About Us

The Cathedral Church of the Nativity is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Construction was started on this lovely historic building in 1863 and the first service was on Christmas Day 1864. We are blessed to serve as the Cathedral of the Diocese of Bethlehem.

Our Mission

To know Christ, to make Him known, and to serve all people according to His example.

Living the Story as a …

Welcoming Haven

At Nativity, you will find multiple opportunities to worship, designed to meet the needs of busy schedules.

Join us for Holy Eucharist at 5:00 PM on Saturday evening, or attend one of our morning services on Sunday:

  • 8:00 AM (music and hymns)
  • 8:45 AM (family friendly)
  • 10:30 AM (music and choir)
  • At 9:15 AM there is Sunday School & Adult Forum.

A nursery is available for infants and toddlers.

Once a month we offer a Celtic Spirituality Night in the Cathedral and there are several Evensongs throughout the year.

Music is an important part of our life at Nativity. Our choir is a long standing tradition and is open to parishioners to join. We also have concerts and musical events on a regular basis.

Caring Community

We are a congregation that cares for all, and we have programs designed to help in many ways: pastoral care, bereavement support, knitting ministry, prayer chain, adult formation, and fellowship.

Nurturing Space for Children & Youth

Nativity hosts robust programs for children and youth from nursery through high school. Youth may also choose to assist with our worship services. Outside of our Sunday programs, we have a week-long summer camp in the Poconos, mission trips, and youth group fellowship.

Congregation Committed to Serving

We are committed to serving not only our congregation, but also our community and the world.

We offer various services throughout the year, such as opening our doors in the winter to provide those without a home a place to sleep and eat. We serve our neighbors through Habitat for Humanity, ShareCare, and New Bethany Ministries.

We also operate a thrift shop and collect supplies for local food banks. We have a companion relationship with a Cathedral in South Sudan, whom we support through prayer, education, and mission trips.

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