History of the Cathedral

It began as a vision 168 years ago. New Plymouth’s early Anglican community hoped to install their own Bishop within a Diocese of Taranaki. But war, and the passing of time got in the way. Now the vision has come full circle – with a twist. The structure operates like a catamaran boat: Two Bishops, two diocese, and two regions working together. In October 1842 Bishop Selwyn established an Anglican presence in Taranaki, obtaining a Crown grant for the land on... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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God's covenant love is unconditional

7pm Service 29th Sept. Genesis 28:10-17 Intro/Context: It’s a little odd working with the lectionary sometimes! I’m not familiar enough with it to see it’s pattern and understand why the scripture has been divided the way it has. But for your information, if you’re on the preaching roster for any of the services, there are three passages you can choose to preach from. I decided to go for this one as the context felt a little easier to describe than the... read more

Parish AGM 2022

Parish AGM The plan is for the Parish AGM to be held on the 18th September, right after the 10am service, Peace Hall, 11:15pm The description of the planned Taranaki Cathedral Kōkiri Team as presented at the forum, is included below. Taranaki Cathedral Kōkiri Team The 2021 Synod of the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki, in Bill Number 1, suspended clauses 11 to 18 of Statute 14, THE WAIKATO DIOCESAN CATHEDRALS STATUTE 2006. This suspension enabled Standing Committee to establish a... read more

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