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Sowing the Seed Capital Campaign

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Sowing the Seed: The Campaign for Christ Church Cathedral, Houston from Christ Church Cathedral on Vimeo.

A Community of Memory

For almost 180 years, Christ Church Cathedral has proclaimed that “God is in the midst of the city.” Our community has served, gathered, worshiped and prayed, on the same plot of land, living out what it means to be followers of Jesus. Inspired by tradition, Christ Church Cathedral is a diverse and passionate Christian community devoted to meaningful worship and ministry. It is a parish that has embraced its historic, downtown Houston setting, and makes a difference in countless lives. Our community has been enormously blessed by the generations preceding us, who have been generous to the campus that surrounds us and have also taken great care to serve those outside these walls.

 A Community of Expectation

After more than a year of research, conversation, feedback and prayer, we are excited to announce Sowing The Seed – The Campaign for Christ Church Cathedral. After careful study of our campus and ministries, the Cathedral vestry has unanimously voted to launch this $10 million fundraising effort. Today, the Cathedral campus is deeply in need of restoration and maintenance, just as its outreach efforts are ripe for sustaining support. To continue to provide inspiring worship and expand our transformative ministry to Houston and beyond, we must improve our aging campus and prepare for mission and the future.

Approved by the Cathedral vestry in October 2017, funds raised through this campaign will go toward:

  • Once-in-a-generation, imperative restoration and renovation of the Cathedral campus

  • The Tom Barrow and Stuart Hellmann Legacy Fund for Cathedral Preservation, to keep pace with necessary and ongoing major repairs

  • The Mary and Walter Taylor Outreach Fund, to provide strategic support for The Beacon and other life-enhancing outreach initiatives

Join us. Please consider making a five year pledge to this campaign. Give generously to help sustain and broaden the Cathedral’s reach.

We invite your questions as we undertake this bold step so that we can continue to meet the spiritual needs of the people who seek worship, peace, and refuge on our campus.

Capital Campaign Committee Members

Fred Brecht

Margot and John Cater, campaign co-chairs

Linnet Deily

Shannon and Patrick Hayes

Jim Murdaugh and Gary Smith

Mimi and Charlie Prioleau

Carol and Andy Vickery

Bess and Matt Wareing

Building Committee Members

Guy Hagstette, Chair

Bill Curtis, Vice-chair

Andre Jackson

Ellen Harrison

Beth Wiedower Jackson

Roy Nolen

Carleta Sandeen

Charles Sanders, ex officio

David Simpson


To learn more, please contact Chief Administrative Officer and Minister for Stewardship Karen Kraycirik.