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
26th November - 7.30pm Ecumenical Advent Service
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
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
30th March (Opunake at 5pm)
29th June (Waitara at 2pm)
31st August (Waverley at 4pm)
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
8am Christmas Communion
10am Christmas Family Communion
The Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary is very pleased to announce HollyJones (USA) will perform at the next two recitals in the 2014 "@ the Piano"Recital Series.Over the next two recitals, Jones will take the audience on a chronologicaljourney of...
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Saturday 10 May 2014 – Peace Hall, Vivian St Come and grab a bargain at Taranaki Cathedral's annual mega garage sale! Homewares, furniture, toys, books, clothing - we've got it all :) Doors open at 9.30am. Hot breakfast and drinks....
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All Day Holy Saturday
8:30am Morning Prayer
2pm Agape Sleepover
All Day Easter Sunday
6am Easter Vigil & Dawn Service (on the beach)
8am Easter Communion
10am Easter Family Communion with Easter Egg Hunt & Flowering of the Cross
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Coward link to old tapestry
Up to 35 art works, including an historic tapestry, are to feature in the cathedral’s upcoming art auction.One of the organisers, Denise Duncan, says a variety of work has been collected for the fundraiser, being held at the Devon Hotel’s Grand Auditorium on Thursday October 17.There are oil paintings, watercolours, prints and the tapestry, donated by Margot Wiseman.Mrs Wiseman says the framed work, believed to be 180 years old, has been in her family for as long as she can remember. The story of its origin, handed down through the generations, is that it belonged to the...
A message from your Dean
TĒNĀ KOUTOU KATOA! My warmest greetings to you.This magazine (October 2013) is a special edition, in which we make a space for remembering. We include a few brief obituaries, by way of honouring all those who have gone from our midst over recent months. We do so, “not sorrowing like those without hope” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) but as the very Community of the Resurrection. Constantly rejoicing in and sharing this resurrection faith is one of the vital cornerstones of being a church... yet sometimes this message almost gets lost in the busyness and the day-to-day life of...
Carrie's Drama Group
A good friend of mine (Shakespeare) once said, ‘All the world’s a stage...’ so here at CDG (Carrie’s Drama Group) we’re going to take that literally and take every opportunity we can to act, sing and dance! Carrie’s Drama Group entered stage right with appropriate dramatic flair just a few short months ago, and already we’re discovering some incredible talent! The group is made up of up to 19 young people between the ages of 7 and 17. Since our performance of Joseph the group has grown by a few more! We meet each week and enjoy...
Quarterly Focus on our Bishopric : E-Town
Building a town and its people in Eltham. Sarah Foy recently visited E-Town in Eltham, the church hall converted four years ago into a breakfast club and after-school centre for the town’s youth.Courtenay* has unbrushed hair but bright eyes. It’s a cold Wednesday morning in Eltham and she’s wearing thin shorts. Sister Georgia has trackpants and ugg-boots that resemble slippers. Slippers or not, that’s her school attire, she tells Jan Barleyman as she collects breakfast from the hatch in the All Saints hall. The pair is among a dozen children sharing breakfast.There are a few adults at the tables,...
Cathedral Spotlight : Peter Holden
Peter Holden has stepped into a role on Vestry after a position became available midway through the year. He talks about his reasons for joining the governing body and reflects on the financial position of the cathedral. “I was prompted to agree to join vestry because as much as I can, I would like to contribute something back to the cathedral community. My late wife Chris and I started coming to the cathedral soon after we arrived in Taranaki - around 2 years ago. I think that a first visit to any new church is so...
Cathedral Spotlight : Richard Handley
Richard Handley was elected to Vestry at the March AGM. Our cathedral magazine put a series of questions to Richard six months after he joined the church’s governing body.1. How long have you been a member of the cathedral and what attracted you to the church?I was drawn to the cathedral firstly because of its place in the city and its architecture, so it was an easy choice for me. I love the people, the church interior, the relevance of its services and its sense of history. 2. What brought you to NP and when did you...