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Christ Cathedral Church

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Mission statement: We meet people where they are, serve ALL, and live together in Christ’s love.

Christ Cathedral is the Episcopal Cathedral for the Diocese of Western Kansas, serving as the official liturgical center for over two dozen congregations in the western half of Kansas. The building was constructed in memory of Hermon Griswold Batterson (1827-1903), a noted priest and author. The building was designed by Charles M. Burns (1838-1922) and Henry Macombe (1845-1933), prominent architects who completed dozens of historic buildings in and around Philadelphia. Built in 1906, Christ Cathedral was placed on the National Historic Register in 2010. The cathedral is built in the English Gothic style, characterized by its cruciform layout, pointed arches and the central tower.

Although Gothic architecture originally flourished in the late medieval era, many Anglican and Episcopal churches built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries adopted this style in response to an increasingly urban lifestyle. In a world where smokestacks and factories were replacing windmills and grain silos, people living in cities were increasingly deprived of places of beauty. The country church—complete with a graveyard and a spire—was no longer the physical and spiritual landmark of a community.

To compensate for this loss, Anglican and Episcopal congregations began building churches where the grandeur was located inside. The idea was that a church in the Anglican tradition was a public place, rather than a “members only” chapel. These architectural treasures were designed to be places where the people of a community, regardless of their religious affiliation, could gather to pray and worship, or simply come to enjoy something beautiful. A century after being build, Christ Cathedral continues this tradition and is offered to the greater glory of God and to the people of Salina, Kansas by the good will of God’s people.

Worship times

10:00 am
Holy Eucharist
Nursery provided
5:00 pm
Holy Eucharist
5:30 pm
Mass with Liturgy for Healing


Feed the Hungry

Meal Programs

Serving others is a way to serve Christ in the world. Our most public outreach is our sack lunch program, Feed the Hungry. Every day, Christ Cathedral distributes several dozen lunches to the homeless and others facing food insecurity in Salina. This program is staffed by volunteers from Christ Cathedral as well as several other area churches and operates with assistance from the Emergency Food Bank and other area agencies. To assist with this program or you have have questions, please contact Melinda Ryberg (785) 825-9222.

Melinda Ryberg

Help at Ashby House

Meal Programs
Shelter and Housing

We support several programs which help people in need. We are located next door to the Ashby House, a multifaceted shelter program for homeless families that grew out of the Cathedral to become an independent social services organization. We host Ashby House residents for a monthly cooking class that teaches participants how to adopt a healthy and more cost-efficient approach to food. A rotating group of parishioners also does the weekly grocery shopping for Ashby House. We host an annual Christmas Dinner for Ashby House residents.

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