Cathedral Project Stories
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

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

A puzzling fundraiser: Sudoku tournament on the way

It is no puzzle where Sudoku fans should head on Saturday 25 May. What may be Taranaki’s first Sudoku tournament is being held as a light-hearted fundraiser for The Cathedral Project: A Taranaki Taonga and all players, from ‘hacks’ to experts, are welcome. Cathedral parishioner and Sudoku fan Orm Greensill hatched the idea for the event, which will be held between 2-5pm in Taranaki Cathedral’s Peace Lounge at 38 Vivian Street. Number crunchers will be put through their paces with six... read more

Auction Raises $34,000 for The Cathedral Project: A Taranaki Taonga

Wow! The dust has settled from our Great Art and Collectables Roadshow and Auction and together we raised a whopping $34,000 for the project! The organisers are over the moon that so much hard work and effort by so many has paid off. Thanks very much to everyone who pitched in and helped and a very special extra thank you to those who went well beyond the call of duty to make this event happen....you know who you are! read more

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