The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)



Welcome to the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) at the Cathedral of St. Philip! We’re glad you’re here! ECW is here to help women find Christian community at the Cathedral, building lasting relationships through service, study and worship. ECW is open to all women at the Cathedral - whether you’re already a member of the parish, or just exploring ways to be a part of our community. There are many ways to join in - from our guild communities to ECW events and more. See below to learn more or reach out to us at

Ways to Join In

We have plenty of ways to be a part of our fantastic ECW community:

  • ECW-wide Events: Held at least once a quarter, we bring together women across our community to socialize, learn or support mission efforts. Events include our fall fireside social, bead-making classes, and more.
  • ECW Guilds: Smaller communities of women with similar interests who gather regularly for mission, learning and fun. See below for more. 
  • ECW Board Leadership: Interested in leading a mission, event or across our activities? We have an amazing leadership team that meets monthly to help knit together ECW’s mission and events.
  • Cathedral-Wide Events: ECW is a great way to stay in the loop of the many activities at the Cathedral, and to find friends to join you in those events, including Chill on the Hill, Thrift House Follies, and more.

Questions? Email THE ECW 


To join the ECW Mailing List, please email Liz Aull, our Program Coordinator for Membership and Stewardship (, with "Join the ECW Mailing List" in the subject line by clicking the button above.


Our ECW Guilds

Our ECW Guilds provide another option to create a community at the Cathedral. Each guild brings together a community of women, usually with a common interest or mission, but often to just enjoy each other's company. Our guilds typically meet once a month during a traditional school year. You’re welcome to join one or many, or simply drop in to learn more. Browse the descriptions below to find a guild that you may want to try.

Joining a guild is easy! Email Liz Aull to be included on the email list. Pay the dues online (Use the drop down menu to select the correct guild) or by check with the guild name in the memo line. You will be included in emails for upcoming events, announcements, and prayer requests.

Want more information on a particular guild, but not ready to jump in yet? Not sure which guild is the best fit for you? No problem, send an email to the ECW and include the guild(s) you’re interested in, and we’ll reach out to help. 


Flower Guild

It is a busy time for the Cathedral Flower Guild!

We are currently planning floral designs to be used throughout the season for the Cathedral’s various worship spaces, including not only regular Sunday services, but also weddings, baptisms, special altar dedications and festivals!

There is much to do throughout the week and we are always looking for new members who want to get involved with a fun group of men and women of all ages who enjoy fellowship while providing a beautiful service to the Cathedral. Whether someone loves flowers or doesn’t know a thing about them, there’s a place for you in the Cathedral Flower Guild.

To learn more, contact the Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa.


St. Anne's Guild

St. Anne’s Guild has three focus areas: Outreach ministry, social fellowship and spirituality. Our primary outreach ministry is the Cathedral Towers, where we are a ministry of presence with the residents, coming together for monthly events, with Rev. Canon Julia Mitchener as our spiritual guide. Our spirituality is shared through speakers, guests and programs. Our social fellowship is celebrated during our meetings, at biannual parties at members’ homes, and with other occasional outings. 

We meet monthly on Thursdays at 11:30 in the Gould Room. Date is speaker driven. Our age range is 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, but we welcome any age to join in.

Co-chairs: Kendrick Dopp and Laura Corrigan
Secretary: Cindra Brown
Treasurer: Anne Stacy
Outreach Chair: Sarah Murphy





St. Catherine’s Guild

St. Catherine’s Guild includes very active Cathedral volunteers who enjoy stimulating conversations about love, life and the pursuit of happiness! Our goal is to build relationships with fellow church members.

We are women in our 50’s/60’s with mostly grown children (or no children) who usually meet on the first Wednesday of every month, at 7 p.m. to share a meal and fellowship in members’ homes. Members’ significant others are invited to attend the Valentine’s Dinner in February.

