Transitional Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand


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WELCOME TO CHRISTCHURCH TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL

A Royal Welcome

On Monday 14 April, it was our honour to welcome Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Cathedral, during their tour of New Zealand.

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Their Royal Highnesses were presented with a copy of "Kia Kaha's Brand New House" a children's book about a Cathedral mouse in the Transitional Cathedral.  The presentation was made by author, Clare Erasmus.  Copies are available for sale at the Cathedral shop! [Photo: Woolf/Crown]

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From the Dean ...

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 now open and 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. I hope you will be inspired to visit Christchurch, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Cathedral.

Very Revd Lynda Patterson
Dean of Christchurch

      

Photo by Bridgit Anderson

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CATHEDRAL ARCHITECT WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

Cathedral architect, Shigeru Ban, has won the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize.

The Dean, Chapter. staff and worshipping community of the Cathedral congratulate Shigeru on this honour.

Please click on the picture below for full details of the award.

CATHEDRAL CONCERTS & EVENTS COMING UP:

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

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GOOD FRIDAY 7.00pm

'TO THE CROSS'  The Cathedral Choir sings music for Passiontide with Poetry & Readings.

FREE

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MOTHERS' DAY CONCERT

• The Cathedral Choir • 

• Dame Malvina Major •  

• Fiona Pears •

Saturday 10 May 2014 at 6.00pm

Mother Day

Click HERE to go to the Ticketek site to buy tickets.

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LENTEN ART EXHIBITION: LAST DAY THIS FRIDAY

JOHN BADCOCK'S "STATIONS OF THE CROSS"

5 March to 19 April 2014

Koha / Donation please

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NEW BOOK FOR SALE

The second in the "Kia Kaha" series about a cathedral mouse by Clare Erasmus is now for sale in the Cathedral Shop.  A copy was presented to The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge during their recent visit to Christchurch to give to Prince George.

Kia Kaha cover

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NEW ORGAN CD NOW ON SALE ~ $25.00

(see further down this page for full details)

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WORSHIP AT THE TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL

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

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HOLY WEEK & EASTER

Monday 14 April

No Services today

Tuesday 15 April

12.05 Holy Communion with prayers for healing

6.00pm Free Organ Recital of Lenten and Pasiontide music. By Nicholas Sutcliffe, Cathedral Asst Organist

Wednesday 16 April

7.30am Holy Communion

12.05 Holy Communion in the Celtic tradition

Thursday 17 April ~ Maundy Thursday

12.05 Holy Communion in te reo Maori

7.00pm The Service of Shadows

A Tenebrae Service with the stripping of the altar

Friday 18 April ~ Good Friday

11.00am Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

7.00pm Music of Passiontide with Poetry & Readings

Music: The Cathedral Choir

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Sunday 20 April ~ Easter Day

8.00am Holy Communion

Presiding Priest: Associate Dean Nick Mountfort

Preacher: Bishop Victoria Matthews

10.00am Festival Eucharist

Presiding Priest: Dean Lynda Patterson

Preacher: Bishop Victoria Matthews

Music: The Cathedral Choir

1.00pm NZ Army Band Reunion Service

5.00pm Festal Evensong

Officiant & Preacher: Associate Dean Nick Mountfort

Music: The Cathedral Choir 

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Lent

LENT AT THE TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL

Please click on the link below to open the programme of Lenten services and studies

 

Lent booklet

Lent booklet.pdf 419.18 kB

 


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 - Cnr Gloucester and Montreal Streets, Christchurch, New Zealand

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. Contact Nicky Lee, Volunteer Manager.

Tel. 353 7883  DDI

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Very Revd Lynda Patterson

Very Revd Lynda Patterson

Dean of Christchurch

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Carolyn Harmon

Carolyn Harmon

General Manager

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Chris Oldham

Chris Oldham

Cathedral Administrator & Verger

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Nicky Lee

Nicky Lee

Volunteer Manager

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Brian Law

Brian Law

Director of Music

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Revd Nick Mountfort

Revd Nick Mountfort

Associate Dean (from 15 February 2014)

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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Weddings

Weddings

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

Wedding Info 2014

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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.


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