The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA


Sundays and During the Week

As Christians, we spend our entire lives, from baptism to death, becoming disciples of Christ and growing in faith. As Episcopalians, this process of formation is shaped, in particular, by our liturgy and life together. Therefore, so are our education programs. The Cathedral offers programs for all ages and kinds of learners. These programs are intended to equip us for ministry and to foster spiritual growth through meaningful participation in and reflection on our common prayer, community, sacred stories, and mission.Contact Canon Cathy Zappa, 404-365-1043, if you have questions about adult education. 



Old Fashioned Sunday School (Zoom)

Canon George Maxwell is taking a new look at what Jesus was doing on Maundy Thursday when he washed his disciples’ feet and shared supper with them. In her book, The Holy Thursday Revolution, the philosopher Beatrice Bruteau argues that Jesus was showing us a new way to think about ourselves and organize our society. We’ll talk about how this evolution of thought offers us hope in the midst of increasing anxiety caused by the pandemic, social unrest, and election season. As always, you will find those things that we think matter most: a light heart, a broad welcome, and good coffee. We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information, contact Canon George Maxwell,


Parenting Unscripted (Zoom)

Parenting is hard...find a community of support. Join other parents in discussions around faith, parenting teenagers, and how to support their spiritual growth. 


Hear What the Spirit is Saying to God’s People: Exploring Contemplative Practices and Meditation Together (Zoom)

This group provides a space for people to engage in different spiritual practices. Each meeting, we will learn about a new practice together, engage in this practice, and then split into small groups to talk about our experiences. Practice-based interaction with God is a defining characteristic of Anglicanism. In this group, we hope to quiet the mind and invite the Holy Spirit into our presence. All are welcome and no experience is required! Cathedral Seminarian Will Drosos will be leading this class, along with Canon Cathy Zappa.




Bible Studies


The Dean's Men's Bible Study (7–8 a.m.)

This group meets every Tuesday morning to read and study scripture, to share faith stories, and to support each other in prayer. Sam Candler, the Dean of the Cathedral, usually leads the group; all men are invited, whether Cathedral members or not. Contact Jeannie Mahood,, for the Zoom link.

Early Morning Women's Bible Study (7–8 a.m.)

All women are welcome to this group led by Canon Lauren Holder; drop in when you can. Contact Canon Holder,, for the Zoom link.


The Dean's Women's Bible Study (10:45–11:45 a.m.)

This group meets Wednesday mornings to read and study scripture, to share faith stories, and to support each other in prayer. Dean Candler usually leads the group and coffee is available. All women are invited, whether Cathedral members or not. Contact Jeannie Mahood,, for the Zoom link.

Eat Your Word Bible Study (noon–1 p.m.)

All are welcome to this weekly Bible study, led by Canon Cathy Zappa. Please bring your lunch and be ready for a lively conversation! Contact Canon Zappa,, for the Zoom link.



Education for Ministry

Education for Ministry is a four-year program of theological study and reflection. Groups meet to discuss scripture, church history, and theology and the intersection of these areas in their personal experience. The program is coordinated through the University of the South and is based throughout the United States and abroad. Click here for more information. 

EfM costs approximately $375 each year in the Diocese of Atlanta, but scholarship assistance is sometimes available. Contact the group mentor for more information.

There are currently two EfM groups meeting at the Cathedral:
Mondays at 6:30 p.m. (September–May)

This group is mostly comprised of All Saints parishioners, but several Cathedral members belong to this group. Ethel Ware is the mentor.

Tuesdays at 7 p.m. (January–December, no classes during summer)

This group is mostly comprised of Cathedral members. It is co-mentored by Rick Tyler, 404-375-6470, and Deirdre Glover, 770-865-2141.



Book Groups and Monthly Groups

Word to Your Mother

Second Tuesday of every odd month

Canon Lauren Holder facilitates a book study at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every odd month, intentionally geared toward busy, busy moms. This group covers a range of topics, including parenting, marriage, women’s spirituality, faith at home, and friendship. While this group is specifically designed for moms, it is open to all women.


Sons of Thunder

First Thursday of every month

Sons of Thunder meets on the first Thursday of every month (unless otherwise indicated) for breakfast, discussion, and fellowship. All men are welcome! Each session stands on its own, so come when your schedule permits. For more information, contact Canon George Maxwell at