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Bishop's Commission to Examine Future Options

Archbishop Philip has today announced the establishment of the Bishop's Commission to consider options for Episcopal Leadership in the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki. He indicated his intention to establish this Commission, at the Diocesan Synod this year and has now finalised the Terms of Reference and has appointed the Commissioners. The Commission will be chaired by the Bishop of Waiapu, the Right Reverend Andrew Hedge. The Reverend Tric Malcolm, Chair of the Anglican Care Network and, until recently, City Missioner... read more

Celebrating 100 recitals

On Thursday 17 May 2018 at 12.15pm at the Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary, Christopher Luke, Director of Music to Taranaki Community & Cathedral will present his 100th organ recital. Since his first recital in March 2012, Luke has enjoyed entertaining audiences throughout Taranaki with organ performances at each of New Plymouth’s major churches of St Joseph’s, St Andrew’s, Whiteley Memorial and the Cathedral, along with Holy Trinity and St Andrew’s churches in Stratford and St Mary’s in Hawera. Over... read more

Farewell message from Dean Peter

Dear friends I am so grateful to God for these last two years that Gay and I have spent with you. When Archbishop Philip spoke with me and invited me to consider becoming Dean of Taranaki, it certainly felt like God's call as much as the archbishop's! I had been Dean of Christchurch for 10 years and had lived and ministered through the earthquakes to a community in shock with a cathedral pretty much in ruins, and amongst thousands of people... read more

Looking back, looking forward to new start

A reflection from The Right Reverend Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, the Bishop of Waikato The season of Advent is my favourite time of the Church’s year: a time of new beginnings as we anticipate Christmas, a time of watching and waiting. Of course it is also the time of year when the weather is getting warmer (we hope) and the pop and sizzle of sausages on the BBQ once again becomes a sign that the outdoors is where you’ll find most people... read more