Christ Church Cathedral is an open and a loving community of faith where we welcome all, members and non-members alike, to worship and participate in the life of the church. Membership, however, is the intentional way for parishioners who consider the Cathedral their church home to strengthen their sense of belonging and personal connection with the church.
How to become a member
The only requirements for becoming a member at Christ Church Cathedral are that: (1) you are baptized, and (2) you have indicated your intention to become a member by completing and returning the Member Information Form.
If you are not yet baptized or uncertain if you are baptized
Holy Baptism is the sacrament through which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ’s Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God. We baptize people of all ages — infants to adults — and would consider it a blessing to guide you through the baptism process. For more information, contact Anne Shepard (713-590-3301).
If you are of another Christian faith
All we need to record your membership is (1) your baptism information including baptism date and the city, state and name of the church in which you were baptized, and (2) your completed Member Information Form. If you are uncertain of your baptism date, as previously not all churches kept such records as they do today, provide us with the best information you have. And, of course, being an Episcopal Church, we encourage you to explore being either confirmed or received in the Episcopal Church. For more information, contact Anne Shepard (713-590-3301).
Transferring your membership
If you are a member of another Episcopal church or the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and want to transfer your membership to Christ Church Cathedral, complete and return the Member Information Form. Be sure to complete the letter of transfer information on the form.
You will not need a letter of transfer to become a member of the Cathedral if you are of a Christian faith other than Episcopal or Lutheran. Letters of transfer currently only occur between and among the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
We’re glad you’re here!
We welcome your presence as part of our active and inviting community of faith. If you have questions about membership or want to learn more about Christ Church Cathedral, contact Melissa White (713-590-3302) or Anne Shepard (713-590-3301).