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A home for saints and sinners in downtown Birmingham

Captivated By the
Gospel of Jesus Christ

The Cathedral Church of the Advent is a gospel-centered church, with a living, daring confidence in God’s grace that finds the cross and resurrection of Jesus ever and only at its center.

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Preaching at the Cathedral Church of the Advent focuses on the gospel in every sermon. Join us on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. as we worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Dynamic and engaging music ministries provide many opportunities throughout the year to engage with sacred music and modern musicians in downtown Birmingham. Home to the Cathedral Choir and Advent Birmingham, the Advent offers programs for everyone.

Advent Choir singing
The Rev. Craig Smalley speaking to congregation

Christian Education

The Advent creates space for the word of God to do the work of God every Sunday through Christian Education programs for all ages. From children in the nursery through adults of all ages, our classes help everyone discover Jesus Christ and the transforming love of his gospel.

Small Groups

The Advent’s small groups ministry helps make our large church feel smaller. Groups gather between Sundays to study the Bible, pray together, and develop bonds of friendship that help all involved know the grace of our Lord.

Picture of woman sitting on sofa reading Lamentations

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We worship in person at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.


Tune in for our Livestream on Sunday mornings and for other special services. 


Please see our Ministries and News sections for updates on programs and events.