Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
The mission of the ECW, which includes every woman of the Cathedral parish, is to support the efforts of all members of the Cathedral in order to help people find Christian community through service, study and worship. If you have any questions about the ECW, contact Canon Lauren Holder (lholder@cathedralATL.org), who can connect you with the appropriate guild leader. Or, log in to Touchpoint to find leaders' email addresses.
Groups and Guilds under ECW include:
Daughters of the King (DOK)
Daughters of the King is a religious order of Episcopal lay women who pledge a life of prayer, service and evangelism. They participate regularly in prayer, and, as they are able, serve on and off campus. The Cathedral chapter of the DOK offers a community to support spiritual growth and respite for those serving the parish. It meets every other month as a group for fellowship and programs that address members' vows. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Daughters of the King should contact Cathy Hutcheson, 404-931-8269.
It is a busy time for the Cathedral Flower Guild!
We are currently planning floral designs to be used throughout the fall season for the Cathedral’s various worship spaces, including not only regular Sunday services, but also weddings, baptisms, special altar dedications and festivals, and have even started on Christmas!
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 them on the Cathedral Flower Guild! We will be hosting a Beginners’ Workshop on November 12. Interested Cathedral members may contact Canon Cathy Zappa for more information.
And at last, the renovation of the Andrews sacristy is almost complete! We look forward to moving back in soon to a beautiful, new, efficient flower workspace and having an official blessing by the Dean, and plan to host a few open houses between services on select Sundays for Cathedral members to come and see the new space; stay tuned for dates. We are thankful over these many months for David Rocchio’s supervision of the project, Cathedral member Victor Moldovan’s design expertise, and the Music Department’s sharing of their break room with us so we could have a temporary workroom to prepare for Easter, weddings, music recitals, and every single Sunday for almost half a year.
St. Anne's Guild:
St. Anne’s Guild is a ladies’ daytime guild, meeting during lunch hours of 11:30-1, usually on Thursdays, but days are subject to change depending on the guest speaker’s availability. The age range is in between the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. All meetings take place on site at the Cathedral with special events at members’ homes or at other public or private spaces.
St. Anne’s has three missions: spiritual, social fellowship, and charity. Cathy Zappa is the spiritual leader and occasional speaker. Most speakers are spiritual leaders. In the past several decades, the guild has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Buckhead Christian Ministry. This past year, the guild donated $1,000 to the Afghan Women and $500 to Kids2Leaders.
St. Anne’s has robust social fellowship! As an established guild with many long-time members, there are many deep relationships that exist within this guild. However, everyone extends open arms to new members who wish to join and expand the circle.
Kendrick Dopp & Laura Corrigan Co-chairs
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St. Catherine's Guild:
This guild is for women in their 50’s/60’s with mostly grown children (or no children) who meet monthly, usually the first Wednesday, at 7 p.m. to share a meal and fellowship. Members host in their homes. The goal of the guild is to build relationships with fellow church members. Once a year the members’ significant others are invited to attend.
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St. Clare's Guild:
We welcome ALL mothers of school age children (elementary, middle and high school) to join our guild for outreach and fellowship both as a group and with your kids.
We are a group of mothers at the Cathedral of St. Philip, primarily in our 40’s and 50’s, and our focus is fellowship, spiritual growth, and service. Through a variety of fun social events, Bible studies, outreach opportunities, and other special events, our goal is to strengthen our faith and our bonds with each other as well as with our Cathedral family and community.
Joining St. Clare’s Guild is now super easy and all online! Please fill out this form, which comes directly to us, and pay the annual $30 dues online below or you can mail a check to our treasurer. Make checks out to the Cathedral of St. Philip and note “St. Clare’s Guild” in the memo section. $10 of the St. Clare's dues cover your Episcopal Church Women (ECW) membership fee; the rest supports various events and service projects. You will also be included in our emails for upcoming events, announcements, and prayer requests.
We invite you to join us for fellowship and be a part of these fun and meaningful group.
Please contact Janie Sager for more information.
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St. Elizabeth's Guild:
This guild meets at noon on the first Wednesday of each month in various locations and supports the Cathedral Antiques Show, the Partnership Against Domestic Violence, and the Cathedral's Memorial Garden. Contact Ann Howington.
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, and 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! Contact Lynn Wilmoth or Leslie Ogburn.
For more information and to stay up to date, please join our Facebook group and/or send Lynn or Leslie an email to receive our regular newsletters.
We look forward to seeing you!
Lynn Wilmoth and Leslie Ogburn
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St. Ruth's Ministry:
The purpose of St. Ruth’s Ministry is to carry on the legacy of hospitality, grace, and generosity faithfully demonstrated at the Cathedral of St. Philip by the late Ruth Vaught, our beloved “Old Woman.” As “hostesses” of the Cathedral, we will emulate Ruth’s gift of caring for our parish with a welcoming presence and thoughtful service assisting with receptions, special gatherings, specific meals, and other key events. Our goal is to be a resource of hospitality for our clergy, staff and parishioners within the Cathedral. Please also sign up here so we have your contact info. Contact Joan Duncan with any questions.
St. Veronica's Guild:
St. Veronica's Guild welcomes all women of St. Philip's to join in rich opportunities for worship, spiritual growth, Christian education, and fellowship, with meetings each second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m., September through May. In addition, we purchase and distribute personal care items in partnership with four vital Atlanta Episcopal ministries: Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Crossroads Community Ministries, Church of the Common Ground, and Emmaus House. Since the COVID pandemic, we no longer collect personal care items but rather buy them in bulk. To support this level of need is an ongoing challenge. You can make a donation to our personal care items drive online through the Cathedral's website. For more information, please contact 2022 SVG President Sissy Burke.
January 20-21, 2023
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of the Cathedral of St. Philip are thrilled to announce Cathedral Giving by Design. Formerly The Cathedral Antiques Show, Cathedral Giving By Design will continue our 50 year history of supporting vital non-profit organizations within the Atlanta community.
Cathedral Giving By Design is a two day event celebrating the joy of Home and Hospitality. Continuing a long tradition of philanthropic giving to the Atlanta Community, we invite you to join us for a festive “Welcome Home” party and auction, tour Atlanta’s most fabulous homes and learn from fresh and engaging designers.
The inaugural event will be held January 20-21, 2023.
Cathedral Giving By Design is thrilled to announce our 2023 beneficiary: Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. All net proceeds of the event go directly to the beneficiary.
We are excited about the next chapter of giving at the Cathedral and look forward to your continued support. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andi O’Bryan Kathryn Howell
ECW Board for 2022
- President: Elizabeth Spangler
- President Elect: Kendrick Dopp
- Vice President and UTO Representative: Meg Culp
- Secretary: Bridget James
- Treasurer: Kate Brewer