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 susual 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)
There is strong resolve to rebuild a Cathedral in the City's centre if the land is found to be stable following the destructive earthquakes and aftershocks of 2010 and 2011. Details on the process toward rebuilding can be found on the Christchurch Diocesan website: http://blogs.anglicanlife.org.nz/cathedral/
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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
A letter circulated by Bishop Victoria on Monday 7 October:
On Sunday 6 October I was delighted to announce the appointment of the new Dean of ChristChurch Cathedral and also the appointment of an Associate Dean. Both announcements were met with joy and thanksgiving by the Cathedral communities
The new Dean is the Rev Lynda Patterson, the acting dean of our Cathedral for the past 20 months since Peter Beck left the active ministry to enter local politics. I cannot thank Lynda enough for her ministry and sacrificial service over this time at the Cathedral which as you know has been the focus of many emotional battles and debates. She has held the Cathedral community together and also handled no small amount of international media interest about both the Cathedral in the Square and the new Transitional Cathedral. The Associate Dean is the Ven Nick Mountfort the vicar of St John’s Highfield, Timaru and Archdeacon of South Canterbury. Nick is presently a member of the Standing Committee and has been involved with both Anglican Care South Canterbury and the Anglican Care Trust Board including some time as Chairman. Lynda will commence her new appointment on 1 November and Nick’s appointment begins on 15 February. Both Lynda and Nick were elected at our September Synod to membership of General Synod.
The Transitional Cathedral continues to attract many visitors and on the 6 October when I was with the Cathedral community for all 3 services I was struck by the number of people who were visiting from elsewhere in New Zealand and overseas. This is the beginning of a return to how things were prior to the need to walk away from the Cathedral in the Square.
Thank you for all you do in Christ’s name and to the glory of God. I give thanks to God for every remembrance of you.
In Christ who has called us to be his disciples,
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
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'
Re:START is a temporary retail area constructed out of shipping containers. This unique shopping experience offers great cafes, a range of specialty gifts stores and a selection of fashion boutiques. Walk south from the Transitional Cathedral along Madras St to Tuam St. Turn right into Tuam. Walk along to Colombo, right, then second left into Re:START.
CONTACT - takes you to the Re:START website
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
Director of Music
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.