Quarterly update from the vestry

The 2015 Cathedral Vestry

By Wayne Clawater, Senior Warden The final quarter of the year produced another highly successful Every Member Canvass and a wonderful Advent season, which encompassed our fun and relaxing Parish Retreat weekend at Camp Allen and culminated in our beautiful Christmas services. So many individuals had a role in the EMC campaign’s success, but we’d [read more…]

John Barber: Gulf Coast Wildlife Studies in Metal

Detail of sculpture by John Barber

During February, the Cloister Gallery will feature the work of artist John Barber in “Gulf Coast Wildlife Studies in Metal,” an exhibit focusing on the fish, turtles and rays of the Gulf Coast. Sculptures are made from sheet metal that is plasma-cut, hammered and welded. After detail work is done, the pieces are sandblasted, primed, and then painted. [read more…]

Spring break adventure to include Cathedral Urban Service Experience

A CUSE group poses in front of the Cathedral

This year, our spring break trip for youth will stay local for a weekend of fun that incorporates volunteering, adventure, community, and a bit of mystery. On March 11–13, we will partner with the Cathedral Urban Service Experience program, which provides groups of students with opportunities to serve persons who are being denied justice, [read more…]

“Let the good times roll” at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper


At one time, Christians worldwide would, on the eve of Ash Wednesday, clear out their pantries to prepare for the coming of Lent. How exactly does getting rid of food pave the way for repentance? It was common practice to indulge in rich, luxurious foods that one might sacrifice during the upcoming forty days, such [read more…]

Dean Thompson announces transitions of Weldon, O’Brien

Charly Weldon

New leadership for the Beacon In mid-February, Beacon Executive Director Charly Weldon will leave the Beacon to become chief executive officer of Family Services of Greater Houston. Family Houston is a nonprofit and human services leader in our city, having operated in Houston since 1904. Family Houston served more than 77,000 clients last year. During [read more…]

Radio personality Diane Rehm to present new memoir

Diane Rehm

Though Diane Rehm is, perhaps, best known as a radio personality, her talents and experiences reach far beyond those of an average DJ or talk-show host. Born to immigrant parents and raised in the charged-but-polite political climate of Cold War-era Washington, D.C., Rehm’s view on the world is as unique as her iconic voice. For [read more…]

Lenten speakers to focus on health, healing

George Carey

With the start of Lent in February, we will once again welcome regional and national speakers to our Cathedral for the 2016 Robert C. Stuart Lenten Series. This year, we’ve assembled a diverse group of thinkers to focus on the broad topics of health, healing, and wholeness. The Lenten Series is presented by the Adult [read more…]

Annual Parish Report

Annual Meeting

Read the printed report presented at the Annual Parish Meeting on January 24, 2016.

Update from the Cathedral Vestry

The 2015 Cathedral Vestry

By Bill McKenzie It’s been a few months since the last vestry report. While the summer is a time when activities slow down at the Cathedral, the vestry is kept busy with one of our most important tasks: our annual “Comfort Call” campaign. Once again, this opportunity to reach out to the membership of our [read more…]