Welcome to St. John's Cathedral
Through the heartbeat of our sacred worship, we bring together people of profound difference to serve God, to love and learn from one another.
Inspired by the love of Jesus, we are building the kingdom of heaven here on earth, where differing people live in community, serving God and each other.
Worship with us at 8, 9 and 11 a.m. each Sunday (8 and 10:30 a.m. during the summer months), at 7 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:10 p.m. Fridays.
St. John’s Cathedral is home to a vibrant and diverse congregation in downtown Jacksonville, which gathers for worship and then is sent forth to love and serve the Lord. We trace our heritage to the first Episcopal service in Florida which took place on the banks of the St. John’s River in 1829. The first services on Billy Goat Hill, which remains our physical location, were held in 1834, establishing St. John’s Parish. Since 1951, this church has served as the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. Read more about the history of St. John's Cathedral.
Over the past several decades, St. John's Cathedral has birthed six vital non-profits that continue to do God's work in downtown Jacksonville. They include:
- The Cathedral Arts Project
- Aging True
- Cathedral Care
- Episcopal School of Jacksonville
- The Cathedral School
- Cathedral District - Jax
"As the Vestry, we believe that we are called to be disciples. As disciples, we live in Eucharistic community. To live in community means: we worship every Sunday together; we practice a daily discipline of prayer; we actively support the cathedral by generously pledging and giving our money; and we serve Christ through the ministries of St. John’s Cathedral." (Vestry Stewardsh…Read More »
Several Community Forums were held to better understand what the next steps for the Cathedral District should be. Below is a link to the findings of those forums.
Click on the image to read the article in J Magazine.
St. John’s Cathedral has always stood on this very spot, Billy Goat Hill, the highest geographical point in Jacksonville. Our Cathedral has a rich past that you can read about in the attached PDFs. When the population began moving out of the downtown area in the 1960s, this congregation felt strongly that God was calling us to stay here in the heart of the city. Since that tim…Read More »