Join us as we gather on Thursday November 5th to lament the attack on Parihaka, to recall the teachings of Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi, to celebrate the spirit of nonviolent resistance embodied by the Parihaka community and to reflect on the call to be people of peace and reconciliation ourselves. During the turbulent 1860s, Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi sought nonviolent, but active, means to subvert the confiscation of Māori land in Taranaki. At Parihaka,... read more
The church has always had a presence in our community and plays a vibrant role in the city’s culture. We aim to strengthen our presence through The Cathedral Project: A Taranaki Taonga. Understanding our past to build our future.
Three St Mary’s parishioners were singled out for their community service at the 2020 New Plymouth District Council Citizens’ Awards held last week. The good works of June and Simon Moseley and John Pickering (and 8 other locals) were recognised at the awards and reported in the Taranaki Daily News. “John, Simon and June are inspiring examples of Anglican’s living their faith. They have been quietly going about their good work for many, many years and while their commitment to... read more
CLICK HERE for the new issue of E-ffervescence The Circle Of Life The Pet Blessing Service has been a regular fixture of St Mary’s liturgical life for a while. It’s a lovely opportunity to “do something different” and include God’s creatures in our worship (for those of you who don’t feel comfortable with different – the 8 am service will follow our usual pattern). If you feel your pet would not be comfortable at the event, please bring a photograph... read more
“It is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” - Macbeth I was given a daily Shakespearean insult calendar for 2020, which I enjoy very much (my sons know me well). The quote at the time of writing this is the above, from Macbeth- and it made me smile. I thought immediately of my contributions to Effervescence, and I am hoping that the above does not always apply to what I produce! Although I... read more
Now that we are back at Level 1 we are able to re-start many of the activities and events that have been on hold! Have a read below for details. As we go about our lives, please remember that, changing alert levels will not magically change the way everyone feels or make the impacts of Covid-19 disappear from everyone’s lives. It is perfectly normal for people to experience the same thing in vastly different ways. Keep up that wonderful spirit of... read more
St Mary’s set to feature on Prime TV’s Artefact series Earlier this year our Cathedral and several key members of the Project team were involved with an episode for the new season of Artefact – a wonderful New Zealand series featuring Dame Professor Anne Salmond. It focuses on artefacts and taonga at the heart of pivotal moments of our history. The episode is set to screen on Prime TV on Tuesday 22nd of September at 7.30pm. We are planning (alert... read more
There are no upcoming special events just yet - make sure you check back later though.
8:30am Morning Prayer
10am BCP Eucharist
11:15am DoM Organ Recital @ Wesley Methodist Church, Hawera
8:30am Morning Prayer
10am Food 4 Thought
7pm Home Group - Led by Jen and Ruth