The Rev. Michael Tigner has launched a new community, Catacombs, in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. The community meets on Wednesday evenings, in space provided by the Church of St. Edward in Whitehall, OH. There is a monthly Eucharist, and other weekly gatherings feature local artists and musicians.

Tigner cites flexibility, to adapt to the needs of the people and their context, as important to the formation of the new community.  Catacombs has become an expression of mission to the sponsoring congregation, as well as an accessible community for those who aren’t regular members. Tigner believes that Catacombs is a model for what church can be, and he hopes to inspire others in the Diocese and the wider church who are engaged in revitalization of their congregations.

Grant Year
Recipient Name
Tigner, Michael
Bexley Seabury
North America