2014 Special services

Joint Services for 2014

5th March - 7.30pm Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service at St Joseph's

9th March - 4pm Liturgical Welcome for the new Bishop of Waikato

Tuesday 15th April, 5pm Chrism Mass

Thursday 29th May, 7.30am - Outdoor Eucharist for Ascension Day

Sunday 23rd November, 2pm - Ordinations


26th November - 7.30pm Ecumenical Advent Service

- the blessing of the wreaths at St Joseph's


Music of Taranaki services 2014


16th February Christopher J. Luke, organ 16th March Denise Wood, piano

20th April Easter Day – Service of Evensong

18th May - Living Harmony under the direction of Beth Hockey

15th June - The Plymouth Ensemble, string quartet

20th July - Taranaki Male Choir under the direction of Don Boyd

17th August - The Tenners under the direction of Christopher J. Luke 21st September

- The Madrigal Companie under the direction of Paul Cooke 19th October - Cathedral

Handbell Ringers under the direction of Graeme Cleland

16th November - The Devon Hotel New Plymouth Brass under the direction of Leigh


14th December - Taranaki Children’s Choir under the direction of Lenore Brooker


Other Specials - all Sunday 10am services, unless otherwise specified


4th May - Thanksgiving for Ministry Sunday 18th May - AAW Sunday and Harvest

Festival 1st June - Confirmation Service

8th June - The Day of Pentecost

15th June - Trinity Sunday; Cursillo Sunday

22nd June - Te Pouhere Sunday

29th June - St Peter & St Paul, Apostles, and Disability Awareness Sunday

20th July - Bible Sunday

27th July - Social Services Sunday

3rd August - St Stephen, Martyr - Confirmation / Jazz Mass - St Mary's School present

Friday 8th August, 10am Mary Sumner Day Eucharist Friday 15th August, 10am


Festival Service 24th August St Bartholomew, Apostle

7th September - Merchant Navy Sunday

21st September - St Matthew, Apostle, and Battle of Britain Sunday

5th October - Pet Blessing Sunday

2nd November - All Saints; All Souls Memorial at 7pm

9th November - Remembrance Sunday 24th November - Christ the King 30th

November - Advent Sunday  28th December - The Holy Innocents

Choral Eveningsongs during 2014  


23rd February

30th March (Opunake at 5pm)

25th May

29th June (Waitara at 2pm)

27th July

31st August (Waverley at 4pm)

28th September

26th October




Services for Holy week and Easter



Mon 14th April : 7pm Holy Week Communion.  9pm Compline

Tues 15th April : 7am Holy Week Communion. 9pm Compline

Weds 16th April : 10am Holy Week Communion. 9pm Compline

Maundy Thursday :  10am Foot-Washing Service

7.30pm Festival Communion with stripping of the Altars; quiet prayer and meditation until 10pm.

Good Friday :   10.30am Prayerful Family Service; Hot Cross Buns afterwards.

12-3pm The Last Three Hours (Service of Meditation, Scripture, Song and Prayer)

Easter Sunday 6am Easter Vigil and Dawn Service - on the beach, followed by breakfast

8am Easter Communion

10am Easter Family Communion with Easter Egg Hunt and the Flowering ofthe Cross



Services for Advent and Chrisitmas


30th November - 5pm Advent Carol Service

Wednesday 17th December - 7.30pm Carols by Candlelight

Sunday 21st December - Nativity Musical (In the Peace Hall)

Wednesday 24th December - 11.30pm Midnight Mass

 Thursday25th December

8am Christmas Communion

10am Christmas Family Communion






  • 03Mar

    Reflections on the meditations of Fr. Richard Rohr Reflections on the meditations of Fr. Richard Rohr
    Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and...

  • 06Mar

    Chancel Concert Chancel Concert
    The Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary is pleased to launch the 2015 Chancel Concert Series with the first of five concerts taking place on Friday 6 March beginning at 11.00am. Director of Music to Taranaki Community & Cathedral, Christopher J. Luke, is looking...

  • 12Mar

    “Rigorous, Reasonable, and Real: Making the Case for Church in an Unchurched World” “Rigorous, Reasonable, and Real: Making the Case for Church in an Unchurched World”
    The Revd Lillian Daniel is the St John’s College Visiting Scholar in March of this year and will visit New Plymouth for an evening workshop during her stay at the College. In her latest writing Lillian asks what the impact is...


  • 02Mar

    8:30am Morning Prayer
    10am Pukeko Stomp Music Group
    11am Rhapsody Resthome Service
    12pm Midday prayer
    3:30pm Bellringers Practice
    3:45pm Evening Prayer
    6:30pm Zumba with Puna

  • 03Mar

    7am Bishop's Eucharist
    7:30am Community Cafe
    8:30am Morning Prayer
    10:30am Crafty Connections
    12pm Wedding - Jason and Jingwen
    12pm Midday prayer
    12:30pm Communications Team Meeting
    3:45pm Evening Prayer
    5:45pm Agape Youth Group
    6pm Monthly Ministry Meeting
    6:30pm Rohr Meditation Group
    7pm OA meeting

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