Cathedral Life
Little Baby: New Kingdom

Sermon preached by Archedeacon Trevor Harrison 29 December 2019: Matthew 2:13-23 Christmas is over. Already people are starting to take the decorations down, to put the crib scenes away and the tree has been dragged out waiting to be next winter's firewood. It's over. Now back to normal. Christmas is a wonderland, a fantasy of peace, joy, love and goodwill. But normal is the world as it really is, the workaday, ordinary fallen world. And yet, after all of tyhe partying,... read more

Christmas: God's practical joke

Sermon preached by Archdeacon Trevor Harrison at the Midnight Mass of the Nativity 25 December 2019 It’s a marvellous, wonderful, wise, loving practical joke. Christmas! The Nativity! There’s God, down through the centuries, listening to the prophecies about the Messiah. Some of them were wonderful and beautiful and spoke the mind of God. Others thundered away about the Conqueror, the one who would come riding on a white charger, with sword in hand, a leader that would be better and... read more

Christmas Story for Young and Old

Everyone loves a good Christmas pantomine and the crowds that were at the Interim Cathedral on Christmas Eve were treated to the classic Christmas story. A young audience member said" "I thought it was really cool having a live donkey and getting people seeing the story rather than just telling it...." A visiting family member said it was the mixture of young and old in the audience that made the day for her. "It was wonderful seeing so many families... read more

Buy a pew from Taranaki Cathedral

Have you heard the news about the pews? We are in the process of contacting people with family links to a Taranaki Cathedral pew to buy one as part of our exciting site development project. Find out what is happening and how to register your interest here Watch Bryan Vickery from Hokonui talk to Communications Adviser Andrew Moffat about the pews here Our months long search for potential family buyers finishes on 20 September. The pews will then be made available... read more

Project and Pizza!

We had a great time sharing more visuals and details about The Cathedral Project today with some of our kids, Archbishop Philip Richardson and architect Jennie Goddard. Thanks everyone for coming along, it was great to hear the questions and excitement around the project. The pizza was pretty good too. read more

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