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.
Summer Schedule Begins Sunday, May 30
Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10 a.m.
The 10 a.m. service will be livestreamed on our YouTube Channel
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
Formation and Spirituality
Barbara Fiser: Vestry Liaison
Bob Dannals: Staff Liaison
Gregg Kaufman, Liesl Gavronsky-Howsare, Linda Privitera, Susan Bancks, Megan Cochran, Joe O'Shields and Nancy Purcell: Council Members
Laura Lane and Joe Kincart: Vestry Liaisons
Saundra Kidd: Staff Liaison
Megan Cochran, Joan Burchell, Pat …
Worship at St. John's Cathedral
NOTICE: The CDC has released new guidelines recommending that all people wear masks in areas of high transmission. This would include our worship.
We are following the CDC Guidelines and here's what to expect when you come to worship:
1. Please bring a mask with you to church and wear that mask during worship.
2. We will return to socially dist…Read More »
"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 »
The City of Jacksonville plants 60 trees in the Cathedral District Easter weekend.
Several Community Forums were held in 2019 to better understand what the next steps for the Cathedral District should be. Below is …Read More »
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 »