Pledging your time and talents How can I get more involved?
There are many volunteer opportunities to choose from.
If the drama of the Liturgy interests you, information on serving as a reader, acolyte, Lay Eucharistic Minster, Lay Healing Minister or if you'd rather work behind the scenes as flower arranger or a member of the altar guild, information can be found HERE
Information about Outreach, Breakfast Ministry, Noel Night, New Year's Day Feast etc.. can be found HERE
Baptisms and Confirmations
2012 - 2013 Baptismal Dates are:
Sunday, November 4, 2012 - All Saints' Sunday
Sunday, January 13, 2013 - Feast of Our Lord's Baptism
Saturday, March 30, 2013 - Great Vigil of Easter
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - Pentecost
Anyone wishing to be baptized or have their child baptized please speak to one of the clergy or contact the Cathedral office at least two weeks in advance of the dates above at (313) 831-5000). When contacting the Cathedral Office please ask for Susan.
Confirmation is regularly held at the Cathedral as a part of the Great Vigil of Easter - the Easter Eve service on Saturday evening - and presided over by the Rt. Rev'd Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr., the Bishop of the Diocese of Michigan. People interested in being Confirmed should contact the Cathedral office at (313) 831-5000, and again ask for Susan.
The Episcopal Church considers the Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage to be a Sacrament, and further, one that is rightly experienced in the midst of the Community of Faith -- the bride and groom are not the only ones who make vows in the service. Because of this understanding of the Sacrament of Marriage, the Cathedral does not function as a public wedding chapel.
The Episcopal Church requires that at least one of the individuals being married be baptized, and premarital preparation is required. If there have been previous marriages for either person there may be additional requirements. Members of the congregation are welcome to hold their wedding at the Cathedral following the appropriate guidelines. Prospective couples who are not Cathedral members are welcome to come and explore whether the Cathedral is the right spiritual home for you, and to investigate becoming a part of the Cathedral congregation. One of the of the clergy would gladly discuss this with you. Please contact the Cathedral Office to schedule an appointment.
Other Episcopalians, active in congregations in the Diocese of Michigan, may make arrangements, subject to approval, to have their wedding at the Cathedral with their own congregation's clergy officiating.
All weddings at the Cathedral are conducted according the liturgy and canons of the Episcopal Church. For more information please contact the Cathedral Office at (313) 831-5000.
In addition to meetings and preparation with the clergy of the Cathedral, a member of the Cathedral’s wedding guild meets with prospective engaged couples to help them insure that their wedding goes smoothly and that all plans are consistent with the Cathedral’s practice and traditions.
Please contact the Cathedral Office at (313) 831-5000 and ask for one of the clergy or for Susan, our Office Administrator and Assistant to the Dean.
Download the PDF of our Photo Policy
THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. PAUL
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul is a privately owned and operated non-profit (ecclesiastical)
organization that receives no federal or national church funding. The Cathedral, including the
works of art adorning the Cathedral and its grounds, are protected by copyright. The Cathedral
reserves all rights to the reproduction, public distribution, public display, and usage, in any
medium, of representations of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, including but not limited to
photography, video, and artistic renderings. Any publication or public display, including all
forms of electronic and digital/social media, of any such image of The Cathedral Church of St.
Paul, whether in whole or in part, is subject to the prior written approval of the Dean of the
Cathedral or his/her designee.
withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs taken on
During Your Visit
Still photography is permitted for private, non-commercial use only in the Cathedral’s spaces
devoted to touring. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed,
or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever. Photography is not permitted
during worship services or events. Tripods and/or freestanding lighting equipment are not
permitted without special arrangements (see below).
Public access provided to Cathedral premises for the purpose of making photographs does not
imply approval of their publication. The terms of approval for publication are to be agreed upon
in writing between photographer or publisher and Cathedral representative prior to any
Requests for permission to reproduce photographic images of The Cathedral Church of St. Paul
in the form of products for resale and requests for other commercial photography of the
Cathedral are to be addressed to the Cathedral Office. Commercial photography includes
instances wherein there is an actual or intended exchange of money or favors for the use, usage
rights, ownership, or copyright of images created in any form or medium.
Requests related to educational projects or academic coursework, or academic research should be
directed to the Cathedral Office.
appearance of such an image or detail of the Cathedral’s artifacts is mutually beneficial to the
Cathedral and the publication and represents the Cathedral in a positive image. Please make such
requests in writing to the Cathedral Office.
be given through the Cathedral Office. For most special service there will be a designated press
Access to areas not normally open to the public must be scheduled in advance, and a designated
member of the Cathedral staff must accompany the photographer. Access to certain areas of the
Cathedral premises at certain times may be restricted without notice as required to ensure the
safety and convenience of Cathedral visitors and staff.
A designated member of the Cathedral staff must be present if any equipment other than handheld
camera and lighting are to be used. Tripods and/or freestanding lighting equipment may
create a safety hazard or impede efficient traffic flow in the Cathedral, and approval for their use
and placement is at the discretion of the Cathedral staff.
The Cathedral occasionally retains independent freelancers or professional volunteers for photo
assignments. All freelance assignments will be coordinated through the Cathedral Office. Unless
otherwise stated, copyright ownership for images created during such assignments remains with
Wedding Photo & Video
Please see the Cathedral Wedding Guide for requirements regarding wedding photo and video.
The guide requires either a $200 deposit or an appointment with cathedral clergy not less than
two weeks prior to the wedding.
Requests by individuals or groups wishing to take posed photographs on Cathedral premises for
personal use or events not otherwise directly associated with the Cathedral itself are not granted.
For press and other special photography inquiries, including film and video projects, commercial
and ask for the Cathedral Office. For photography requests, e-mail is preferred. Please allow
sufficient time for a response.