Light is God's first creation

Sermon preached by Archdeacon Trevor Harrison 5 May 2019 John 21:1-19 Light is God’s first creation, after he formed the heavens and the earth. And humankind has been discovering its amazing miracles ever since: Aristotle’s early observations of the “purity” of light; Galileo’s attempts to measure the speed of light;Newton’s experiments in wave lengths and how they produce colours and the invention, in the 1960s of the laser, by which scientists can generate coherent light. Computers can be tiny, an... read more

Parting With Art For a Good Cause

Ross and Anne Smith, Taranaki Cathedral stalwarts, will donate over 40 artworks to the Great Collectables Road Show and Art Auction on Friday May 3. Parting with artwork is personal for Anne Smith. The process is similar to giving up friends, muses the retired New Plymouth art teacher. “They are your creations.” But giving them up she is in order to help fundraise for the Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary, the oldest stone church in the country. Three years... read more

Architects Help Plan for Peace and Reconciliation

Tennent Brown architects Hugh Tennent (far left) and Brenda Solon (far right) met with members from the parish and Ngāti Te Whiti hapū on site recently as part of the planning process. Wellington firm Tennent Brown Architects have been chosen to help give form to plans for peace and reconciliation at Taranaki Cathedral. Their appointment comes as momentum behind The Cathedral Project – A Taranaki Taonga project builds and preparations for a major community fundraiser continue. Fundraising for the $15m... read more

Things are not always as they seem

Sermon preached by Archdeacon Trevor Harrison - 7 April 2019 John 12:1-8 Things are not always as they seem. Rarely is reality simple, flat, non-conflicted. Things are hardly ever as they first appear. In John’s Gospel things are hardly ever as they first appear. Here, a week before Palm Sunday, we have Jesus in Bethany visiting his good friends Mary, Martha and Lazarus. The scene at first suggests mellow domestic ambience. Jesus is dining with good friends and enjoying good food.... read more

Important Volunteer Role:Treasurer Overseer

Treasurer Overseer Role – The Fine Print From 1 April 2019 Taranaki Cathedral will engage Trust Management Limited (TML), a specialist provider of professional accounting and investment services to charities. TML will process transactions, prepare payroll, file PAYE and GST returns, provide monthly reports, prepare annual accounts and liaise with auditors. Source information will be provided to TML by Taranaki Cathedral volunteers and staff who bank deposits, process payables, invoice receivables and administer bank accounts. We need a Treasurer Overseer... read more

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

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