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 the 2020 president, Julie Rief.
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. Meeting information is published in the Cathedral Times. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Daughters of the King should contact Cathy Hutcheson, 770-451-0907.
St. Anne's Guild:
St. Anne’s Guild usually meets during the daytime lunch time-frame around 11-1:00 usually on a Wednesday or Thursday, but days are subject to change depending on availability of the guest speakers. All events are now either via Zoom or outdoor, following socially distant guidelines. There is also a Christmas lunch and a May end of the year dinner, that will now also be a socially distant outdoor gathering. St. Anne’s has three missions: spiritual, charity and social fellowship. Cathy Zappa is the frequent speaker and spiritual leader. During the pandemic, Cathy Zappa’s Zoom calls have continued to uplift everyone with invaluable offerings. St. Anne’s charity is Buckhead Christian Ministries and raises an average of $20,000/year in its fundraising drives. There are outside guest speakers and St. Anne’s enjoys a robust social fellowship.
Kendrick Armistead Dopp and Laura Corrigan
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St. Catherine's Guild:
This guild is for women in their 40's/50's with school-age/college-age children (or no children!) and meets monthly at 7 p.m., at varied locations. For more information, please contact Jennifer Van Horn.
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 Ruth Lanier 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. Please join us even if you haven't had time to do the reading; you'll enjoy the company and the discussion. Please invite friends to join us. Our regular Tuesday night meetings, held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. in the Gould Room, begin with wine and fellowship, followed by relaxed discussion focusing on relationships (every kind under the sun) and spiritual life. Occasionally, we also have special guest speakers and other programs. Contact Dana Brewer or Leslie Meriwether.
We are a group of mothers with young children ranging from newborn to middle school age. Our focus is spiritual growth, service and fellowship, and our goal is to strengthen our faith and bonds with each other as we navigate this crazy, exhausting, wonderful stage of life together.
Generally, we meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of the month, with the exception of the months Canon Lauren Holder leads her Word to Your Mother (W2YM) book study. We will also have opportunities for daytime events throughout the year. Our gatherings will include social events, service projects and our own book study. The book we are reading this year is the Year of Biblical Womanhood (YBW) by Rachel Held Evans, which is available for purchase in the Cathedral bookstore. Please join us for fellowship and discussion even if you have not had time to do the reading, and feel free to bring a friend!
For more information and to stay up to date, please join our Facebook group and/or send Dana or Leslie an email to receive our regular newsletters.
We look forward to seeing you!
Leslie Meriwether and Dana Brewer
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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 Caroline Wallace 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. The women are also active in service within our parish and to our greater community. In our tradition of service, the guild has developed our toiletries project in partnership with four vital Atlanta Episcopal ministries: Church of the Holy Comforter Friendship Center, Crossroads Community Ministries, Church of the Common Ground, and Emmaus House. Each year the guild collects and also purchases thousands of personal care items, distributing them to the four ministries throughout the year. As these ministries respond to the COVID pandemic, the guild is working to meet their increased needs for hygiene and personal care items. You can make a donation to this ongoing drive here. For more information, please contact 2020 guild chairman Cheryl Mullins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-351-5746.
Anne Matthews and Caroline Wallace are the 2021 co-chairs. For more information call the Antiques Show office at 404-365-1107.
2021 Cathedral Antiques Show and Beneficiary
The Cathedral Antiques show—celebrating 50 years—is a major outreach project sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of the Cathedral of St. Philip. The show is a festival of beautiful antiques and the decorative arts held annually to benefit a designated charity. With the help of hundreds of volunteers and support from the church, antiques dealers, corporate sponsors, patrons, and the community, the Antiques Show has raised more than $5 million for Atlanta-area-non-profits since its inception in 1969.
The beneficiary of our 50th Anniversary Show is the City of Refuge, and the funds received will go toward renovating the 180 Degree Kitchen, a fully operational commercial kitchen where meals are prepped and served three times a day, 365 days a year. Over the past 12 years, more than two million meals have been served from the 180 Degree Kitchen. It also acts as a training center for students in the Culinary Arts vocational training program, one of COR’s most successful and longest-running programs.
Cathedral Antiques Show website »
ECW Board for 2020
- President: Julie Rief
- President Elect: Elizabeth Spangler
- Vice President: Kathryn Howell
- Secretary: Mary Holmes
- Treasurer: Lucy Anderson