Cathedral Life
Important notice regarding Cathedral Services and the Corono-19 virus.

All sevices on the 22nd will be non-eucharist. We will hold short services of prayer at 8.00am, 9.00am and 10.15am for our country and world as we face the COVID-19 crisis. Following the PMs declaration on Saturday 21 March at midday of a level 2 situation, requesting at risk groups to remain at home, which includes those over 70 years and those with other respiratory or health conditions, we also request our parishoners in those groups to remain at home. It... read more

JOINT ARCHBISHOPS' STATEMENT ON COVID-19

The Archbishops and Bishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand have together made the decision to suspend all public services of worship until further notice. This suspension will take effect following those services being held this coming Sunday 22 March. read more

Important - Services and Covid-19 virus.

In response to the Government restriction on gatherings of more than 100 people we will this Sunday 22nd March, offer 3 services at 8.00am, 9.00am and 10.15am restricted to 50 people at each, which will also allow for social distancing. At our services we are no longer sharing the Peace and communion will only be offered in one kind, the bread. Sunday’s Shared Lunch is cancelled. read more

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

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