Christ Church Cathedral


Christ Church Cathedral

CATEGORIES: Episcopal | History and Architecture Tour

Address

900 Broadway
Telephone: 615-255-7729

Hours

Morning Prayer: Mon - Fri 7:15 am
Holy Eucharist: Mon - Fri 12:15 pm
Sun Services: 7:00 am, 8:00 am, 11:00 am; BreakingBread@6, 6:00 pm

Tours: Sat 10:30 am - noon; Sun after the 8:00 am and 10:00 am services

Neighborhood

Downtown Core


Details

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Francis H. Kimball, a New York architect, designed Christ Church. Built from 1887 to 1894, it is one of Tennessee’s finest examples of Victorian Gothic ecclesiastical architecture. Hallmarks of the Victorian Gothic style are evident in the rich colors and textures of the stone work, the thickness of the walls, the overall heaviness of the building, and details such as the carved stone gargoyles of animals and birds. The fine cut Sewanee sandstone was a gift from the University of the South. The interior includes a beautiful wooden altarpiece carved by Swiss emigrant Melchoir Thoni and triptych stained glass windows by Tiffany Studios of New York. Although originally planned in 1890, the tower was not added until 1947, under the supervision of Nashville architect Russell Hart.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT Christ Church Cathedral