Life Events


Funerals at Christ Church Cathedral

Planning your funeral liturgy need not be a somber task to be avoided but the joyful work of planning the celebration of life. The Book of Common Prayer reminds us that the funeral is an Easter liturgy, finding its meaning in Christ’s resurrection and is characterized by joy, in the certainty that “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

It is important that the priest be informed whenever there is serious illness or death. We wish to be present with you and your family as we are able throughout the dying and grieving process.

The information below is meant to guide you as you begin the planning process. The best liturgies are the result of the collaboration of the priest, the musician, and the family working together to create a celebration that will commend the person to God and give hope to those who mourn. Please return all forms Kathy Noe (knoe@cccath.orgupon completion.

May the planning of this funeral be a meaningful time of prayer and reflection. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any of our clergy to assist you in this process.


The Very Rev. Owen C. Thompson, Dean+

Funeral and Memorial Planning Form ⸻  
Funeral and Memorial Sample Services ⸻  
Selecting Music for Burial ⸻
Funeral and Memorial Suggested Scripture Readings ⸻

Inurnment in the Cathedral Columbarium

Christ Church Cathedral has a beautiful Columbarium – a vault with niches for urns containing ashes of deceased persons. The Columbarium is located in a meditation garden outside of the Cathedral, overlooking the city below.

Persons who are members of the Cathedral or the Southern Ohio Diocese may purchase a niche in the Columbarium.  More Information ⸻   

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Get Married at the Cathedral!

Through Christian marriage, God blesses the sacred commitment of two people who choose to make marriage a part of their mutual faith journey. 

Christ Church Cathedral is proud to be an affirming church that celebrates marriage equality for all people, including LGBTQ+ persons. 



Let us help you in this time of grief.

We believe that, for God’s faithful, in death “life is changed, not ended” and that funerals are both a celebration of the Easter promise and a time to walk together through grief and loss. 

Inquire about holding a funeral here, or to request a meeting with the clergy staff for planning a funeral in advance.



Entering the Risen Life of Christ

In the waters of baptism, we are lovingly adopted by God into God’s family, and given God’s own life to share and reminded that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ. Holy Baptism marks a formal entrance to the congregation and wider Church.


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