Transitional Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand


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WELCOME TO CHRISTCHURCH'S TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL

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See 'Cathedral News' below for  pastoral letter to Diocese of Christchurch from Bishop Victoria

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A Message from the Dean

Alleluia! Christ is risen and ascended! He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

In company with Christians all around the world the Cathedral is celebrating Ascensiontide. Our worship will resound with alleluias and the music of Ascensiontide, laden with promise and hope that the risen Christ is eternally present with us. We give thanks that Christ is also fully present to God, offering prayers with sighs too deep for words, for the healing of the world.

The risen Christ is the presence among us of compassion, of healing, and of reconciliation. Now that he is risen and ascended, Christ has promised to be present to every person in every time and place. My prayer is that the Transitional Cathedral may be a place where all who come will know the presence of Christ. Currently there is a prayer station for those affected by terrorism and who suffer horribly as a result of that; the Cathedral is praying especially for the people of Manchester. Whether you are a visitor, or a pilgrim, or because you would like to pray for someone else, the Transitional Cathedral is a place of warmth, and a quiet place to offer prayer to God.

This week the Cathedral, together with millions of Christians around the world will pray for the unity of all Christians everywhere. As the Church awaits the coming of the Spirit at the Festival of Pentecost on Sunday 4 June, we contemplate Jesus’ prayer that “they may all be one” (John 17:11). This week there will be prayer stations in the Cathedral providing lots of ways to pray that the Kingdom of God may come in all its fullness. All are welcome to participate in these prayers.

Alleluia! Christ is risen and ascended! He is risen indeed, Alleluia! May God bless you this Easter!

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A Place of Prayer for The Manchester Bombing & Victims of Terrorism

O God, hear our prayer,
which we raise amidst the deafening noise
and desperation of the world.
We pray for all who have been killed
or wounded in the Manchester Bombing,
and for all those affected by acts of inhuman violence.
Draw those who died suddenly close to yourself;
strengthen those who are traumatized;
console those who mourn;
and grant wisdom to those in leadership
and throughout the community at this time.
Visit the families of the victims of terrorism,
wrap them in the mantle of your divine comfort,
and make them find again in you,
strength and courage to continue.
This we ask in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen.

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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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Logos for website

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The Cathedral is very grateful for support from

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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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Ecumenical Worship Service

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017

Ecumenical Prayer Service poster

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A Service of readings and hymns for Pentecost

Sunday 4 June at 5.00pm

Pentecost Service Poster 2017

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Theologians in the Cathedral

A Sunday evening preaching series starting in June

In conjunction with Theology House

Theologians series sm

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Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra

Lunchtime Concert

12.45 Monday 26 June

Christchurch Transitional Cathedral Flyer - MBSO copy

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GODQUEST: *  KNOWING GOD  *  GROWING IN FAITH  *  LIVING THE LIFE  *

Take the road to explore the Christian faith
March – July 2017           Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:00pm

Godquest poster

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We are again selling the Christchurch Entertainment Book as a fundraiser for Cathedral music.  Click on the pic below to order your early bird copy!

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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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Sunday 21 May – Easter VI                                            

8.00am   Holy Eucharist
     Preacher: Dean Lawrence Kimberley

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

4.30pm The Cathedral Grammar School Founders' Day Service 
     Preacher: Revd Canon Ben Truman
     Music: The Cathedral Choristers and the School Chapel Choirs

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Monday 22 May 
12.05pm Midday Prayer

Tuesday 23 May 
12.05pm Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing
5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 24 May 
12.05pm Holy Eucharist in the Celtic tradition
5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Thursday 25 May
12.05pm Holy Eucharist in te reo Maori
5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the men of the Cathedral Choir

Friday 26 May 
12.05pm Holy Eucharist
4.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the choristers of the Cathedral Choir

Saturday 27 May
12.05pm Midday Prayer

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Sunday 28 May – Ascension                                            

8.00am   Holy Eucharist
     Preacher: Revd Ben Randall, Assistant Curate

10.00am   Choral Eucharist  
     Preacher: Revd Ben Randall, Assistant Curate
     Music: The Cathedral Choir

5.00pm Choral Evensong 
     Preacher: Dean Lawrence Kimberley
     Music: The Cathedral Choir

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Monday 29 May 
12.05pm Midday Prayer

Tuesday 30 May 
12.05pm Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing
5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 31 May 
12.05pm Holy Eucharist in the Celtic tradition
5.30pm Ecumenical worship Service as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Thursday 1 June
12.05pm Holy Eucharist in te reo Maori
5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the men of the Cathedral Choir

Friday 2 June 
12.05pm Holy Eucharist
4.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the choristers of the Cathedral Choir

Saturday 3 June 
12.05pm Midday Prayer

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Pentecost flame

Sunday 4 June – PENTECOST                                            

8.00am   Holy Eucharist
     Preacher: Dean Lawrence Kimberley

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

5.00pm A Service of readings, hymns and anthems for Pentecost 
     Music: The Cathedral Choir

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Monday 5 June 
12.05pm Midday Prayer

Tuesday 6 June 
12.05pm Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing
5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 7 June 
12.05pm Holy Eucharist in the Celtic tradition
5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir 

Thursday 8 June
12.05pm Holy Eucharist in te reo Maori
5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the men of the Cathedral Choir

Friday 9 June 
12.05pm Holy Eucharist
4.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the choristers of the Cathedral Choir

Saturday 10 June 
12.05pm Midday Prayer

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Sunday 11 June – TRINITY                                            

8.00am   Holy Eucharist
     Preacher: Dean Lawrence Kimberley

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 May can be downloaded here:

Music List - May 2017


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

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

This page is under construction


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
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