Topics Central to Women’s Lives
Brigid’s Place began in 1993 as a new kind of women’s ministry at Christ Church Cathedral, a vision of Rev. Canon Betty Adam. Originally, the group was the Women’s Assembly and met to encourage women whose spiritual needs were not yet met by the offerings of traditional church. The group met with the support of the cathedral and explored topics central to women’s lives such as vocation, motherhood, health, women in crisis, community service, and many others.
In 1995, the name Brigid’s Place was formally adopted and programs became more regular. After significant contributions from members, there was a mutual decision for Brigid’s Place to become an independent 501 (c)(3) in 1998. Since receiving its non-profit status, the organization has been run by a board of directors and continues a close relationship with Christ Church Cathedral today where it is located.