Michelle Cruickshank
Upcoming Changes At Taranaki Cathedral

Upcoming Changes At Taranaki Cathedral During Construction Work We are gearing up to start Phase Two of our Project — building Te Whare Hononga and refurbishing the Vicarage to create Te Manu Hononga/The Paul Reeves Centre. While it is an exciting time, large parts of our site will essentially be a construction zone for the better part of a year. Work will take place Monday – Saturday from 7am. Our first priorities are the health and safety of all staff, parishioners... read more

175th Anniversary Activities POSTPONED

175th Anniversary — Celebrating Our Past, Present And Future Our Anniversary Committee has made the tough decision to postpone our weekend of 175 activities planned for later this month. They are currently working through a few different scenarios and we will let you know what decisions are made re: rescheduling and marking the day itself. For those who have prepaid for the Spring Fling or High Tea, we are working on a system to process refunds. Stay tuned. read more

St Mary's Parish Recycling Depot

As part of our ongoing work to “Value Now” Jen has been investigating how we can ensure we are valuing our environment. Thanks to her mahi we, the Cathedral staff, will be making a few small but important changes around some day-to-day activities — including recycling. A recent trip to New Plymouth’s recycling depot (next to the Transfer Station in Colson Road) opened Jen’s eyes to the large number of common household items that CAN be recycled but are not able... read more

Parishioner Tim Harland Being Commissioned As Hospital Chaplain

Tim Harland jokes and says he has his “affiliation for falling off motorcycles” to thank for his commissioning as Hospital Chaplain next week. In reality though, the role seems tailor made for this man of deep faith. As a young man Tim felt drawn to chaplaincy. But as so often happens, life had other plans for him. He went to university and enrolled in an engineering degree and ultimately became a qualified tool maker. As the years unfolded he married, raised... read more

Latest E-ffervescence

Read the latest issue of E-ffervesence HERE BACK ISSUES Easter Sunday Good Friday 26 March 19 March 12 March 5 March 26 February 19 February 12 February 5 February 29 January 22 January 15th January - Assumptions 8th January New Year 2021 Christmas 2020 18th December 11th December 4 th December 27 November 20 November 13 November read more

ALT_Mary: Lent This Sunday (March 14th)

Our second week of ALT_Mary:Lent is happening this Sunday (March 14th at 7pm). ALT_Mary is a community of people committed to following Jesus amid the beauty and brokenness of life. It is a space for honest and open conversation. A place where we seek to encounter God through shared food, discussion, music, liturgy, and eucharist. ALT_Mary is a place where all are welcome and affirmed, regardless of gender, ethnicity or sexuality Over three Sundays, ALT_Mary: Lent will engage with art,... read more

Come to Riri Me Te Raukura With Us

On March 17th it will be 161 years since the New Zealand Wars began at Waitara. Te Ātiawa have put together a multi-day programme to mark the date. From the evening of Tuesday March 16th to dinner time on Thursday the 18th there are great opportunities for us to learn, listen and demonstrate our collective commitment to peace and reconciliation that sits at the heart of our Cathedral Project. Riri Me Te Raukura (Conflict and Consolidation of Peace) is open to... read more

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