The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

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 (, who can connect you with the appropriate guild leader. Or, log in to Touchpoint to find leaders' email addresses.

Fundraisers for the Holidays

Please join St. Monica’s Guild in a toy drive to assist Emmaus House in providing a cheerful Christmas to all in their neighborhood. Santa and Mrs. Claus come to Emmaus House and give presents to more than 550 children from all over Atlanta.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Donate gifts: Bring new, unwrapped gifts to the bins in the Atrium November 19–December 17. The Emmaus House Holiday Guide document, with suggested gifts by age and gender, is available for download here.
  • Make a contribution: $35 will sponsor a child but any donation amount is helpful and appreciated. Make checks payable to “The Cathedral of St. Philip” and write Toy Drive in the memo line. Checks can be handed to a guild member on Sunday mornings at the table in the Atrium or mailed to the Cathedral – Attention St. Monica’s Guild. 

Donations can also be made online by using the button below. Thank you for your generosity this season!


Groups and Guilds under ECW include:

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 them on the Cathedral Flower Guild! . Interested Cathedral members may contact Canon Cathy Zappa for more information.

St. Anne's Guild:

St. Anne’s Guild meets monthly between 11:30-1 on Thursdays. Exact date depends on speakers’ or event availability. The average age range is 50’s70’s but all ages are welcome. Meetings take place in the Gould Room at the Cathedral with special events at members’ homes.   

St. Anne’s has three focuses ministry, social fellowship, and spiritual:

  • The Cathedral Towers is its primary ministry. St. Anne’s held a Mother’s Day High Tea for the Cathedral Towers while John Beane played piano for the residents. This year the guild has also donated $1,000 to the Episcopal Relief Fund, $400 to the Summer Slide Fund and $200 to Oakland Cemetery.  
  • St. Anne’s has robust social fellowship with high attendance with great enthusiasm. However, everyone extends open arms to new members who wish to join and expand the circle!
  • The spiritual arm is observed with the Revs. Cathy Zappa and Julia Mitchener who attend some of our meetings and begin with readings and blessings that we bring into our lives. We highlight these observances during Lenten season.

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 first Wednesdays in the Gould Room for lunch, fellowship, and to learn. Members are mostly retired women who for many years actively participated in the life of the Cathedral.  Each month, interesting speakers are invited to educate us about things spiritual and important to the Cathedral. Its main “in-reach” entity is the Gilham Grounds fund, originally endowed by one of our members, which maintains the Cathedral’s lovely campus. Also, each year it chooses an outreach entity to receive support. 


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!

Contact Lynn Wilmoth or Leslie Ogburn for more information.

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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 here. For more information, please contact Barbara Frolik.


Cathedral Giving By Design 2024

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 will celebrate and support 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. Mark your calendars to join us as we raise the necessary funds for the Ansley School to add a 5th grade class in 2024!

Sara Blackwood & Tucker Mahoney 


ECW Board for 2023

  • President: Kendrick Armistead Dopp
  • President Elect: Haven Long
  • Vice President and UTO Representative: Meg Culp
  • Secretary: Susan Gantt
  • Treasurer: Jennifer Irvin
  • Advisor: Elizabeth Spangler