Cathedral Project Stories
Project Update for August 2020

Vicarage moved successfully A massive thank you to Clelands and Central House Movers for the skill and care they showed getting the Vicarage ready for and moving her onto her new foundations. It was incredibly impressive seeing the historic building loaded up and mobile and it’s great to have the first major piece of work completed. Stacey and his crew are finishing up and by next week most of the construction fences will be down (the Vicarage will remain cordoned... read more

Work Begins!

Clelands Construction Ltd has been awarded the contract to move the Vicarage in preparation for its upcoming redevelopment (see below). Work is expected to start in the next couple of weeks and will take around 7 weeks. Chair of Taranaki Anglican Trust Board and Project Governance Board, John Eagles, speaks for us all when he says: “We are thrilled to be able to give the go ahead to this first stage of what will be a three-year, site-wide series of construction... read more

Search Starts For Te Whare Hononga Curator

We have started looking for an innovative curator to shape the first, mission-defining exhibition for our planned bicultural peace and reconciliation centre in Taranaki. This person will have the opportunity to literally create a piece of New Zealand history inside Te Whare Hononga (The House That Binds) which will be one of the central pillars of our $15 million redevelopment project at St Mary’s. A site-wide exhibition will tell the stories of the church’s relationship with local iwi. Importantly, the narratives... read more

Christmas Cakes for a Cause

Cathedral Cakes are returning as Taranaki Cathedral’s team of home bakers prepare a limited run of the popular Christmas treats. A batch of the 750 gram Cathedral Cakes, named because their multi-coloured fruit echoes the stained glass windows of church cathedrals, sold out last year. All proceeds from the cakes will support the restoration of Taranaki Cathedral’s stained glass windows, part of the $15m project designed to strengthen the historic cathedral. Sensitive site developments will transform Taranaki Cathedral into a significant... read more

$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

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