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The Cathedral in the Community

Williams Pavilion 

The Williams Pavilion, named for the late G. Mennen and Nancy Williams, both active members of the Cathedral, is a fourteen story mid-rise building which has 150 apartments for low-income seniors. This attractive building, a block from the Cathedral, has just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation. It maintains an occupancy rate of almost 100%, and always has a waiting list. 

The location in Detroit’s Mid Town community is a strong plus for convenience and activity, amid the presence of the Main Library, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, the Detroit Medical Center, the Veterans’ Administration Hospital, and Wayne State University.

In addition to the Cathedral, Plymouth Congregational Church, Bethel A.M.E., Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church and First Congregational Church offer varieties of Christian congregational life.

A Board of Trustees named by the Cathedral Vestry provides oversight and relationship with the Village Green Management Company, the management firm which has operated the apartment house from the entrance of the first tenant, in 1985. They also meet with the social worker to consider various concerns of the residents.

 

Cathedral Foundation

The Cathedral Foundation’s single purpose is to provide apartment housing of excellent quality for low-income seniors. By the construction and operation of Williams Pavilion about twenty-five years ago, the Foundation set out to accomplish this mission. 

Williams Pavilion, named for the late G. Mennen and Nancy Williams, both active members of the Cathedral, is a fourteen story mid-rise building which has 150 apartments for low-income seniors. This attractive building, a block from the Cathedral, has just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation. It maintains an occupancy rate of almost 100%, and always has a waiting list.

Located in Detroit's Midtown community, residents have easy access to the Main Library, Detroit Institute of Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, Detroit Medical Center, the Veterans Administration Hospital, and Wayne State University. 

In addition to the Cathedral, Plymouth Congregational Church, Bethel A.M.E., Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church and First Congregational Church offer varieties of Christian congregational life. 

A Board of Trustees, named by the Cathedral Vestry, provides oversight for Williams Pavilion. It works closely with Village Green Management Company, the management firm which has operated the apartment building since its opening in 1985. They also meet with a social worker to consider various concerns of the residents.

 

Crossroads

 

Crossroads is a social service outreach agency in Detroit. Its primary mission is to support the community at large by providing emergency assistance, advocacy, and counseling to anyone in need. Acting in partnership with many other agencies, parishes, hospitals, companies and organizations in the metro area, Crossroads offers assistance in the form of a hand-up; they work with their clients to meet their immediate needs, and help them assess their situations to lessen the likelihood of future problems.

Crossroads began its life in the Cathedral under the leadership of the Reverend Canon James A. McLaren and a few dedicated parishioners. (The current Executive Director, Mary Honsel, is Canon McLaren's daughter.) It soon outgrew its space and moved to a house on Forest Avenue and then to a former church across the street. Over time, it became independent of the Cathedral and became its own not-for-profit organization. In 2008, the Crossroads moved to its current location with assistance from the Cathedral.

Visit the Crossroads web site

 

University Cultural Center Association/ Midtown Detroit Inc.

The Cathedral is an active member of The University Cultural Center Association (UCCA), a consortium of more than sixty organizations formed to enhance and promote development and use of Midtown Detroit

The UCCA members represent the area’s cultural, academic, medical and service institutions, corporations, businesses and community organizations. Over 300 representatives from member organizations actively participate in UCCA activities through committees, which include Community Development, Facility and Maintenance, Beautification, Security, Directional Signage, Collaborative Programming, Marketing, Detroit Festival of the Arts and Noel Night. 

For more information visit the UCCA website.

 

Detroit Historic Churches Association

The Cathedral is a member of the Detroit Historic Churches Association. The DHCA is a group of historic churches located near downtown Detroit. Each church hosts periodic organized tours of their sites.

Cathedral Church of St. Paul
4800 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

 

Other members include:

Central United Methodist Church
23 East Adams Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

Christ Church of Detroit
960 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207

First Congregational Church
33 East Forest Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Fort Street Presbyterian Church
631 West Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48226

Historic Trinity Lutheran Church
1345 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207

Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church
8625 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48214

Mariners Church
170 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

Metropolitan United Methodist Church
8000 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

Most Holy Trinity Parish
1050 Porter Street
Detroit, MI 48226

Old St. Mary's RC Parish
646 Monroe Street
Detroit, MI 48226

Plymouth United Church of Christ
600 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Second Baptist Church of Detroit
441 Monroe Street
Detroit, MI 48226

St. Aloysuis Catholic Church
1234 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226

Ste. Anne de Detroit Catholic Church
1000 Sainte Anne Street
Detroit, MI 48216

St. Charles Church
1491 Baldwin Street
Detroit, MI 48214

St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit
50 East Fisher Freeway
Detroit, MI 48201

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
1828 Jay Street
Detroit, MI 48207

Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church
438 St. Antoine Street
Detroit, MI 48226

Sweetest Heart of Mary Church
4440 Russell Street
Detroit, MI 48207

 

Young Adult & Campus Ministry

The Cathedral has an ongoing relationship with the local campus community and students. Several Wayne State and College for Creative Studies students regularly attend the services at the Cathedral. They are integrated into the regular parish life of the Cathedral as well as having some special perks such as regular “care packages” and lunches with members of the Cathedral clergy, staff and parishioners. In addition, the Cathedral hands out special gifts to students who may be walking in the area. These gifts may include a bottle of water on a hot day, candy for Valentine's Day and Halloween, and a “finals emergency kit,” consisting of pens, pencils, candy, gum and a prayer for exams, as well as contact information for the Cathedral and an invitation to come to the Cathedral for quiet reflection. Events are also planned for local college students including picnics and dinners at parishioners' homes.

Our parish students who are in college either locally or out of the area also receive regular messages and “care packages” from the Cathedral.

Conely Worsham III is the current Chair of this ministry. He can be reached through the Cathedral office at (313) 831-5000.

For more information, please contact our Director of Religious Education, Kit Ilardi, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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