Contact Us

Cathedral Offices
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Main phone number: 713-222-2593

For emergency after-hours pastoral care, call 713-826-5332

Mailing Address
1117 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002-3183

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Care & Support

Parishioners support each other
through acts of pastoral care listed here.

To learn more, contact Minister for Pastoral Care Jody Gillit (office: 713-590-3319, mobile: 832-691-4775).


The Lay Chaplains of Christ Church Cathedral

Time : varies, training required

Lay chaplains are pastoral lay members of the Cathedral who have been trained through the Community of Hope International (COHI) program. They work with our members as they face the many challenges of life by connecting them with ministries which offer spiritual support. Through the offering of a variety of pastoral care programs (such as home communion, meal service, the Mourners Path, or a pastoral visit) the ministry teams work to ensure that none of our members walk alone. This program works closely with the pastoral care office in communicating with our members and identifying those who require care and attention, while offering a pastoral presence.

Approximately one Sunday per month, parishioners have an opportunity to meet with their lay chaplain in the cloister between morning services. Contact Minister for Pastoral Care Jody Gillit to learn more.


Daughters of the King

Time : varies

The Daughters of the King (DOK) are a lay women’s order open to all women in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. The DOK wear a special cross identifying them as a prayer group, and they provide constant prayer for the needs of our Cathedral members and our Beacon clients. The DOK extend an invitation for others to share in their mission through prayer, service, and by living a Rule of Life, which strengthens the spiritual life of the church.


Flower Ministry

Time : 30 minutes to an hour, once per month 

This ministry requires a once-a-month commitment to deliver the magnificent flowers that adorn the Cathedral on Monday mornings to Amazing Place, an organization that provides fellowship, memory care, and wellness for adults with mild to moderate memory loss, and support to their families and the community.


Lay Eucharistic Visitors

Time : 30 minutes to 1 hour per month

Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEVs) are licensed by the Diocese of Texas to distribute previously blessed elements of Holy Communion to persons unable to attend regular worship services. LEVs represent the church to the homebound and serve as a reminder that they are an integral part of the Body of Christ. This provides a sense of connection to those who might otherwise feel isolated. This ministry of “presence” is a blessing to the person who is visited and to the Lay Eucharistic Visitor as well.


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Time : members work independently at home

This “closely knit” group provides shawls for those who may undergo a medical procedure, as a comfort after a loss, during bereavement, or for prayer and meditation. Each shawl is blessed twice a year at the Cathedral altar and distributed to members by contacting the pastoral care office and are prayerfully offered for spiritual and physical comfort.