2017

Harvest Festival Sunday


In Search of A Prophet
Kahlil Gibram: An Unparalleled Spirituaal
Guide For Our Times


   +Explore other events

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