The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Congregational Life

The Gathering 2020

The Cathedral of St. Philip is only as fabulous as the people who create our community and make it sacred. Following Evensong on Sunday, January 12, we want to give thanks for our LGBTQ community. January 12 is the feast day St. Aelred of Rievaulx, whose theological writings both shaped the church and lifted up the beauty of same-sex relationships. Join us in giving thanks for our gay friends! All are welcome. Gay, straight, questioning—just come as the fullest expression of who God created you to be. Contact Canon Lauren Holder, or 404-365-1036, with any questions.

One Day Cultural Competence Workshop

The Cathedral is hosting a workshop presented by One Small Change, Inc. on Friday, September 20, from 10 a m. – 3 p.m. These one-day Cultural Competence workshops are designed to create dialogue and introduce “foundational” concepts for how one person can make a positive difference. We address topics such as prejudice, implicit and explicit bias, poverty, privilege, the impact of stereotypes, microaggressions, and the role of expectation. We will cover different topics using a variety of media film clips and resources, large and small group activity, and home and pre-work assignments.  The One Small Change facilitators emphasize strengths and dialogue, which make this training a positive and effective learning environment. Participants will learn to develop and practice skills that will help them navigate and create sustainable effective change and match their services to the communities in which they serve. There is no charge for this training, but space is limited so register soon. Contact Jeannie Mahood,, with any questions.

The Good Books and Preachers and Leaders

As part of the Cathedral Art Committee’s rotating exhibitions in the Atrium, we are honored to present two loaned exhibitions from the Donna and Jim Philips collection. The theme of their collection Preachers and Leaders captures a wide range of hope, love, and forgiveness through the lens of some of our most important photographs of the 20th century. Within the exhibition, images of Civil Rights marches, baptismal scenes, and Sunday morning rituals come alive. One begins to examine everyone’s role within their faith, not only as a participant but as a leader within their community. Iconic portraits of key figures, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Schweitzer and Billy Graham, stand side by side with devout believers, emphasizing everyone’s greater role.

Final Days of McLean Jenkins Exhibit

The Touches of Gothic exhibition has graced the walls of the Peachtree Overlook in the Atrium since March and is in its final days. Artist McLean Jenkins’ watercolors derive from and celebrate the Classical forms of his trade. Working in graphite, ink, and watercolor, McLean employs a confident, gestural approach that frees his hand to explore a subject’s essence. His compositions (including his latest works of the Cathedral of St. Philip) rely on a quick formal sketch and are then given over to the whims and splashes of watercolor. Please contact David Rocchio at 404-365-1033 or if you are interested in purchasing one of the remaining works of the exhibition for the Cathedral or personally.