The Cardboard Cathedral is open every day from 9.00am. We close either at 5.00pm or at the conclusion of the evening service.
The regular weekly services are below, but please do check the schedule for the current week at the top of the home page for any changes to the usual schedule. Please note that weekday services of Choral Evensong only take place during school terms.
Worship at the Transitional Cathedral
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Choral Eucharist
5.00pm Choral Evensong
Holy Communion at 12.05pm
Monday (NZPB), Tuesday (NZPB, with prayers for healing),
Wednesday (Celtic tradition),
Thursday (in te reo Maori), Friday (NZPB)
Choral Evensong at 5.30pm (during school terms)
Tuesday & Wednesday (with the full Choir);
Thursday (with the gentlemen of the Choir)
Choral Evensong at 4.30pm (during school terms)
Friday (with the choristers of the Cathedral Choir)
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The photos to the left are a few from the September 2013 trip the Cathedral Choir made to Australia. The choristers travelled to Sydney, Canberra and Goullburn, before being joined by the men at Melbourne. Services and recitals were sung at the Cathedrals in Sydney, Goulburn and Melbourne and at Christchurch St Laurence, Sydney. The trip was a huge success and our thanks go to those who helped us on our way: to the chorister parents; to those who prepared the music and robes; to those who joined the tour and kept it running smoothly; and to those in Australia who welcomed us so warmly and generously. Without all your help, the trip would not have been the success it was. Thanks, too, to the boys, men and staff of the Choir itself for making the journey and taking our Cathedral across the ditch.
Click HERE for a virtual tour of the Cathedral, courtesy of Google Maps © 2013 Google
Our Director of Music, Brian Law, has announced his retirement, effective from the end of this year. We will shortly be starting the search for a new Director. A job description will be available here shortly and the advertisement below will be appearing in newspapers here and overseas.
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
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'
Mailing Address - PO Box 855, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Cathedral Address - Cnr Madras and Hereford Streets, Christchurch, New Zealand
Office Address - Cnr Gloucester and Montreal Streets, Christchurch, New Zealand
Email - email@example.com
Tel - +64 3 366 0046
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. Contact Nicky Lee, Volunteer Manager.
Tel. 353 7883 DDI
Dean of Christchurch
Cathedral Administrator & Verger
Director of Music
Associate Dean (from 15 February 2014)
The Transitional Cathedral is available for weddings and we welcome your enquiry. Please see Wedding Information below for further details:
The Transitional Cathedral is available for baptisms. Please contact the Cathedral for details.
Please contact a member of staff for enquiries about having a funeral at the Transaitional Cathedral.