Grace to you and peace,
It is a great joy to welcome you to the Cathedral Church of St.Paul, the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, located in Detroit.
The congregation of St. Paul traces its roots in Detroit back to 1824, and 2008 marked the 100th anniversary of the ground breaking for the beautiful Gothic cathedral we call home. In 2011 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral (May 17th, 2011 was the actual day).
Today we are a congregation of blessed and beautiful diversity. On any given Sunday and throughout the week you will find here people whose life-journeys have origins connecting them with South Asia and the Greater Middle East (India and Pakistan), Africa (Nigeria, Guinea, Uganda and more), Europe and the British Isles, the Caribbean, the Americas. and Pacific Rim nations. This rich symphony of people is made one through faith in Christ Jesus.
We are a congregation of The Episcopal Church, a part of the world-wide Anglican Communion. The Anglican Communion, regional churches across the globe all in communion with the Church of England, is the third largest communion of Christian believers in the world. We trace our roots all the way back to the apostles, Jesus’ twelve closest companions, who began to spread the Good News of God in Christ from Pentecost onward. Our faith is nurtured in worship and grounded in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Our worship is shaped and guided by the Book of Common Prayer.
At the Cathedral Church of St. Paul we take seriously Jesus' call to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind...and to love your neighbor as yourself". Our worship ranges from majestic to simple with strong preaching and glorious music of many styles. Our outreach into the community has built two major housing projects: Williams Pavilion for low income seniors and the Cathedral Tower (no longer a cathedral holding), originally senior and now mixed housing. Our rehabilitation of the Garfield Building, for apartment living and retail, helped to launch the turn-around of Detroit's Midtown. We offer breakfast on Sunday mornings to anyone who wants to join us. We have a wide range of classes. We work with the community by hosting Detroit City Council member Ken Cockrel Jr.'s Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway, and and weekly 12-step meetings. We are active in Midtown Detroit, Inc., Noel Night and other Midtown cultural events. We offer a music concert series, host the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, and we are also the home of The Cathedral Choir School of Metropolitan Detroit. In other words, we worship, learn, work and have fun for the Lord. We invite you to come and join us.
The Cathedral Close (our campus) hosts two schools (The Detroit Montessori School and Vistas Nuevas Head Start), the Waller Health Center on Cathedral Green (providing access to high quality health care for those who need it), and the Detroit Children's Choir. We host AA, Of Christ and Sobriety, and the Cathedral Career Network, and Detroit's Homeless Persons' Memorial Day observance.
If you have questions, please email us or give us a call. Better still, come and ask them in person.
The Very Rev'd Dr. Scott Hunter