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Choosing a Sunday Service
Every Sunday we have two services, each offering fellowship, music and the opening up of the Scripture.
8am service of Holy Communion is quiet and concise with two hymns. Some people like to slip in to this service and quietly leave at the end.
On the first Sunday of the month, tea, coffee and toast is available after this service. It’s an opportunity to catch up with people or meet those on a similar journey.
10am service is also a Holy Communion service. It attracts a cross-generational mix of people. Toys, drawing and games are available for toddlers at the back of the church.
Our Fledge Crew caters for children aged 3-6
Our Faith Crew for children aged 6-intermediate age
Our Adeptes youth group for those aged over 12 years.
On the final Sunday of each month, the 10am service is a family communion, in which our young people are fully involved.
From 7th February 2016, Sunday services are taking place in the Interim Cathedral in the Peace Hall, across the road at 40 Vivian Street.
During school terms the cathedral choir leads the worship, accompanied (during our temporary closure) by our Johannus Sweelinck digital pipe organ. On the third Sunday of most months, a service features the Music of Taranaki when a visiting choir or orchestra from around the mountain leads the 10am service with the gifts of their music.
The 10am service is often geared to the immediate story of the community or the season for example, with the Pet Blessing service in October; Remembrance services; and special occasions such as "Music Sunday" or a special Sunday in which we are aware of times of celebration or lament in Taranaki. Each 10am service is followed by prayer support in the chapel for those who would like the chance to share. Morning tea with home baking is provided after the service.
At 5pm, our service is about reflection and quietness. Evening services include : Sacred space (contemplative worship), healing & wholeness, Choral Evensong, the Taizé style of worship, and informal praise & worship in the adjoining hall.
Note that our last evening service for 2015 is on Sunday 13th December. Evening services will take an extended break until we are settled in to our interim worship space.
- Bishop's Eucharist - every Tuesday at 7am.
Conducted by the Bishop or a diocesan minister.
- Book of Common Prayer Communion - every Wednesday at 10am.
A service using the more traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer. Once a month this combines with the Mothers' Union Corporate Communion. Morning tea and fellowship follow in the Hatherly Hall.
Midweek services take place in "The Upper Room", upstairs in the Hatherly Hall (disabled access from the rear of the building).
A brief (10-15 minute) prayer service is offered in The Upper Room at 8.30am, midday and 2.45pm Monday - Friday and at 8.30am on Saturdays.