Cathedral Chapter Meeting Report

April 10, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Cathedral Chapter met on Tuesday evening, Apr. 10, 2018, and there was an extended discussion around the subject of stewardship, in the context of which the Chapter received an update on 2018 pledges.

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Dean's Address

January 28, 2018

Delivered to the congregation of St. James Cathedral at the Annual Meeting on January 28, 2018.

In our gospel reading this morning, we heard Mark’s account of the beginnings of what our Presiding Bishop often calls "the Jesus movement." Since the New Year begun, we have heard Mark’s tell us of Jesus appearing at the Jordan River to be baptized by John and then starting his public ministry, by proclaiming that the time of the Kingdom of God has arrived; of his calling two pairs of brothers to leave behind the family business and follow him; and then, this morning, good Jew that he is, he rolls up in the local synagogue in Capernaum and starts to teach. 

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Missioner for Music and Liturgy

November 29, 2017

Contact: Robert Black (312-787- 7360)

Chicago’s St. James Episcopal Cathedral
Appoints Dent Davidson Missioner for Music and Liturgy

CHICAGO November 29, 2017—St. James Cathedral announced today the appointment of Dent Davidson as half-time missioner for music and liturgy, effective January 1, 2018. Davidson will serve St. James alongside his ministry for the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago as associate for liturgy and the arts. Davidson also serves as music chaplain to the Episcopal Church House of Bishops.

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Job Posting: Youth Cultural Enrichment Summer Program Director

October 18, 2017

Youth Cultural Enrichment Summer Program Director
St. James Cathedral, Chicago 
65 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Summer in the City (SITC) is an important outreach ministry at St. James Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Chicago, offering a 3-week summer program of cultural enrichment for a diverse group of youth. St. James is seeking a new Director for SITC from January 2018, to lead a committed team of staff and volunteers.

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Leadership Transition for Summer in the City

October 18, 2017

An announcement from the Rev. Canon Lisa Hackney-James, Sub-Dean

After eight years of dynamic and generous leadership, the Rev. Ed Bird is stepping down from his role as Executive Director of Summer in the City. In the Spring of 2017, Fr. Ed took on a new challenge by accepting a call to serve as full-time Interim Rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in DeKalb, Illinois, a community that lies 70 miles west of Chicago.  We were very grateful for Ed’s willingness to stay in leadership for the 2017 camp. But that experience confirmed for Ed, and for the rest of the leadership team, that the distance was simply too large a factor to overcome, and that we must now find a new way of carrying forward the work of this lively and vital cathedral ministry.

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