Co-chairs: Kitty Conrad and Kim Flanagan


St. Clare's Guild

St. Clare’s Guild focus is fellowship, spiritual growth, and service. Our goal is to strengthen our faith and our bonds with each other as well as with our Cathedral family and community through a variety of fun social events, Bible studies, outreach opportunities, and other special events. We are a group of women at the Cathedral, primarily in our late 40s to early 60s. We invite you to join us for fellowship and be a part of this fun and meaningful group.

Joining St. Clare’s Guild is now super easy and all online! Pay the annual $30 dues online (Use the drop down menu to select St. Clare's) or by check with St. Clare's Guild Dues in the memo line. You will be included in our emails for upcoming events, announcements, and prayer requests.

Co-chairs: Julie Rief and Rena Ann Peck





St. Elizabeth's Guild

St. Elizabeth's Guild members are mostly women who enjoy participating in the life of the church through its varied volunteer opportunities. Our focus is on fellowship and learning. Each month, interesting speakers are invited to educate us about things spiritual and important to the Cathedral. St. Elizabeth’s main “in-reach” entity is the Gilham Grounds fund, originally endowed by one of our members, which maintains the Cathedral’s campus. Each year, we also choose an outreach entity to receive our support. We typically meet at noon on first Wednesdays in the Gould Room for lunch, fellowship, and to learn.

Co-Chair: Mary Semmes Wright


St. Monica's Guild

St. Monica's Guild welcomes all mothers, whether your child is 2 weeks old or school-aged, looking for fellowship. Our focus is spiritual growth, service, and relationships. Our goal is to strengthen our faith and bonds with each other as we navigate this crazy, exhausting, wonderful stage of life together.

Our gatherings are monthly and include social events, service projects and other special programming. Occasionally, we may have guest speakers and other events. Please join us even if you cannot stay the whole time or need to come late!

Co-Chairs: Lynn Wilmoth and Leslie Ogburn

Join our Facebook group or opt-in for email to stay in touch!





St. Veronica’s Guild

St. Veronica’s Guild welcomes all women of the Cathedral at any stage in your life. Our focus includes mission, participation in worship, spiritual growth, a speaker series, and building lasting friendships. We support four vital Atlanta Episcopal ministries and have done so for over 20 years. Holy Comforter Episcopal Church Friendship Center, Crossroads Community Ministries, Church of the Common Ground, and Emmaus House are supplied with personal care items from our guild. We raise money to purchase these items in bulk from funds raised during our annual Epiphany Drive each January.

In addition to this ongoing outreach project, we help with additional needs for those and other worthy outreach ministries. We meet monthly (September through May) on the second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in the Gould Room. Coffee and fellowship begin at 10 a.m.

Chair: Mary Rankin

Donate to the Personal Care Items Fund


St. Joseph's Guild

St. Joe's is a service-focused men's group at the Cathedral made up of mostly spouses from St. Monica's Guild but open to all who want to get to know other guys at the church and give back to the community.




ECW Primary Mission Programs

Cathedral Giving By Design builds on the rich 52-year history of community outreach by the Episcopal Church Women of the Cathedral of St Philip. To date, Cathedral Giving By Design (formerly known as the Cathedral Antiques Show) has donated over $6 million to meet the needs of Atlanta’s most vulnerable citizens.


In 2024, Cathedral Giving By Design celebrated and supported The Boyce L. Ansley School.

The Ansley School educates children in our community experiencing homelessness in Kindergarten through 4th grade and provides vital support services for their families to break generational cycles of poverty and housing insecurity. Our work this year raised the necessary funds for the Ansley School to add a 5th grade class in 2024!

Keep an eye out for how to engage as we kick off our 2025 planning efforts very soon!

2025 CGBD Co-Chairs: Lesley Foster and Rebecca Hollingsworth

Ready to volunteer? Email

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Cathedral Thrift House

The Cathedral of St. Philip has operated the non-profit Cathedral Thrift House to serve the community since 1949. Staff and volunteers manage the shop, and take pride in maintaining a clean and well-appointed store. Customers are welcomed with Christian hospitality and have fun while shopping for necessities and affordable luxuries.