Level 2-Delta at Taranaki Cathedral

August 18, 2021

Government and Diocesan advice and rules means that (like everyone) we will be operating differently at Level 2-Delta than we did during previous Level 2 periods.

As always, your physical, mental and spiritual heath remains our top priority. No one should feel there is an expectation to attend in-person services – we encourage everyone to consider our on-line offerings as an alternative in the short term.

Because of different vaccine statuses, age, health and personal circumstances, we all have different comfort levels around coming together (although 2 meters apart!) and that is perfectly fine. Do what is right for you, not what you think you should do.

Below is a run through of what’s going to be our “new normal” for  the next wee while. Bear in mind that (as we have become all too used to) these “best-laid” plans may change to keep pace with Covid Alert Levels, Government regulations or Diocesan advice.

Church Buildings

Only staff are to use parish buildings (and even then this is being strictly managed due to the new 2-meter distancing rules, mask guidelines and our limited space and ventilation)

You can reach Jen in the office during her normal hours (9-2pm weekdays) and outside these times the phones go through to one of us (so if you get asked to leave a message please do – it just means we’re on a call or similar but we will call you back asap).

If you NEED to visit, please call ahead to arrange a suitable time and remember you will need to wear a mask, sign in (via the Tracer Ap or our paper register) and follow the 2 meter distancing rules.


Sunday 12 September:  No in-person services  (The next instalment of our Art For God’s Sake series will be offered via Facebook)

Sunday 19 September:  In-person Services of The Word resume at 8 and 10 am WITHOUT communion.

Details of the procedures attendees will need to follow are being developed and will be shared with you next week.

A virtual service/Evensong will be offered and you are encouraged to participate this way

Wednesday 22 September:  10am Service resumes at 10 am WITHOUT communion

Sunday 26 September:  Services of the Word at 8 and 10 am.  Virtual Service held at  10 am.

Wednesday 29 September:  Service of the Word at 10 am; 175th Anniversary Evensong will be offered virtually.

Church Activities

If you are involved with a Church group please make sure you understand and follow these Diocesan Regulations.

After the Governments next Alert level update (early next week) the Diocese will meet (virtually) to discuss what impact any changes to levels or guidelines will have on our ability to gather in person. The government has already signalled that there may be changes to what can occur at different alert levels due to the increased transmissibility of the Delta variant so please do not assume that a move to Alert Level 2 will automatically mean the resumption of in-person services. We will aim to communicate Diocesan decisions to you next Thursday online (and in next week’s E-ffervescence).

Pukeko Stomp Is Online

Pukeko Stomp will continue hosting onlione sessions for the time being. Email Shemaine Mohacsy shemane.m@hotmail.co.nz to find out how to join in.

Log In To (a different sort of) Sunday Worship 

There will be no public services again this Sunday (September 12th ) within our Diocese.

Instead, anyone who wants to, is warmly encouraged to join us on Facebook at for the next installment of our Art For God’s Sake meditation on art, history and theology.

To watch, go to www.facebook.com/TaranakiCathedral

Pukeko Stomp Is Online

Beat the lockdown blues and entertain the little ones with our online Pukeko Stomp sessions! Email Shemaine Mohacsy shemane.m@hotmail.co.nz to find out more.

Share the Gift Of Vaccination

The Anglican Mission Board is running a great “Get One Give One” initiative to help overcome some of the vaccine inequality we are seeing around the globe. If you would like to give someone else the gift of vaccination then you can donate $10 (or more) at their Give A Little page HERE



Dean Jacqui, Dean Jay, Reverend Dan and the Taranaki Cathedral team

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