Christ Church Cathedral

In the wake of the mass shootings in Orlando: Dean Gail Greenwell’s pastoral letter to the cathedral congregation.

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Contact Us About a Funeral

Reach out to our clergy members about the possibility of using our sanctuary space for a funeral for victims of gun violence by calling 513.621.1817.

Our Mission

Christ Church Cathedral is focused on ending the tragedy of gun violence in America. We begin with the belief that people of faith can make a difference by uniting with people from different backgrounds and various political persuasions. We believe we can share a common mission to make our homes, our neighborhoods, and our children safer.


Christ Church will strategically focus our funds, our prayers, and our education efforts to shine a light on the heartbreaking consequences of gun violence, and bring to an end the proliferation of guns in our community.  We’re committed to ending the silence that kills!


We invite people of faith and people of goodwill to join us!


Below are just some of the initiatives that are currently in the works. We invite you to watch this site for ways that you can learn and be involved.


  •  Gun Buy Back Programs: These programs are instituted to purchase privately owned firearms. Compensation is usually paid in the form of cash or gift cards. The goal, when purchasing is done by the police, is to reduce the number of firearms owned by civilians, and provide a process whereby civilians can sell their privately owned firearms to the government without risk of prosecution.Christ Church Cathedral will be partnering with outside organizations that manage these programs and will lend resources to this effort.


  • Funeral Services: Under the Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation Program, not all victims of gun violence are eligible to receive compensation towards funeral costs. Christ Church Cathedral will look to extend its sanctuary space and perform funerals for those who have been victims of gun violence.


“Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.”  Psalm 34:14


We Remember Those Killed by Gun Violence in Cincinnati since January of 2017

77. Deante Mattocks, 28
78. Alexandrea Thompson, 9
79. Salih Williams, 36
80. Brianna Ware, 26
81. David Salter Jr., 36
82. Twanda Alexander, 42
83. Donald Campbell, 28
84. Pamela Hacker, 47
85. Casey Roby, 24
86. Trevor Tiemann, 26
87. Michael Chichester, 37
88. Jamie Urton, 44
89. Tony Walls, 29
90. Rick Julious, 33
91.. O’Bryan Spikes, 27
92. Jamar Hayes, 34
93. Deondre Davis, 29
94. Deshawn Jenkins, 19
95. Omar Muhammad, 24
96. Judson Roper, Jr., 26
97. Jahmaria Cruz, 18
98. Chesney Shaw, 72
99. Thomas Grassman, 37
100. Troy Donald, 34
101. Boris Tolliver, 56
102. Robert Simms, 33
103. Brandon Rice, 33
104. Adrian Bufford, 20
105. Jeremy Rohe, 27
106. Jacob Baker, 21
107. Jonathan Taylor, 27
108. William Thomas, 19
109. Princess Brown, 32
110. Dana Dubose, 36
111. Autum Garrett, 24
112. Spencer Cormier, 37
113. Rafeal Harrison, 27
114. Bobbie Odneal III, 23
115. Ricky McGowan, 25
116. She-ar Dornal, 18
117. Lacy Rae King,32
118. LeBlond Oliver, 41
119. Lian Cung Nung, 28
120. Ronald Rousseau, 37
121. Donshae Gentry, 25
122. Micah McNeil, 30
123. Reco Gunnels, 41
124. Leroy White, 40
125. Parrish Perkins, 19 
126. Tom Moon, 52
127. Deangelo Baldwin, 34
128. Cortez Boston, 26




*Of those names listed above, two children and one adult lost their lives as the result of self-inflicted gun shot wounds