The Great Cathedral Gala

Our Great Cathedral Gala is gearing up again this year on Saturday 21 September. A regular highlight of the spring second-hand season, this classic fundraiser and family event has some new twists to it this year. It will run from 9am-1pm at Taranaki Cathedral’s Peace Hall and Hatherly Hall. Hot food will be served fresh in the Hatherly Hall including and there will be Devonshire Teas, home baking and plenty of quality jams and chutneys for sale. The Peace Hall... read more

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Buy a pew from Taranaki Cathedral

Have you heard the news about the pews? We are in the process of contacting people with family links to a Taranaki Cathedral pew to buy one as part of our exciting site development project. Find out what is happening and how to register your interest here Watch Bryan Vickery from Hokonui talk to Communications Adviser Andrew Moffat about the pews here Our months long search for potential family buyers finishes on 20 September. The pews will then be made available... read more

Project and Pizza!

We had a great time sharing more visuals and details about The Cathedral Project today with some of our kids, Archbishop Philip Richardson and architect Jennie Goddard. Thanks everyone for coming along, it was great to hear the questions and excitement around the project. The pizza was pretty good too. read more

Big Quiz Night Raises $990 for The Cathedral Project

There was a great turnout for our Fundraising Quiz Night on Monday 22 July at The Good Home. The place was packed with 13 teams taking part and brain cells were working hard as teams pondered the big questions, including "How many golf clubs are you allowed to carry in your bag in tournament golf? and "What year was Michael Jackson's Thriller album released". Thanks to Colin McLeod, Anne Smith and others who rustled up teams to make this fundraising event... read more

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Fundraising Quiz Night 22 July 2019

A classic fundraising quiz is coming up in a couple of weeks time. A fun way to keep The Cathedral Project fundraising moving along at speed. If you don't have a full team of 6, you can just sign up individually and our organisers will sort you a team. All profits from ticket sales go directly to the project and The Good Home are experts at putting on top notch quizzes. So what are you waiting for...sign up today! read more

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$1.5m boost for The Cathedral Project from TSB Community Trust

A dynamic evolution of the Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary site has received a significant boost from the TSB Community Trust. TSB Community Trust is pleased to announce that in addition to currently funding the Cathedral Project Manager’s position to oversee the coordination and remediation process for the Taranaki Cathedral that an additional $1.5m has been committed dependent on raising the remainder of the funds. “The impact of the project will be significant for Taranaki and its people as... read more

"Love one another." That's an order!

Sermon preached by Archdeacon Trevor Harrison 19 May 2019 John 13:31-35 Palm Sunday was nearing for Father Elias Chacour, priest of the , an ancient hilltop village near Haifa, in Northern Israel. Ibillin was a village surrounded by olive trees, some of them older than Christianity. Father Elias was struggling with how to bring the reality of Easter into the life of his congregation, which very much mirrored the church in which they worshipped and which was falling down. The divisions... read more

The pews: a new beginning

Preperatory work to remove most of the pews from Taranaki Cathedral and sell them to raise funds is now underway. As part of The Cathedral project, the interior of the church will be sensitively modified to enable greater comfort and increased community usage of the space for worship, music and performance. This means that most of the existing pews, which were donated and dedicated between the 1940s and 1960s, will need to be removed. These pews were given by people... read more

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