What a great night in the history of this great Cathedral. Western Massachusetts Bishop number 9 is blessed to welcome Tom as Christ Church Cathedral Dean number 8. Just as I was blessed to serve this community with number 7 – Jim Munroe.
Christ Church Cathedral had its beginning on May 13, 1817, when a chapel on the second floor of a small building on the grounds of the U. S. Armory in Springfield was dedicated. It was due to the determination of the commander of the armory, Col. Roswell Lee, a staunch Episcopalian, that the chapel was founded.