Saturday, November 03, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 815 High St., Des Moines, IA US 50309

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Rev. Canon Gary R. Hall to be featured guest!

Anniversary Luncheon with Rev. Canon Gary Hall


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Luncheon reservations for November 3 Luncheon can also be made by calling (515)288-7297. Deadline for a luncheon reservation is October 31, 2018.

As a part of the continuing celebration of The Cathedral Church of St. Paul’s 25th Anniversary as a Cathedral Church, the Rev. Canon and Interim Rector Gary Hall, of Trinity Church, Santa Barbara, Calif., has been invited by the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa to participate in several events. He is also being sponsored by Growing Iowa Leaders: Called, Fed, and Sent.

Over the years, the Rev. Canon Hall has spoken and written much about what it means to be a Cathedral Church. Please follow this link to read Dean Hall’s article, “The Purpose of Cathedrals,” which appeared in “The Anglican Theological Review”:

Highlights of the Rev. Canon Hall’s visit to Des Moines include:
On Nov. 3, the Rev. Canon Hall will conduct two sessions at the Cathedral, which will feature several invited panelists. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a provided lunch. The Cathedral is located in downtown Des Moines at Seventh and High streets.

On Nov. 4 (All Saints Day), the 8 a.m. service will be HolyEucharist-only. Following the service, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m., The Rev. Canon Hall will conduct a special class on “Being a Cathedral.” He then will deliver the sermon at 10 a.m. service, which includes Faure Requiem. 


The Very Reverend Gary R. Hall has been an ordained minister for more than 35 years.  He was born in Los Angeles and holds an A.B. from UC-Berkeley and a Ph.D. from UCLA, in addition to his M.Div. from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. He has served parishes in California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, and he taught Anglican theology and polity at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont, CA, and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL, where he also served as Dean and President.  From 2012 to 2015 he was the Dean of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC.  

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