Transitional Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand


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WELCOME TO CHRISTCHURCH'S TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL

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PENTECOST

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Dear friends,

The Church is preparing to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, a day which we celebrate the outpouring of the Spirit on the Church and the empowering of the people of God to spread the Good News which the risen Christ has entrusted to us. When we reflect on the story of the early Church, we see that on the Day of Pentecost the disciples are still in the upper room. By now, after receiving encouragement from the risen Christ, they are watching and waiting in prayer, having overcome the shock and grief of Good Friday, but it is the gift of the Spirit that comes with the sound of the mighty wind and tongues of fire that transforms them into fearless Apostles who will be completely unafraid as they move out into the world.

As a Cathedral community, we pray for all Christians everywhere including ourselves, that we all may be found watching and waiting for the coming of the Spirit, and that as we wait with open hearts, the Spirit may be poured into us all afresh, that we may be filled with a renewed enthusiasm and joy in the Gospel so that others may sense something in us that draws us to faith in Christ.

Among the important passages in the St Paul’s letters to the Churches are those about the fruits of the Spirit. In your prayer, ask God to help us all nurture these in your hearts: the Spirit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22). Later in the same letter, Paul exhorts us to bear one another burdens, to never tire of doing what is right, and to work for the good of all. As we do so, be mindful of who the Spirit of God is. The Spirit is One who is called Comforter, who will guide us into all truth and help us remember the teaching of Jesus. So the Spirit helps us to know Jesus better, and if we make room for the Spirit in our hearts, then as the fruits of the Spirit become more obvious in our lives the same Spirit will help draw others to know Jesus too, to grow in us hearts that are generous and compassionate, open to serving others and full of love and grace.

Warm greetings and peace,

Dean Lawrence.

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The "Cardboard" Cathedral

Cathedral by night

Cathedrals usually stand as enduring monuments to human skill and inventiveness, and magnificent pointers to the presence of God among us. Their websites will tell you how they are the oldest, the largest, the tallest or the most significant of their kind.

ChristChurch Cathedral is slightly different. The original Cathedral was badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquake in February 2011. We are operating from our new temporary home, the Transitional Cathedral in Latimer Square, Christchurch. It is the world’s only cathedral made substantially of cardboard.

This web site aims to tell you something about who we are and what we stand for. It is a work in progress. It offers a glimpse of the building, its history and its environment. It provides information about Cathedral services and events, its music and arts programme, facilities for visitors and pilgrims, educational resources, stories about our community life and outreach, and an archive of recent sermons. We hope you will be inspired to visit Christchurch, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Cathedral.

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A Way Forward

The Way Forward Working Group report proposes two new rites of blessing to be considered by this year's General Synod.  These liturgies have been designed to allow for the blessing of couples who have been married in a civil ceremony – according either to New Zealand law, or to the law in the Pacific Island nations which form part of this church. These liturgies also create a pathway for the people in such relationships to become ordained.

Click here to read about the report and download a copy.

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Call to Prayer for Burundi

A Communion-wide call to pray for the crisis-torn country of Burundi and the role that the Anglican Church of Burundi plays in in bringing peace and reconciliation has been issued. The call to pray – from Holy Week and through the Easter season – is being backed by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. The Archbishop of Burundi, Bernard Ntahoturi, has said that the local church has been strengthened by the prayers of Anglicans and other Christians.

Click HERE for more details

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Rose Window Photography by Derek Golding          www.Goldingarts.co.nz 

COMING UP AT THE TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL ...

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Please come to any of the services, events and recitals below ...

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CONCERTS, EVENTS & FUNCTIONS AT THE CATHEDRAL

The Cathedral is available for a wide variety of events.  Please see further down this page for full details, and the scrolling photos below.  As well as catered events, the Cathedral is available for concerts and recitals.  Please contact the Cathedral Administrator for further information

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The next in the Organ Recital Series is Tuesday 1 November ~ Music for All Saints

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"This one's for you" A concert by Will Martin, with Ali Harper, Rebecca Nelson and the choristers of the Cathedral Choir

Friday 24 June at 7.30pm

Tickets on sale from the Cathedral and Eventfinda (click on the picture below to be taken to the Eventfinda website)

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Organ Recital ~ Jeremy Woodside

Former Assistant organist at this Cathedral and former Organ Scholar at Westminster Abbey

Sunday 31 July at 2.00pm

Tickets on sale now from the Cathedral shop or via this website (below)

JW Recital

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WORSHIP AT THE TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL

You are very welcome to join any of the up-coming services at the Transitional Cathedral:

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Morning Prayer is said Monday to Friday at 8.30am. All welcome

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Monday 16 May

12.05 Holy Eucharist

Tuesday 17 May

12.05pm Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing

5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 18 May

12.05pm Holy Eucharist in the Celtic tradition

5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Thursday 19 May

12.05pm Holy Eucharist in Te Reo Maori

No Evening Service tonight

Friday 20 May

12.05pm Holy Eucharist

4.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the boys of the Cathedral Choir

Saturday 21 May

12.05pm Midday Prayer

[6.00pm The Cathedral Choristers sing Choral Evensong and Concert at Trinity Church, Darfield]

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Sunday 22 May ~ TRINITY

8.00am Holy Eucharist    

10.00am   Choral Eucharist 

      Preacher: Rt Revd John Pritchard, retired Bishop of Oxford (UK)

