Mother Catharine Reid grew up outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended Smith College in Massachusetts and earned a Master of Science in Library Science degree from Villanova University. She then moved to England, where she was a member for two years of the Lee Abbey community, a lay Christian community which runs a holiday and conference centre on the north coast of Devon. From there she went on to study at Trinity Theological College in Bristol, England, and earned her Master of Divinity degree from the General Seminary in New York City.
Following seminary, she was for six years a member of the Order of St. Helena, an Episcopal religious community for women. It was as a member of the order that Mother Catharine first came to live in Seattle.
A longtime member of St. Paul’s, Seattle, she was sponsored by them for ordination and was ordained to the priesthood in October 2011. She initially served as associate at St. Clement’s, Seattle, and then for three years as an associate at St. Luke’s, Renton. In 2014, in addition to serving at St. Luke’s, Mother Catharine took on the role of Associate for the 5:00 pm liturgy at St. Paul’s, and in early 2015 became their priest-in-charge until the arrival of their new rector at the end of September 2015. Currently she serves as an associate at St. Dunstan’s, Shoreline.
In addition to her work over the years, Mother Catharine has volunteered at Virginia Mason Hospital, Chicken Soup Brigade, and in the Diocese of Olympia archives. She currently sings with the Seattle Bach Choir, gardens, rows with Conibear Rowing Club, and works on her 1906 house. Her seven-year-old Westie, Brodie, is a constant companion.
Mother Catharine will be with us at Church of the Redeemer while Fr. Jed Fox recovers from surgery. While serving at Redeemer, you may contact her at email@example.com.
Church of the Redeemer
Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.
The Episcopal Church welcomes you.