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.
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
Owene Courtney, Director
Chris Collinsworth & Barbara Fiser: Vestry Liaisons
Paige Hakimian: Vestry Liaison
Saundra Kidd: Clergy Liaison
Lynn Doiron: Chair
St. John's Outreach Council gives us opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others. Some of our ministries are:
Angel Tree - At Christmastime, we provide gifts …Read More »
Watch the livestream at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
Find the live stream of past services in the Service Recording Archive:
If you are looking for a past memorial/funeral…Read More »
The Vestry provides leadership and oversight for the administration and operation of St. John's Cathedral, giving the Dean and clergy a representative voice of the parish.
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 time,…Read More »