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 

Canon George Maxwell leads this class. 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 

Parenting is hard...find a community of support. Join other parents in discussions around faith, parenting teenagers, and how to support their spiritual growth. Scott Russell, Kathy Loomis, Jeff Cunningham, and Michelle Perkins will be leading throughout the semester. Parents of confirmation students are encouraged to attend.


Raising White Kids

Talking about race can be hard. Talking to kids about race might be even harder. Dr. Jennifer Harvey’s book Raising White Kids addresses this challenge, opportunity, and responsibility. Canon Lauren Holder will lean on Dr. Harvey’s book in a three-week Sunday School class open to all adults at the Cathedral. The class will be held July 12, 19, and 26 at 10:10 a.m. and 8 p.m.—you choose the time of day that works best for you! Join us from anywhere on Zoom.

July 12: video

July 19: video

July 26: video




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.

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.


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.

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!



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.) It starts each year in September and concludes in May. 

There are currently two EfM groups meeting at the Cathedral:
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

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.

This multi-parish group 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 in Walthour Library, 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

Bill's Book Club (BBC)

First Sunday of each month

Every first Sunday, a merry band of readers gathers in Walthour Library to explore books together and plumb their depths for spiritual growth. Ruth Marley convenes this group. We will meet on the second Sunday in September (September 8).