Small Groups

Making Our Big Community Smaller

Small groups connect you to other people on their faith journey with similar spiritual needs and interests. They help make our large cathedral feel a little smaller and unite our community across services.


As of fall 2021, some small groups are meeting in-person. Other groups are meeting online or have a hybrid model. Contact Tina Clark at for more information about how each group is staying connected.


Below are groups that are currently meeting, which include descriptions and group coordinators. Please contact Tina Clark, Director of Formation, at if you wish to join a group listed below or if you would like to start a small group.

Anam Cara

Anam Cara, “soul friend” in Gaelic, is a contemplative group for women of all ages and at all stages in their spiritual journey. Drawing from the ancient wisdom of Celtic Christianity, each meeting combines a reflection with a sacred sharing process. This format offers a wonderful opportunity to deepen your connection with the Divinity within yourself, within each other and within all of creation.

Coordinator: Jennifer Allen
When: First Tuesdays of the month from 7 to 8:30 pm and/or second Mondays of the month from 1 to 2:30 pm.

Book Group: Imitation of Christ

This small group meets weekly to study books on topics relating to social justice, advocacy, theology, and welcome. We have an active and lively group that tackles tough and relevant topics from some of today’s most engaging authors.

Coordinator: Anna Wadsworth
When: Every Wednesday, 11 to 12:30 pm.

Book Group on Sunday Mornings

This group has met for many years and covers a wide range of books, including Death Comes for the Archbishop, Hidden Figures, and Between the World and Me. For the group’s 2021 reading list, click here.

Coordinator: Diane Neumann
When: Every second Sunday of the month at 11:30 am

Centering Prayer

All are welcome for Centering Prayer via Zoom on Mondays at 5:30 pm for Taizé chant, opening prayer, 20 minutes of silence, and closing prayer.

Coordinator: Dan Hurley
When: Every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

Be still and know that I am God… 

– Psalm 46:10

Friday Bible Study

All are welcome to join a virtual weekly, hour-long bible study hosted by David Abbott. Using a variety of translations and the HarperCollins Study Bible, the group explores books of the New Testament.

Coordinator: David Abbot
When: Every Friday at 11 am on Zoom

Knitting Group

This group gathers to knit in community each week. Our current ongoing project is making prayer shawls for the clergy to give to a parishioner in a time of grief or celebration. Those who want to work on personal knitting projects are welcome to join us as well. All skill levels are welcome. We have several skilled people who enjoy teaching others.

Coordinator: Gaile Koehler
When: Every Thursday from 12 to 2 pm.

Men's Bible Study

The men’s Bible study will focus on Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, which comes to a crescendo with Paul’s description of divine love in chapter 13. Each Bible study includes a short teaching on a passage, followed by discussions and occasionally small groups. Dean Richard leads the Men’s Bible Study on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm in the cathedral library.

Coordinator: Dean Richard Lawson ()

Parenting Groups

The Director of Christian Formation, Tina Clark, hosts two parent group offerings through Saint John’s Cathedral.

Faithful Families meets once a month on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

Parents of Very Young Children meets weekly on Tuesdays in the Library from 9:30 to 11 am.

More information on both groups is here.

Stargazers: A Widows Group

A group for widows at Saint John’s Cathedral.

Coordinator: Alexis Hertel

Women's Bible Study

The women’s Bible study will focus on exploring Year C: The Gospel of Luke. Women play a prominent role in the gospel lessons we will be encountering this year – from the Magnificat to the Widow’s Mite, Luke highlights the role of women in Jesus’ ministry as no other gospel does. Every second Wednesday of the month, the group will meet at 10 am in the library at Saint John’s.  For those who can join in person, the group will meet again at 5:30 pm over Zoom.

Coordinator: Canon Katie Pearson ()

20s & 30s Group

20s & 30s is a gathering of young people at Saint John’s Cathedral and beyond who meet for fellowship and formation a few times a month and is led by Canon Precentor Broderick Greer.

Coordinator: Canon Broderick Greer ()
More information here.

Upcoming Small Group Meetings

  1. 22 September

    Education for Ministry (EfM)

  2. 22 September

  3. 23 September

  4. 24 September

  5. 27 September

  6. 29 September

  7. 29 September

    Education for Ministry (EfM)

  8. 30 September

  9. 1 October