Who we are, what we believe, how to get to us, and more.
The Cathedral Church of the Advent was founded in 1872, one year after the city of Birmingham was founded, making the Advent one of the oldest churches in the city. Our 3,600-member congregation comprises one of the largest Episcopal parishes in the United States, and since 1982 the Advent has served as the cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.
The Advent is a Gospel -centered church, with a “living, daring confidence in God’s grace” (Martin Luther) evident in our many programs and ministries. Holding to what the Letter of Jude calls “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints,” this Gospel focus finds the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus ever and only at the center. The most comprehensive summation of our traditional Anglican doctrine is found in the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion.