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. All meetings occur on Zoom.

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 on Zoom

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 at Saint John’s

Centering Prayer

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

Coordinator: Dan Hurley
When: Every Monday at 5:30 pm on Zoom

Be still and know that I am God… 

– Psalm 46:10

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 on Zoom

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 and on Zoom. Please email Dean Richard to receive the Zoom link.

Coordinator: Dean Richard Lawson ()
When: The first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at Saint John’s and on Zoom

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.

Sacred Ground Anti-Racism Dialogue Circles

Sacred Ground is a film and literature-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. More information is here.

Sacred Ground facilitated by Peter Bryant
Every other Wednesday beginning September 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Saint John’s Cathedral. Register here.

Sacred Ground for 20s & 30s
Every other Wednesday beginning October 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Saint John’s Cathedral. Register here.

Stargazers: A Widows Group

A group for widows at Saint John’s Cathedral.

Coordinator: Alexis Hertel

Women's Bible Study

Canon Katie hosts a Women’s Bible Study on the second Wednesday of each month. The group will meet at 10 am in the library at Saint John’s for those who can join in person and again at 5:30 pm over Zoom for those who cannot. The focus this year will be to explore 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. Please register here. For more information about the Women’s Bible Study, please email Canon Katie.

Coordinator: Canon Katie Pearson ()
When: The second Wednesday of each month at 10 am in the Cathedral Library and at 5:30 pm on Zoom

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 Broderick Greer.

Coordinator: Canon Broderick Greer ()
More information is here.

Upcoming Small Group Meetings

  1. 5 December

    Coffee Hour

    • All Souls’ Walk
      1350 N Washington St Denver, CO 80203 United States

    • December 5 2021
      11am - 12pm

  2. 5 December

    The Wilderness

    • Dagwell Hall
      1350 N Washington Street Denver, CO 80203 United States

    • December 5 2021
      5pm - 6pm

  3. 8 December

  4. 12 December

    Holy Eucharist


    • December 12 2021
      8am - 8am

  5. 12 December

    Choral Eucharist

    • Dagwell Hall
      1350 N Washington Street Denver, CO 80203 United States

    • December 12 2021
      10am - 11am

  6. 12 December

    Coffee Hour

    • All Souls’ Walk
      1350 N Washington St Denver, CO 80203 United States

    • December 12 2021
      11am - 12pm

  7. 12 December

    The Wilderness

    • Dagwell Hall
      1350 N Washington Street Denver, CO 80203 United States

    • December 12 2021
      5pm - 6pm