We have moved - at least for a temporary period - but we're open for business just like we have been for years.
The Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary began worshipping in an interim space in February 2016. That is because our beloved historic building needs to be earthquake strengthened. Detailed assessments have determined that the stone church requires key structural work and the last service was held there on 31 January 2016.
While we establish the scope and cost of the seismic strengthening project we have relocated Sunday services to the Peace Hall, across the road in Vivian Street. All of our other work continues as usual.
Some parts of the building remain in use. This includes our modern foyer area, attached to the stone church, which is known as the Hatherly Hall. The community cafe continues to take place there every Tuesday morning, and our offices and staff remain in the Hatherly wing. The Upper Room is set aside as a chapel and sacred space, and is available for quiet reflection at any time we are open. Our midweek services are conducted here.
Cathedral opening hours are currently 9am - 2.30pm on weekdays and 7.30-noon on Sundays.