Our History

Christ Cathedral Church in Salina, KS 67401Mission statement: We meet people where they are, serve ALL, and live together in Christ’s love.

Christ Cathedral is the Episcopal Cathedral for the Diocese of Western Kansas, serving as the official liturgical center for over two dozen congregations in the western half of Kansas. The building was constructed in memory of Hermon Griswold Batterson (1827-1903), a noted priest and author. The building was designed by Charles M. Burns (1838-1922) and Henry Macombe (1845-1933), prominent architects who completed dozens of historic buildings in and around Philadelphia. Built in 1906, Christ Cathedral was placed on the National Historic Register in 2010. The cathedral is built in the English Gothic style, characterized by its cruciform layout, pointed arches and the central tower.