History of St. John's Cathedral
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, the Cathedral has birthed all kinds of ministries, caring for the homeless, for children and the elderly, and working to promote the arts, education and healthcare. We are now striving to create a vibrant neighborhood around Billy Goat Hill, a place where diverse peoples of many income levels can live and grow together. We believe that by worshipping and serving God in the urban core, we can catch a glimpse of God’s love.
Each video provides a close look at one of the stained glass windows in the nave of St. John's Cathedral.
Enjoy the tour.
The Life of Christ Windows in the Nave
P. Scott Brown, Ph.D., associate professor of medieval art history at the University of North Florida, will present a four-part virtual lecture series on the Life of Christ windows in the Nave of St John's Cathedral. The class will break out in groups to discuss the window in more detail after Dr. Brown's presentation, then reconvene for a f…