For more than 200 years, Christ Church has been a parish serving the spiritual and physical needs of Cincinnati.
Just as God wants to enter into our lives and meet us where we are, so God desires for us to enter into God’s space, together, and be present there.
In 2021, the Very Reverend Owen C. Thompson became the first African American Dean of the Cathedral. That same year, a Richard, Fowkes & Co. Opus 24 organ was installed in the Cathedral at the back of the Cathedral’s sanctuary.
John N. Norton, Life of Bishop Chase p. 35 (New York: General Protestant Episcopal Sunday School Union, 1857)
Federal Writers’ Project (1943). Cincinnati, a Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors. p. 171. ISBN 9781623760519. Retrieved 2013-05-04.
When you visit the Cathedral, we encourage you to experience Christ Church Cathedral across two hundred years of history, and counting, in the north corridor.
In honor of Christ Church Cathedral’s bicentennial, faithful church members, Ruth Bamberger and Suzann Parker Leist, spent 18 months researching, writing, and organizing the timeline, which was created by Welch Sign of Scarborough, Maine.
The timeline is organized into twenty-five-year periods that tell the story of (1) The Episcopal Church and our worship; (2) our membership community; (3) our ministries and whom we serve; and (4) our integration into the life of a growing city on the Ohio River.
The text, photos, and design of the primary timeline trace this evolution across nine panels. A two-part secondary timeline provides context for our story. Economic and political events, social change, and advances in knowledge in each period have influenced our membership and our mission in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region.
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