Transitional Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand


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WELCOME TO CHRISTCHURCH'S TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL

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The latest Cathedral Extra is available here:

Extra Lent 2019

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The Salvation Army State of the Nation Report

was presented recently and makes very interesting reading.

Click HERE to read a copy

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The Ordination and Installation of Dr Peter Carrell as Ninth Bishop of Christchurch

Please click HERE to see the Ordination Service

Please click HERE to see the Installation Service

Peter

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Cathedral extyerior Blue sky copy

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A welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the Christchurch Transitional Cathedral.

The Transitional Cathedral is a beautiful place to come and visit, so please come on in. Built to the glory of God the quiet simplicity draws people to peace and to prayer and to contemplate the depths of God. When you are inside and look back outside through the wide open doors, the beautiful park setting of Latimer Square is fully in view. Whether you are a visitor, a pilgrim searching for God, or needing a place to pray, the door is open and you are welcome.

The Cathedral is now in a time of preparation for Easter, a special season which the Church calls “Lent”. The Cathedral community will be thinking and praying in preparation for the journey with Christ to the cross on Good Friday, and to the empty tomb on Easter Day. You are most welcome to join us on this journey through the services on Sundays and weekdays, or by joining in with a group exploring the Christian faith. Our prayer is that the more we become like Christ by choosing to be kind to others, sharing what we have, and making time for quiet and fun, then together we can build a better and more generous community. As one of the New Testament writers puts it, “They are to do good, be rich in good works, and ready to share.” (1 Timothy 6:18).

Please feel free to drop in and see us, or to stop by for some peace and quiet, or to browse in the cathedral shop, or to be part of the many beautiful services offered to the glory of God.

May the peace of God which passes all understanding be with you always.

The Very Rev’d Lawrence Kimberley,  Dean of Christchurch

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The "Cardboard" Cathedral

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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Web Cam in Cathedral Square

Click HERE to see a live web cam at the Old Cathedral in Cathedral Square

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Logos for website

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Living wage logo

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CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK  

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Please click HERE to view a 2 minute time lapse film of the construction of the Transitional Cathedral

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

COMING UP AT THE TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL ...

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Wear a green heart to stand in solidarity with your Muslim neighbour

He tini ngā whetū e ngata i te kapua iti. Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa
Let us keep close together, not far apart. Many stars cannot be concealed by a small cloud.

You can download a sheet of stickers below if you'd like to print your own

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hearts2.pdf 2.63 MB

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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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LENT AT THE CATHEDRAL

You can download the Programme of services and events for Lent here

Lent Brochure 2019

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GodQuest Portrait

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Brass Concert - 17 March

POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY 31 MARCH AT 1.30PM

Nor West Brass

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Charity Concert - 30 March

Click HERE to go to EVENTFINDA to buy tickets.

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HOLY WEEK & EASTER

Holy Week & Easter 2019

Please click on the link for the Lent Brochure above for full details of our Lenten Programme

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11 MAY ~ ECUMENICAL CELEBRATION

AT THE TOWN HALL

Click on the Ad above for further information and to purchase tickets

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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 18 March
12.05pm Holy Eucharist

Tuesday 19 March
12.05pm Holy Eucharist
5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 20 March
7.30am Holy Eucharist followed by a light breakfast
12.05pm Holy Eucharist
5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Thursday 21 March 
12.05pm Holy Eucharist
6.00pm Stations of the Cross Service

Friday 22 March
7:30am  Christian Meditation
12.05pm Holy Eucharist
4.30pm Choral Evensong
     sung by the choristers of the Cathedral Choir

Saturday 23 March 
12 noon Midday Prayer

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Sunday 24 March~ Lent III

7:15am  Christian Meditation

8.00am   Holy Eucharist

10.00am   Choral Eucharist
     Preacher: Dean Lawrence Kimberley
     Music: The Cathedral Choir

5:00pm   Choral Evensong ~ The Annunciation
     Music: The Cathedral Choir

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Monday 25 March
12.05pm Holy Eucharist

Tuesday 26 March
12.05pm Holy Eucharist
5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 27 March
7.30am Holy Eucharist followed by a light breakfast
12.05pm Holy Eucharist
5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Thursday 28 March 
12.05pm Holy Eucharist
5.30pm Choral Evensong
     sung by the men of the Cathedral Choir

