Cloister Gallery: Rona Lesser

Detail of "Yellowstone" by Rona Lsser

Houston art educator Rona Lesser’s landscapes emphasize the color, light, and beauty of nature, as well as a deep spirituality. Her works will be presented during the month of June in the Cloister Gallery, with an opening artist’s reception held June 5 from 6–8 p.m. Lesser has been painting and drawing for over 30 years and [read more…]

Answer calls with hopes, concerns

A telephone sitting on a table

This summer, your vestry will be checking in with you to ask, “How are we doing?” From your perspective, how are things going at Christ Church? What excites you about the Cathedral’s ministries and programs? What pastoral concerns do you have, and what hopes might you share? Now through August, members of the vestry [read more…]

Quarterly update from the Vestry

The 2015 Cathedral Vestry

By Ted Dom, Junior Warden Once again, the Cathedral enjoyed an active and joyous Easter season. The Lenten Series presented compelling speakers who all drew good audiences. Holy Week services were spectacular, and our special thanks go to all organizers and participants — clergy, staff, and parishioners. The Vestry and the Hines Center Task [read more…]

Documentary series tackles social issues

Garbage pickers at the Ghazipur Landfill, New Delhi, India

This summer, the Justice and Peace Council will present a summer documentary series, “Pray, Learn, Act.” For one night a month starting June 17, all are invited to gather for a special Eucharist, followed by dinner and a documentary screening in Reynolds Hall. Each film will conclude with a question and answer session featuring local [read more…]

Cloister Gallery: Joan Breckwoldt

Detail of "Evening Pond" by Joan Breckwoldt

In the month of May, the Cloister Gallery will present the work of local artist Joan Breckwoldt, who uses traditional methods to paint contemporary works in oil. Her exhibition focuses on paintings of the Texas landscape and many of her paintings were created en plein air in the Bellville, Round Top, and Hill Country areas. [read more…]

Astros welcome Episcopalians at annual Night at the Ballpark


Get out your Astros gear and get ready for the annual Episcopal Night at the Ballpark cookout and game on Friday, June 12, when the Astros will take on the Seattle Mariners. We’ll start at 5 p.m. with a free pregame cookout in the Bishop’s Courtyard, featuring hot dogs, popcorn, and cool beverages. At 6:30 [read more…]

Changes coming to garage ticket system, rates

The Cathedral parking garage

Effective Monday, April 20, the Cathedral garage will employ a new automated system for entry and exit. A new exit lane is also being added to be used by contract parkers and pass holders.  Parking on Sundays and for major events will not change — the gates will remain open as before. However, there are a few changes you [read more…]

Brooke Summers-Perry named as director of new Hines Center

Brooke Summers-Perry

Dean Thompson is pleased to announce the hiring of Brooke Summers-Perry as the executive director for the Bishop John E. Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer. Summers-Perry brings a unique combination of skills, gifts, and interests to the role. Her experience includes 20 years of design and project management, 10 years of innovative community development, and eight years [read more…]

KariAnn Lessner called as minister for children, families

KariAnn Lessner

Dean Barkley Thompson is pleased to announce that KariAnn Lessner will join the Cathedral staff on June 1 as minister for children and families. Lessner has 20 years of professional experience in the church working with both children and youth. Since 2005, she has served as director of parish life at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church [read more…]

Dean’s Book Club selections

Cover of "Lamb"

The Dean’s Book Club discusses a different book at each meeting, including novels, nonfiction, and books on spirituality and faith. Books are selected by the group and are available for purchase from the Cathedral Bookstore. All are welcome. The club meets in the McGehee Conference Room from 6:30–8 p.m. on the following dates: Wednesday, April [read more…]