Project 33701: Being Community

Have you looked around Downtown St. Pete lately? Every day there are new murals, new stores, new restaurants and new people. And here we sit, a landmark institution in the heart of downtown, the Cathedral Church of St. Peter.

Project 33701 is the Cathedral’s effort to be not only a part of this great a vibrant city- to help impact and transform for the greater good- but to also bring the inclusive and expansive love of Christ to those we meet.

What does that look like? Thankfully, there is no playbook, so we show up and stick around, as we build relationships with our neighbors. Currently, we are partners with a local elementary school, we engage with and help shape the downtown business and neighborhood associations, and we partner with local hospitals, state universities, small businesses, and our city to provide health education, health screenings, and fresh produce to food desert communities. This is just a taste of what it means to be the Cathedral in our community—the possibilities are endless!

If you are looking for ways to get involved, or have ideas on new ways to support, transform and encourage our city, don’t hesitate to contact me. We are always looking to help get people connected and are always looking for new partners.

The Reverend Canon Katie Churchwell
Canon for Community Formation
727-771-5552 (cell)

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Support VBS in the Dominican Republic

There are many ways you can support our 20th annual mission trip to teach Vacation Bible School in the Dominican Republic.

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Ways to Give:

We gratefully accept cash donations, either by check or online, to buy additional supplies in the D.R. To give online, go to spcathedral. org/give and under the Select a Fund dropdown list, select Outreach and in Optional Memo type DR VBS. If giving by check, please make it out to the Cathedral with memo line: DR VBS

Needed Craft Supplies:
A collection box will be in Harvard Hall, or you can leave your donations at the front desk.

  • Crayola crayons (Crayola brand only, please; they hold up in the intense heat)

  • #2 pencils; colored pencils

  • pencil sharpeners; glue sticks

  • Scotch tape

Outreach Partners

Family Promise

The mission of Family Promise of Pinellas County is to help homeless families with children to achieve sustainable independence. This is accomplished through the use of Congregational facilities. There are currently fourteen Host Congregations that house the families on a weekly rotation until they achieve their goals. The Cathedral Church of St. Peter is a Support Congregation for Palm Lake Christian Church. Volunteer training sessions are held monthly. Please consider becoming a volunteer for Family Promise.
Contact: Charles Jaynes (727) 867-5394

LIGHT Dinners

L.I.G.H.T (Living In God’s Hands Today) is an ecumenical dinner for those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. The dinner is on the first Tuesday evening of each month at 6:30 pm in Harvard Hall. Volunteers prepare and serve the meal then share dinner and time with attendees. New volunteers are always welcome!
Contact: Andi Gorton (

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Resurrection House

Resurrection House is a community, faith-based, transitional housing and self-sufficiency program for motivated families with minor children who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
Contact: Al Phillips ( / (727) 894-4487

VBS in the Dominican Republic

In support of our companion diocese in the DR, we send a short-term mission team to assist with vacation bible school in July each year. The team works with church parishioners to offer a week-long program to over 200 children ranging in ages from 6 to 17. Come share an amazing experience in the love of Christ with other Episcopalians in another country.
Contact: Andi Gorton (

Our Community Partners