Friday 29 March
7:30am  Christian Meditation
12.05pm Holy Eucharist
4.30pm Choral Evensong
     sung by the choristers of the Cathedral Choir

Saturday 30 March 
12 noon Midday Prayer
7.00pm The Gift of Music, featuring Fiona Pears, Graham Wardrop and the NZ Army Band

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Sunday 31 March~ Lent IV / Mothering Sunday

7:15am  Christian Meditation

8.00am   Holy Eucharist

10.00am   Choral Eucharist
     Music: The Cathedral Choir

5:00pm   Choral Evensong
     Music: The Cathedral Choir

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LATEST MUSIC LIST

The music list for Term One 2019 up to Easter is available here

Music List - Term I 2019

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Chorister audition 2018 (3)


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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Ven Lynnette Lightfoot

Ven Lynnette Lightfoot

Associate Priest

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Chris Oldham (the one on the right)

Chris Oldham (the one on the right)

Cathedral Administrator

Chapter Secretary

Verger

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Nicky Lee

Nicky Lee

Cathedral Deacon

Volunteer Manager

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Revd Ben Randall

Revd Ben Randall

Assistant Curate

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John Linker

John Linker

Director of Music

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Harry Meehan

Harry Meehan

Assistant Organist (Until 31 October 2018)

Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch

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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The Friends of the Cathedral

People from all places and walks of life constitute the Friends of ChristChurch Cathedral.   Friends are often people from far away, who are unable to attend Cathedral worship, but nevertheless have an affinity with the Cathedral.
Their interest and support is in both the old Cathedral as a great spiritual, historical and architectural treasure, and the Transitional Cathedral as a modern iconic and inspirational place of worship, pilgrimage and community.
The Friends of the Cathedral supports the ministry of the Cathedral.  It is not a fundraising body for the re-instatement of the old Cathedral.  A separate charitable entity is being established in 2018 for that purpose.
We warmly invite you to join us on the exciting journey of belonging to one of New Zealand’s most valued icons as together we ensure the Cathedral’s ongoing life for future generations.

You can download the Friends Brochure by clicking on the link below.  This will give you more information and tells you how to become a member.  We look forward to hearing from you!  You can contact us by clicking on the contact button below.

Friends Brochure

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Cathedral Chapter

The Cathedral Chapter consists of four clerical canons appointed by the Diocese of Christchurch and four lay canons, two of whom are appointed by the Diocese and two from the regular worshipping congregation of the Cathedral.  Ex-officio members of the Chapter are The Bishop, The Dean and the Diocesan Chancellor.  The current Chapter members are:

BISHOP OF CHRISTCHURCH                                                                                             
                                                                                                                          

DEAN                                                                                                                                         
Lawrence Kimberley   B.Com., B.Th., Dip Liturgical Studies, A.C.A.(Retired), I.O.D

CLERICAL CANONS                                                                                                              
Mark Chamberlain  M.Min, B.Th.,  B.E.
Amanda Neil, JP, Dip. Tch., B. Theol.                                                                                  
Helen Roud   B.Th., M.Heal.Sc.
Ben Truman   B.A., B.Theol., PG.Dip.Arts, Grad.Dip.Tchg, Dip.Grad., Ang.Stud.Dip  

LAY CANONS                                                                                                                          
Rosemary Allison L.T.C.L., Dip.Tchg
Anthony Hughes-Johnson   QC
Carole Muir M.HSc., B.Ms., ANNP. SCM. SRN                                                                  
Malcolm Rickerby  

DIOCESAN CHANCELLOR                                                                                                  
Jeremy Johnson B.A., LL.B.(Hons), LL.M.   

   
CHAPTER SECRETARY                                                                                                        
Christopher Oldham   B.A., M.Sc., M.N.Z.I.M.


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 appreciated

We need your support.  Donations in support of the ministry of the Transitional 'Cardboard' Cathedral are always gratefully appreciated. Please partner us in this important project by making a donation. Thank you.

You can donate online by clicking an amount below or you can donate to our bank account (details below).  Donations are tax deductible for New Zealand tax payers.  If you would like a receipt for a donation made please email the Cathedral Administrator on admin@christchurchcathedral.co.nz.  If donating to our bank account, please put your name in one of the fields.
Account Name: Christchurch Cathedral Chapter;  Account Number - 06 0831 0034885 000

$ 10.00 NZD
If you would like to donate more than NZD$10.00, please select a value from the drop down menu. Again, many thanks for your support.