What a wonderous week it has been! The welcome of Jay, preparation of the Hatherley spaces for the impending building site discombobulation, opening of the vicarage for people to say their farewells and share precious memories, and the blessing of the grounds in preparation for what is to come… read more
We're moving - at least, for a temporary period.
The Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary will be worshipping in an interim worship space in the New Year.
That's because our beloved historic building needs to be earthquake strengthened. Detailed assessments have determined that the stone church requires key structural work. The last service will be held there on 31 January 2016.
While we establish what that work will involve and the likely cost, we will be relocating to another building. Our governing bodies have been considering a range of options but arrangements have yet to be finalised. We will continue to keep our parishioners and the wider community informed - and we ask for ongoing prayer, support and patience.
In the meantime don't forget that our doors are always open. The foyer area, attached to the stone church and called the Hatherly Hall, is unaffected. It will be business as usual in many respects. The last Community Cafe will be on Tuesday December 22 and our office will close for a period over Christmas.
For further information see our Cathedral Building Work page.