Message from New Plymouth's Muslim Community: "Many thanks for making us one and showing your compassion towards us."

We wanted to share the message we received on behalf of New Plymouth’s Muslim community following the interfaith gathering held last Sunday at Holy Trinity Church. A news report on the gathering is here. “Kia ora Whānau. Many thanks to everyone who attended today's Interfaith prayer congregation at Holy Trinity Church. Many thanks for showing solidarity and condolences for our Muslim brothers and sisters who passed away and those who are injured in the brutal attack in the Christchurch Mosques.... read more

Anglican Missions Relief Appeal: In support of victims and families of the mosque shootings in Christchurch

On behalf of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, and Churches within the worldwide Anglican Communion, Anglican Missions is preparing to launch a Relief appeal in support of victims and families affected by the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday 15th March 2019. Anglican Missions joins with Christians across the globe in condemning this terrorist act. Please join us in praying for God’s comfort for the families, friends, and communities who lost loved ones; for... read more

Annual General Meeting 10.30am Sunday 24 March 2019

Kia ora koutou Please don't forget our Annual General Meeting is coming up this Sunday. It will be held at 10.30am on Sunday 24 March following a combined Eucharist at 9am. Hard copies of the Annual Report, financials and associated documenation are avaiable from the Cathedral Office and are also attached in the links below here for your information. We hope to see as many as possible there on Sunday, in the meantime please review the documentation which gives a... read more

"Our prayers and love go out to the Muslim communities in Christchurch..." Acting Dean of Taranaki Cathedral Archdeacon Trevor Harrison

Acting Dean of Taranaki Cathedral Archdeacon Trevor Harrison's message to those affected by the horrific events in Christchurch today: “Our prayers and love go out to the Muslim communities in Christchurch, innocent people of faith, who were attacked whilst at worship. We pray especially for those who mourn those killed, for those who are injured and for the Police and Ambulance staff as they come to terms with the trauma and horror they have had to deal with.” read more

Support of Cathedral Project part of 'big picture' thinking

Phil and Robyn Hinton present the works Salt Peanuts by Aaron Waghorn to Terry Parkes ready to go under the hammer at The Great Collectables Road Show and Auction to be held on 3 May 2019 at the Plymouth Hotel. The artworks could either be bought as a pair or individually. Phil and Robyn Hinton are delighted to donate to the Cathedral Project – A Taranaki Taonga as part of their big picture thinking for Taranaki. The couple recently donated... read more

"Cabinet Reshuffle" sees greater cathedral focus for Archdeacon Trevor

At the conclusion of the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols on 19th December, Archbishop Philip Richardson issued a License to Archdeacon Trevor Harrison as Acting Dean of Taranaki Cathedral. Until now, Harrison has been designated Priest in Charge of the Cathedral, alongside his other roles as Vicar General of the diocese (deputy to the Bishop in his absence) and Archdeacon of Waitotara. He will set aside the latter role for the interim, allowing a greater focus on cathedral matters. Canon... read more

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Cathedral Project receives $500,000 funding boost

The Cathedral Project has received a $500,000 grant from Lottery Environment and Heritage for the earthquake strengthening and development of Taranaki Cathedral. “This is fantastic news and a real boost as we head into 2019 – a year during which we aim to begin work on our $15 million project,” The Cathedral Project fundraising lead Cathy Thurston said. “We thank the Lottery Environment and Heritage committee for their much appreciated support, which greatly acknowledges the regional and national significance of... read more

Taking a Light Approach

So where should the light switches be in our re-opened cathedral? That is one of the questions our electrical engineers have asked. Seems simple enough, but with all the wiring being renewed – yes the cathedral is being literally re-energised - there are opportunities to rethink the positions of our distribution boards and switches to ensure they are less intrusive elements in our stone church. Electric lighting was probably installed in the church in the early 1900s and replaced gas pillar... read more

Commemorative tea towels to help fundraising

The Taranaki Cathedral tea towels are available in red or black writing. Taranaki Cathedral has been immortalised on a commemorative tea towel as part of the fundraising campaign to restore the historic church. Designed by The Cathedral Project remediation and design manager Jenny Goddard, the tea towel features architectural line drawings of each elevation of the cathedral and the words “History, faith, worship, community, friendship, education and celebration”. “The wording reflects our aspirations as we work to raise the $15... read more

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