It all started in 1837, when some of Indianapolis’s earliest residents founded Christ Church Cathedral as a congregation of the Episcopal Church. At the time, Monument Circle was rutted and muddy, and we surrounded our property with a fence—it was the only way to keep pigs out of the churchyard. Construction on the current building began in 1857 and, today, CCC is the home and ceremonial seat of the bishop of Indianapolis, who oversees 46 congregations in central and southern Indiana.

But CCC is more than a cathedral. We are a refuge for the city, and we believe, as it says in The Book of Common Prayer, in the “dignity of every human being.” Our doors are open—to the homeless, the lost, the steadfast, the strong. Together, we widen the circle of God’s embrace across Indianapolis. We are the “Little Church on the Circle.”


Our Story

In 2013, we adopted a new mission: widening the circle of God’s embrace with heart and voice. To make our vision a reality, we emphasize relationships and go where the energy is. We embrace questions and curiosity. We advocate for the LGBT and Hispanic communities, discuss the power of God over a pint, and host yoga on Monument Circle.

Our Story

While guided by Episcopalian traditions and structures, CCC encourages the exploration of faith. Parishioners grow spiritually at their own pace and are welcome to partake in communion, be a guest at one of our Sunday services, or attend our weekday services.

In 2020, Christ Church Cathedral temporarily moved all worship online, and now offer hybrid worship. Worship with us in person in our historic church building, or join us online at Morning and Evening Prayer are livestreamed on Facebook from our chancel.

  • Sunday Worship

    CCC offers three Sunday services:

    8:00 am | Worship | English
    10:00 am | Worship | English (livestreamed)
    1:00 pm | Misa | Español (livestreamed)

    Available on Online Worship, Facebook, or YouTube.


  • Weekday Worship

    Morning Prayer – 8:30 am, In person and on  Facebook, Monday-Friday

    Evening Prayer – 5:30 pm, In person and on  Facebook, Monday | Wednesday | Friday

    Evensong -5:30 pm, In person and on  Facebook, Tuesday & Thursday, Sept-May

  • Special Worship

    CCC holds special services throughout the year. Prior to celebrating Christmas, we honor the season of Advent. We also hold Ash Wednesday and Lenten services. The Easter Sunday service includes the renewal of baptismal vows and a children’s Easter egg hunt.

Our Story

The choirs. The organs. The concerts. Music at Christ Church Cathedral has long played a pivotal role in connecting choristers and congregants to each other, to the church’s history, to the Episcopalian tradition, and to God. Click here to learn more about how music brings life to CCC.

  • Choirs

    There are several choirs at CCC, including the Choir of Men & Choristers, the Coro Latinoamericano, and the Gallery Choir.

  • Organs

    CCC’s organs include the Chancel Organ, the Gallery Organ, and the Frederick E. Weber Memorial Continuo Positive Organ.


    At CCC, music is an integral part of worship. To learn more about our music program or to get involved, contact Christopher Caruso-Lynch at, organist and director of music (ad interim)

Our Story

Christ Church Cathedral is mission-minded, and we work collectively and cooperatively to provide service to individuals and neighborhoods in need. From our Sunday morning Community Breakfast in Indianapolis to our international mission trips, we are dedicated to providing individualized, inclusive, and unique service experiences.

  • Within the Church

    There are a number of ways to volunteer at CCC. Serve as a Lector, Acolyte, or Altar Guild member, or provide hot meals to our neighbors on Sunday mornings.

  • Throughout The City

    CCC is an outward-facing church that advocates for the LGBT and Hispanic communities. We help our neighbors experiencing homelessness, have an Adopt-A-Family program, and use the money raised by the Strawberry Festival to provide grants to those in need.

  • Around the World

    CCC generally plans one mission trip each year. In the past, parishioners have traveled to Navajoland and Appalachia. For many years CCC had a Companion relationship with La Transfiguración, in Oaxaca, Diocese of Southeast Mexico, and now we work alongside the Diocese of Brasília.