Upcoming Changes At Taranaki Cathedral

August 6, 2021

Upcoming Changes At Taranaki Cathedral During Construction Work

We are gearing up to start Phase Two of our Project — building Te Whare Hononga and refurbishing the Vicarage to create Te Manu Hononga/The Paul Reeves Centre.

While it is an exciting time, large parts of our site will essentially be a construction zone for the better part of a year. Work will take place Monday – Saturday from 7am. Our first priorities are the health and safety of all staff, parishioners and visitors and ensuring peaceful worship can continue. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the changes that will be in place around Taranaki Cathedral from August/September this year when Clelands Construction moves onto site.

Hatherley driveway closed between Robe and Vivian Streets, for the duration of works.

Parking when visiting us please park on surrounding streets or in the Peace Hall carpark.

Pedestrian access to the Upper Hatherly Offices & Chapel is best from Robe Street.  If you park in the Peace Hall carpark you will need to walk up Robe Street and into our grounds via the pathway opposite Fulford Street as we cannot guarantee you will be able to walk around the outside of the Hatherly Hall (intrepid visitors can stroll east-ward through the church yard and reach the back of Hatherly that way).

Pedestrian access to Hatherley Hall is via the Vivian Street steps. This is not walker, wheelchair or pram friendly unfortunately

The Interim Cathedral and Peace Lounge should not experience any interruption from the works. A few carparks will be reserved for construction workers Monday-Saturday.

Wednesday Morning Eucharist (10 am) and Hakari Tapu (12 noon 3rd Wednesday monthly) will move across the road to the Interim Cathedral. We will let you know when this will begin (so until you hear from us continue coming to the Upper Hatherly Chapel).

Tuesday’s Te Ao Maori group will move across the road to the Peace Lounge. We will let you know when this will begin (so again, until you hear from us, continue coming to the Upper Hatherly Chapel).

Morning Prayer, The Community Café, Thursday Women’s Bible Study we will continue to be held in the Hatherly Building. We will revisit this once work commences to make sure it is appropriate.

Having a large portion of our site essentially become a construction zone will bring its share of inconveniences and we thank you for your patience and understanding.

The good news of course, is that we are moving forward with our Peace & Reconciliation plans and getting closer to being able to earthquake strengthen and reopen our beloved Church of St Mary.

 Please continue to keep Jenny Goddard, the Project Team and Cathedral staff in your prayers.


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