Mission Statement of the Cathedral Church of St. John
We are a welcoming community, where all are challenged
to live most deeply into their Christian journey.
St. John’s began as a parish church in 1882, when the congregation opened its first church building at the 4th Street and Silver Avenue location it has occupied ever since. We invite you to join us in the journey of faith that brought St. John’s into being nearly 130 years ago and that continues to take the initiative in making new opportunities for spiritual enrichment and ministry in the Diocese of the Rio Grande and its See City.
There is a place for you in our Cathedral family which strives to model the very best in ministry, liturgy, music, education, and outreach, and truly to be a Cathedral for the whole city and the entire diocese.
Service Schedule August 19-May 30
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:00 AM Christian Formation for all
11:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II
12:00 PM Coffee Hour Reception
Parking on Sunday is available in the Cathedral lot at 3rd and Silver, in the parking garage across from the Nave, in the lot adjacent to the Cathedral Annex (NW corner of 3rd and Silver) and in the lot just south of the Cathedral. A map to the Cathedral can be found here.
The Cathedral Garden houses a Labyrinth in the Garden. Visitors are welcome to come and walk the labyrinth as a form of meditation any time the Cathedral is open. Our Labyrinth is listed on the World Wide Labyrinth Locator website.
Cathedral Vestry Business Procedures can be viewed here.
Cathedral History Available
From A Grain of Mustard Seed by Cynthia Davis is the history of St. John’s from the earliest meetings at a hotel in Old Town to current ministries. In this book you will find long forgotten stories brought to life through the observations of current and former members. Davis interviewed many clergy and lay members of the church to garner their recollections and observations of life at St. John’s over the years and culled pages of vestry minutes and records of other organizations to build the framework on which she is able to bring the first 125 years of ministry in this holy place to life. Photos of life and ministry at the Cathedral enrich the book and let you see how the area near the church has changed over the years.
Did you know
-Leaders of “New Town” Albuquerque were also founding members of St. John’s?
-The Women of St. John’s supported the first “colored day nursery” in the city?
-St. John’s basketball team won the city trophy in the 1940’s?
-It took three decades for all the Cathedral windows to be installed?
-The church ran a Sanitorium during the early 1900’s?
You can order your copy by contacting Cindy at the Cathedral (email@example.com or 247-1581), or through her website www.CynthiaDavisAuthor.com.