     Music: The men of the Cathedral Choir

2.00pm The Boys' Brigade Service

5.00pm Choral Evensong

     Reflection: Associate Dean Stephanie Robson

     Music: The Cathedral Choir

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Monday 23 May

12.05 Holy Eucharist

Tuesday 24 May

12.05pm Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing

5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 25 May

12.05pm Holy Eucharist in the Celtic tradition

5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Thursday 26 May

12.05pm Holy Eucharist in Te Reo Maori

5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the men of the Cathedral Choir

Friday 27 May

12.05pm Holy Eucharist

No Evening Service tonight

Saturday 28 May

12.05pm Midday Prayer

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Sunday 29 May ~ THANKSGIVING FOR HOLY COMMUNION (CORPUS CHRISTI)

8.00am Holy Eucharist    

10.00am   Choral Eucharist & Baptisms

      Preacher: Dean Lawrence Kimberley

     Music: The Cathedral Choir

5.00pm Choral Evensong

     Reflection: Dean Lawrence Kimberley

     Music: The Cathedral Choir

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SERVICE MUSIC.  The music list for May can be downloaded here:

Music - May 2016

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Tides

THANK YOU ...

Our thanks for the generous support provided by Tides Foundation, on the recommendation of the Martin Fabert Foundation

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JEREMY WOODSIDE ORGAN RECITAL

Sunday 31 July at 2.00pm.  All tickets $15.00

$ 15.00 NZD
Street Address

Street Address

The Transitional Cathedral is located at 234 Hereford Street. An easy walk from the any point in the central city, the Cathedral sits at the southern end of Latimer Square, beside the future 'Green Frame'. Travel to the central city from the airport takes around 20 minutes by bus or taxi.  There is no public car parking at the Cathedral.  However, there is plenty of street parking nearby.  There is a disabled park in the staff carpark off Madras Street for visitors to the Cathedral.

CONTACT - will take you to 234 Hereford St in Google Maps

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Cathedral in the Square

Cathedral in the Square

The Transitional Cathedral is only a five minute walk away from the site of the seriously damaged Cathedral in the Square. Walk northwest through Latimer Square to Worcester Street. 500 metres along Worcester St you'll see the damaged stone Cathedral.

CONTACT - will take you to a street view of the Cathedral in the Square showing both 'pre earthquake' and 'current'

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How to get in touch ...

How to get in touch ...

Mailing Address - PO Box 855, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

Cathedral Address - Cnr Madras and Hereford Streets, Christchurch, New Zealand

Office Address - at the Cathedral

Email - admin@christchurchcathedral.co.nz

Tel - +64 3 366 0046

Volunteering at the Transitional Cathedral

Volunteering at the Transitional Cathedral

Around 200 volunteers support the Transitional Cathedral's life and work. They assist in different ways.  Some support the services and the choir, while many enjoy greeting visitors as Transitional Cathedral guides,  as shop assistant / receptionists or as ushers at evening events. Others work as cleaners or look after the garden.

If you're interested in becoming a volunteer working with the Transitional Cathedral's visitors, it would be good to hear from you. Please contact Nicky Lee, Volunteer Manager.

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Anglican Diocese

Anglican Diocese

The Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch. For information, check out their website by clicking CONTACT.

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The Cathedral Grammar School is the Cathedral's Choir School.

The Cathedral Grammar School is the Cathedral's Choir School.

As well as educating the Cathedral Choristers, the School provides high quality education for pre-school, primary school and intermediate aged girls and boys. Cathedral Grammar is an Anglican independent school, offering parents choice in the selection of a school to best suit their child's needs.

With a 130-year plus history, Cathedral Grammar is the longest established private primary school in New Zealand. The School takes huge pride in the varied, successful and happy lives of the boys and girls who have experienced ‘Grammar’ over that time.

To visit the School's website click contact below

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Moveable Feasts ~ the Cathedral Caterers

Moveable Feasts ~ the Cathedral Caterers

Moveable Feasts are the providers for all catered events at the Transitional Cathedral.  if you have any questions about the wide variety of catered events we can offer, please contact Sarah Robinson, General Manager.

To visit their website, please click on the photo below:

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Very Revd Lawrence Kimberley

Very Revd Lawrence Kimberley

Dean of Christchurch

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Revd Stephanie Robson

Revd Stephanie Robson

Associate Dean

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Chris Oldham (the one on the right)

Chris Oldham (the one on the right)

Cathedral Administrator

Chapter Secretary

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Nicky Lee

Nicky Lee

Cathedral Deacon

Volunteer Manager

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John Linker

John Linker

Director of Music

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Appointment pending

Assistant Organist

Cathedral Regulars Email List

If you are a member of the worshipping community at the Cathedral and would like to sign up to the email list to receive information, please click on CONTACT below and follow the prompts.

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Weddings

Weddings

The Transitional Cathedral is available for weddings and we welcome your enquiry.  Please see Wedding Information below for further details:

Wedding Info 2015

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BAPTISMS

BAPTISMS

The Transitional Cathedral is available for baptisms.  Please contact the Cathedral for details.

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Funerals

Please contact a member of staff for enquiries about having a funeral at the Transaitional Cathedral.

Your Support is Vital

Donations in support of the 'Transitional 'Cardboard' Cathedral are urgently sought. Christchurch has suffered enormous damage. The entire central city has been decimated and along with it, our Cathedral heart. We need your support. Please partner us in this important project by making a donation. Thank you.

$ 10.00 NZD
The initial donation figure noted here is NZ $10. If you wish to donate a larger amount please click on the 'Donate more' option. This option retains the original NZ$10 and adds an additional figure up to your total.