Cathedral Life
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

Help Balance Our Books: Important Volunteer Role

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

"Our prayers and love go out to the Muslim communities in Christchurch..." Acting Dean of Taranaki Cathedral Archdeacon Trevor Harrison

Acting Dean of Taranaki Cathedral Archdeacon Trevor Harrison's message to those affected by the horrific events in Christchurch today: “Our prayers and love go out to the Muslim communities in Christchurch, innocent people of faith, who were attacked whilst at worship. We pray especially for those who mourn those killed, for those who are injured and for the Police and Ambulance staff as they come to terms with the trauma and horror they have had to deal with.” read more

Faith journey in 'real-life' settings

Rob Baigent-Ritchie talks to Sarah Foy One cathedral inspired Rob Baigent-Ritchie’s spiritual convictions, now he’s ministering at another cathedral in a different island. Rob, an associate priest at Taranaki Cathedral who is married to Annie Baigent-Ritchie, became a Christian in 1971 at Christchurch Cathedral. He grew up in the city, and as a youngster attending St Barnabas’ church with his parents, remembers loving parables and the stories of the New Testament. “Not just the gospel stories about Jesus but about all... read more

Lawyer gave decades of service to Taranaki

New Plymouth lawyer Ian Mitchell, a St Mary’s parishioner whose distinguished service to the community included 34 years on the Taranaki Anglican Trust Board, died in July 2018, a month short of his 90th birthday. Ian was born in Blenheim in 1928. He boarded at Nelson College before studying law at Victoria University, and then practised law at Govett Quilliam for 41 years, 25 of them as the senior partner. Ian supported many organisations professionally, including the New Plymouth District and... read more

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